It is preventative measure against cold, whooping cough, in rhinitis, promotes expectoration and resolves phlegm and wheezing. Garlic helps reduce blood cholesterol and blood pressure and prevents blood clotting.
Ginger is warming circulatory plant, induces sweating, also antibacterial and antiviral. It is useful in laryngitis and tonsillitis. It is also beneficial in cough associated with colds and excessive frothy phlegm. In Chinese medicine ginger is also use for baldness, injuries from falls and sprains. You may add fresh chopped ginger to cup of green tea or herbal tea.
Aromatic herb used in reducing fever and flu symptoms antiseptic and improves circulation. The essential oil reduces air born infections. The latest research indicates that lemon grass has anticancer properties.
It is antimicrobial, antioxidant and antitumor. Other benefits are weight loss, reduces inflammation, lowering cholesterol level and anti-aging. Green tea needs to be certified organic and high quality. Some popular tea bags contain a high level of fluoride.
It warms the lungs, reduces nasal congestion and ease cold symptoms, especially when eated raw, as volatile components are lost in cooking. The juice of freshly cut onion is a usefull first aid to relieve insects bites, bee sting and the itching of chilblains. Onion also may help to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol and inhibit blood clotting.
Reishi and Shitake mushrooms
Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years. They increase production of Natural Killer Cells (NKC) type of white blood cells. You may cook a mushroom soup consisting of all those medicinal mushrooms. There are many more medicinal mushrooms as well.