This winter, I took "homemade" into the medicine cabinet. Following instructions from my sister Miriam (didn't I tell you I learn lots of great things from my sisters?) I made this vile garlic potion to treat sore throats.
I used to be a scientist in my old life, and I can tell you this for sure: Just because it's manufactured and marketed by a big chemical company, it doesn't mean it's any good. So, even if this garlic tonic doesn't do any good, it probably won't be worse than a bought one, and it could even be a lot better.
Here's what to do: Pulverize 250 g organic garlic (because that won't have been sprayed, you see) with 250 ml vodka (the alcohol is what's important here, so you can use another spirit if you have it. I used gin.). Leave the mixture for 2 weeks in the dark. Yes, I said 2 weeks. Strain and bottle, and keep in the fridge. When you feel a sore throat coming on, take 8 drops diluted in something yummy- I use fruit juice- morning and night.Here's another medicine that I use to treat most anything. It is very effective and you don't need to dilute it.