At this timeof year everywhere I go, people seem to be coughing and sneezing. There are a number of herbal antibiotics available to either prevent colds or to alleviate symptoms, should they arrive.
Garlic and onions are close cousins in the plant world and work together to see off both colds and flu. Chop an onion and a clove of garlic, put in a pan with the juice of one lemon, a dessertspoon of honey and a mug of water and simmer gently in a covered pan for 45 mins. Drink the mixture as hot as you can.
Another great recipe and one I use throughout the winter months is sage, rosemary and thyme, here in Andalucia I always pick fresh leaves, but dried will do. Put the herbs approximately 1 teaspoon of dried and a small handful of fresh, place in a teapot pour on boiling water and allow to infuse for 10 minutes. Honey can be added for taste and extra anti-bacterial protection.