Unveiling Nature’s Potent Arsenal: Garlic, Onion, and Horseradish – A Triathlon Against Winter Illnesses

As winter blankets the world with its icy grasp, the onslaught of flu and viruses prompts many to seek refuge in the aisles of pharmacies, stocking up on supplements and syrups. Yet, amidst the clamor for synthetic remedies, nature offers its own formidable arsenal against these seasonal maladies. In this enlightening journey, we unveil the triumphant trio of garlic, onion, and horseradish – a potent triathlon against winter illnesses.

The Power of Garlic: Garlic, revered through the ages for its medicinal properties, emerges as a stalwart defender against viral invasions. Laden with natural antibiotics and antivirals, it fortifies the immune system and combats viruses with unwavering resolve. Whether savored raw or infused in elixirs, its efficacy remains unparalleled.

We need:

8 cloves of garlic

4-5 cm ginger root

5 l of water

2 organic lemons (chemically untreated)


Wash the lemon, peel the ginger and garlic.

Cut the ginger and garlic into small pieces and cut the lemon into 4 pieces, including the peel.

Mix all the ingredients in a blender.

Let the water boil in a pot and then stir the blended mixture into it.

Allow to cool and fill into glass jars. This elixir should be consumed every day at least 2 hours before the first meal.

Onion’s Respiratory Redemption: In the realm of respiratory health, the humble onion reigns supreme. Beyond its culinary prowess, it serves as a formidable ally in combatting coughs and sinus infections. Through inhalation or ingestion, its potent properties alleviate congestion and cleanse the airways.

Onions eliminate cough



Onion works similarly to garlic, but is unique in that it loosens mucus and helps with sinus infections.

At the first sign of a cough, eat a raw onion slowly. Cut the other onions and put one in each room where you move a lot.

Onions clean the apartment from bacteria. Or peel 1 onion and cut it into rounds, pour 300 ml of boiling water, cover and leave to infuse for 20 minutes. Drain.

Drink warm tea sweetened with honey three times a day.

Colds and inflammatory diseases of the sinuses are treated by inhaling vapors from chopped fresh onions.

You may cry, but it will help you.

A wrap made of chopped onions relieves sore throats. It helps against colds when you soak a cotton swab in onion juice and insert it into your nose. Apply once every 2 hours.

Caramel cough tea



We need:




if you have ginger as well


I make this healing mixture (tea) from the eye and I usually add a little ginger at the end.

Caramelize approx. 6 tbsp. Cr. of sugar, dissolve it slowly like this – when the sugar is dissolved, take cold water and pour it into about half a pot.

I make it in a medium sized pot! I would like to point out that when you pour the water, be careful, because the mixture will start bubbling and splashing.

There is no need to be afraid, the flame must be reduced and when the whole mass hardens, we stir it and it gradually dissolves.

Add the onion, cut in half and with the skin, to the mixture (leave only the last onion skins) and cook for 15 minutes.

Then we serve it. It tastes great even to children and even helped with pneumonia.

Horseradish: Nature’s Antibiotic: With its pungent aroma and fiery taste, horseradish emerges as a champion against colds and flu. Rich in silica and potent antimicrobial compounds, it clears congestion and bolsters the body’s defenses against winter’s chill.

A horseradish miracle

We need:

250 g horseradish

200 g of high-quality honey

Juice from 1 lemon

3 cm of ginger (optional)


Quickly peel the horseradish and ginger and grate them on a fine grater. Pour a glass of boiled, but not hot, water over it. Mix everything carefully, cover and let it stand for half an hour at room temperature. After this time, strain and also carefully squeeze the liquid through a sterile clean cloth and mix in all the honey and a little lemon juice.