In addition to being cozy and warming on a winter day, ginger can help promote healthy sweating, which is helpful for colds and flus. German researchers have recently found that sweat contains a potent germ-fighting agent that may help fight off infections. Investigators have isolated the gene responsible for the compound and the protein it produces, which they have named dermicidin. Dermicidin is manufactured in the body’s sweat glands, secreted into the sweat, and transported to the skin’s surface where it provides protection against invading microorganisms.
Our flu shot is packed with just the right amount of fresh pressed Garlic. Garlic can help you bust your cold because of its immune-boosting, antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal effects. Interested in a little history lesson? Garlic was given to slaves building the Egyptian pyramids as a tool for increasing strength and endurance and the Greeks and the Romans would served garlic to athletes and soldiers before sporting events or war. A little further up the timeline, Gravediggers in 18th-century France consumed garlic-infused wine as a way to ward off the plague, and soldiers during World War I and World War II used garlic to prevent gangrene.
Calms inflamed membranes and eases a cough.
Cayenne pepper has the ability to ease headaches and joint aches, break up congested mucus, and soothe a sore throat.