I was talking to some people with whom I work yesterday, and there was a lot of sneezing and coughing, and general flu-ish-ness.
I said, “Here’s what you do…” and rattled off the magic potion that works for me; I’ve avoided the flu (knock wood, even amidst my kids and wife both getting it twice). I got a few emails after the conference call from my colleagues asking for the “recipe.”
Here’s what I sent. YMMV.
To a large glass add:
1/4 c of Braggs apple cider vinegar
2 T raw honey
1 t cayenne pepper
1 T chopped ginger
2 t minced garlic
Fill with water. Stir like crazy. Drink as much as you can.
For when you feel even a hint of a sore throat coming on.
Fill a large glass with:
1-2 t cayenne pepper
1 t kosher salt
Stir. Gargle with this mixture several times a day until sore throat goes away.
The cayenne in both recipes can be a bit rough, but is really effective.