Whenever a new season of cold weather begins it is usually very common that, with the change of warmth to cold and particularly the decrease of the hours of light and also of much lower temperatures, our defenses suffer and therefore our immune system tends to weaken.
It is common to feel apathetic, weak, with little humor and also with very little energy.
Although this series of symptoms is popularly known as autumnal asthenia, it is true that a decrease in our defenses results in our body being more prone to catching flu and colds.
A useful natural solution to prevent colds is to strengthen our immune system even months before the cold and wet months begins, and that both the drop in temperatures and the decrease in daylight hours are much clearer.
Fundamentally following a lifestyle as healthy as possible, based on the consumption of many fresh fruits and vegetables (which provide essential nutrients for the proper functioning of the immune system), practicing physical exercise on a regular basis and avoiding unhealthy habits such as for example the case of tobacco and alcohol.
How to make a powerful anti-cold remedy
With regard to the foods to be consumed on a regular basis, 3 stand out, which will be part of the natural remedy that we want to talk about on this occasion: garlic, onion and honey, three powerful, all-natural foods ideal for prevention and the treatment of flu and colds due to its incredible healing and medicinal qualities.
Benefits of garlic, onions and honey for colds and flu
Garlic, a powerful antiviral and antibacterial
Garlic is probably one of the most powerful foods that exist not only from a nutritional point of view, but also because of its great capacity to stimulate our defenses and protect us from external aggression of viruses and bacteria.
Therefore not only is it useful in case of a cold, but also its regular consumption is adequate in case of any other respiratory disease, as for example it can be the case of bronchitis.
It acts as an extremely powerful natural antibiotic, which combines its anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiseptic and vasodilator qualities.
It contains allicin and more than 20 compounds with antiviral action, a compound able to fight the symptoms of flu and the cold thanks to its antiviral and bactericidal qualities.
And not only fight, but they are interesting for the prevention of cold viruses (obviously, when the consumption of garlic is regular in our diet).
It is also rich in vitamin C, which helps reduce the duration and symptoms of the cold, and zinc, a component capable of reducing the most annoying symptoms.
Onion, powerful expectorant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
If you ever got bad as a child, it’s possible that your mother or grandmother cut an onion into four pieces and put it near your bed while you were sleeping.
Indeed, we are facing a very popular traditional remedy at the same time that accurate, given that the onion exerts an anti-inflammatory action capable of relieving the nasal congestion characteristic of flu and colds.
In addition, its antibacterial effect helps in a very positive way when it comes to combating a very wide variety of infectious diseases in a completely natural way.
On the other hand, as with garlic, it also becomes a powerful natural remedy against colds and flu due to its antibiotic qualities.
Honey, interesting antiviral antioxidant effect
Honey is considered a super food because of its incredible nutritional and medicinal qualities.
For example, from a nutritional point of view, it provides vitamins (A, C, D, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6) and minerals (copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, manganese, sodium and iodine), highlighting at the same time as an energetic food due to its high content of sugars.
Helps to relieve irritated membranes in the back of the throat, becoming a traditional remedy useful in case of throat infection (which usually occurs with pain), to relieve discomfort and be an excellent relief for cough.
It also stands out for its antimicrobial and antioxidant qualities, two unique qualities that make it a useful food against colds and flu.
Remedy of garlic, onion and honey to cure the flu and the cold
To make this wonderful home remedy you will need the following ingredients:
3 garlic cloves
1 cup of honey
And, finally, to prepare it you must follow the steps that we indicate below:
First cut the onion into several pieces and then crush it very finely.
Peel the cloves of garlic and do the same procedure as with the onion.
Put the cloves of garlic and onion in a glass container that you can airtight, and add honey.
Cover and let rest for 15 hours.
After these hours you will have your remedy ready.
To consume it, you only have to take 4 to 5 tablespoons of this remedy a day, until the symptoms diminish little by little.