74. Winter woes
Few of us get through winter without a single cold.
But with a little herbal help you can arm yourself against infection, stop a starting cold in its tracks or, at the very least, limit the damage.
There’s usually a moment when a shivery, chilly sensation warns you that a cold is on its way in. That first shiver is a sign that the viruses are already multiplying, and the battle against a cold is won or lost at this stage.
Top of any herbalist’s list of great anti-cold herbs is garlic, famous in folk medicine across the planet for its protective and immune-boosting powers. It’s also been more closely scrutinised by scientists than any other medicinal plant. Take the fresh cloves in heroic quantities and that cold won’t stand ...