Long before the widespread use of wide range cold, cough and various pain medications, the traditional healing process often included homegrown plants and herbs to fight them off.

Sometimes going to the pharmacy is necessary, but most often the case is not so.

When you first feel the symptoms of the common cold coming there are various home remedies you can make, using only 3-4 ingredients.

It is not only the common cold problem that you can use this tonic for but to keep your immune system in great shape, to boost your energy and to keep your overall health in control.

Here are 2 wonderful combinations of ingredients full of almost magical healing properties, into 2 tonic recipes, so try and see for yourself.

Ginger Lemon Garlic Tonic

  • 1.5 -liter water
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 medium-sized ginger root
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Wash and peel the ginger root. Slice it into smaller bits. Peel and remove the seeds from the lemon, because we will need the whole lemon, not just its juice. Peel the cloves of garlic as well.

Put the water in a blender, add the ginger, the garlic, and the lemon. Blend until every ingredient is almost one with the water, about 20-30 seconds.

Pour the mixture in a pinch, then add the honey, we don’t want to put the honey in the blender because often most of it will stick to the walls of the blender. Stir it all well with a large spoon, pour it in a glass bottle, and keep it in a refrigerator.

Take one big tablespoon of this tonic every day on empty stomach.

Orange Lemon Salt Tonic

This mixture will provide you with much-needed electrolytes, to keep your energy flowing, to fight off tiredness and fatigue.

You will need:

  • 1.5- liter water
  • 1 big orange
  • 1 big lemon
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Once you peeled the orange and the lemon, and the seeds if they had some, pour the water into the blender. Add the orange, the lemon, the turmeric and the salt and mix thoroughly for about 20 seconds.

Pour this mixture into a glass pitch if it has a lid on or a glass bottle. Keep it in a refrigerator and drink one cup each morning, after or before breakfast.