Garlic soup is an age old remedy to reduce the severity of a cold, and should be taken at least once daily. The soup can be geared up by boiling 3 or 4 cloves of chopped garlic in a cup of water. Garlic contains antiseptic and antispasmodic properties, besides several other medicinal qualities. The oil contained in this vegetable aids or facilitates to open up the respiratory passages.
In soup form, it flushes out all toxins from the respiratory system and helps bringing down fever. 5 drops of garlic oil combined with a teaspoon of onion juice, diluted in a cup of water, should be drunk 2 - 3 times a day. This has been found to be a potent common cold treatment!