Nature’s "Antibiotic": Dr. Fong's Cold/Flu-Buster Recipe

December 11, 2014

By Diane Angela Fong, ND


Sometimes it starts as a tickle in your throat or a slight runny nose.... it's what you dread every cold & flu season - that "feeling" you get when you KNOW that you are coming down with something. Before you panic and chug gallons of orange juice or down a bottle of Nyquil, give this recipe a try! It uses simple ingredients that almost everyone will have in their kitchens. Make a fresh mixture at the first sign of illness, or better yet, make a whole batch and keep it on-hand for the next 6 months!



1 TBSP Raw Organic Honey Or Manuka Honey

(probiotic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, expectorant, and anti-inflammatory)


1 Crushed Organic Garlic Clove



¼ TSP Raw, Organic Ginger

(antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory)


¼ TSP Cayenne Pepper

(acts as a catalyst to increase the medicinal action of the mixture, anti-inflammatory)


1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

(antibacterial, antiviral)



Dissolve the cayenne pepper in the apple cider vinegar, then add the honey, crushed garlic and ginger. Alternatively, depending on taste and what you have in your kitchen, you can leave out the apple cider vinegar and the ginger and just mix the honey, garlic, and cayenne pepper togethe