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DIY immunity-boosting drink for flu: Simple to make at home

DIY immunity-boosting drink for flu: Simple to make at home Photo: Which tincture will help alleviate acute respiratory viral infections (freepik.com)

A medicinal tincture can effectively alleviate the symptoms of a cold and the flu, such as weakness, cough, fever, and muscle pain. This remedy can be purchased ready-made, but you can also prepare it yourself, writes Strona Zdrowia.

The drink that contributes to the treatment of colds and the flu is a tincture of spices, fruits, and medicinal plants. In this form, such a remedy can provide the body with a concentrated dose of supportive substances that alleviate symptoms, stimulate the immune system, and help fight against pathogenic microorganisms.

However, it should be noted that as an alcoholic beverage, tincture should be consumed in small portions and moderate quantities, as excess consumption can hinder recovery. Excessive alcohol suppresses the activity of the immune system, so it is advisable to adhere to the recommended doses provided by recipes or the manufacturer of a particular product.

It is also advisable to choose options with lower sugar content or even without it to limit the adverse effects of consuming excessive amounts. When using tincture for treatment, general contraindications (pregnancy, breastfeeding, underage, use of drugs interacting with ethanol) should be taken into account, as well as specific contraindications regarding the raw materials used.

Recipe for a medicinal tincture:
A good tincture for a cold can be prepared from ingredients at home. One of the most effective remedies against respiratory infections is garlic, the basis of Tibetan tincture.

Preparation method

Rinse the garlic thoroughly.

Crush it using a wooden pestle. It is not recommended to use metal knives and containers. Transfer the prepared mass, approximately 200 g, to a jar and pour in alcohol (not vodka or moonshine).

Seal the container tightly and shake it.

Store in a cool, dark place for 10 days. Filter the liquid through cheesecloth.

Squeeze out the liquid. Pour into another container and let it steep for another 3-4 days.

For reference

The recipe for garlic tincture was first discovered by a UNESCO expedition in 1971. After numerous studies conducted under the auspices of the UN, its healing power was scientifically confirmed.

Garlic tincture fights against fat deposits normalizes metabolism and cleanses the body of slags and toxins. It also stimulates the work of the brain, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. Not in vain is this product called the elixir of youth and longevity.

Despite garlic being the most powerful activator of various processes in the human body, it should not be taken by children under 12 years old, epileptics, individuals with gastrointestinal tract diseases, those with liver and kidney diseases during pregnancy and breastfeeding, individuals with adenoma of the prostate; and those with oncological diseases.

As previously written, just a teaspoon of this product will help cope with insomnia and strengthen the immune system.