garlic-bulbs-over-rustic-backgroundIt 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.

Lemon grass

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.

Green tea

DSCN0321It 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.





onionIt 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


shiitake-mushroomsMedicinal 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.