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Cold and Flu Remedies

It’s important to pay attention to how you feel. As soon as you feel a “cold” coming on, it’s time to take preventive action by enjoying one of these nourishing, natural home brews.

Print this out and tape it to your refrigerator: You never know when you’ll need it.

Scallion Broth
This simple broth will help you sweat lightly, and is an excellent remedy for preventing and getting rid of colds:

  • Take one scallion, and chop it up.

  • Boil in water for 5 to 10 minutes. (Keep the lid on the pot to prevent vapor from escaping.)

  • Flavor with tamari.

  • Sip it slowly, bundle up, then lie down, or go to sleep.

  • Ginger Tea
    If scallion broth doesn’t suit your culinary fancy, try ginger tea:

  • Put a couple of slices of fresh ginger in one and one-half cups of water.

  • Boil for 5 to 10 minutes. (Time it based on how strong you like your ginger tea.)

  • Keep the lid on the pot to prevent vapor from escaping.

  • Add a little honey and lemon.

  • Sip it slowly, bundle up, then lie down, or go to sleep.

  • Scallion broth is the more effective of the two remedies, but if for some reason it doesn’t appeal to you, ginger tea is a good alternative

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    IMPORTANT: All information on this Web site is provided for educational use only and not meant to substitute for the advice of a local Oriental Medicine practitioner, biomedical doctor, experienced coach, or martial arts instructor.