These are desperate times. Last week I came down with a very sore throat, which I have been battling with my sore throat protocol. More recently it has migrated into a hacking cough and slightly runny nose. Ugh, I HATE being sick! I am in the grumpy complaining stage.
So I made some garlic soup! Garlic is well known for its anti-viral (and anti-vampire) effects. In the last few days I have been mincing it, and swallowing it in a spoon of honey. But this garlic and onion soup is much tastier, and I can sip it through the day. It is warming and soothing and flavorful.
The directions are all about a sick person can manage: First dice a large onion and saute it in a little olive oil in a big soup pot. Meanwhile smash and slice a whole head of garlic (and NO, that is not too much!) and add it to the pot. Inhale the pungent aromas! (Even if it makes you cough. The whole idea is to crush the cough with garlic!) Then add a liter of organic chicken broth, and a can of diced tomatoes with its juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
Do your magic, garlic soup!
Here's another anti-cough trick I learned about on the internet. To make a cough subside, try rubbing Vick's Vapo Rub on the bottoms of your feet! Then wear socks so you don't get it on your bedsheets or elsewhere.
I tried it, even though it sounded like an Old Wive's Tale. Sure and begorrah, it worked! Not forever, but long enough for me to settle down and rest. I will continue to experiment with tha trick as long as this cough bedevils me.
I don't care if I reek of garlic for a few days. I really hate this virus! You have been warned.