- Sohani Gonzalez
Moving towards Autumn and Winter
Updated: May 26, 2019
Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion and the opinion of colleagues across the
world based on years of study, observation and practice.
We are now moving towards Autumn. August is the last month of Summer and
the weather ‘is a changing‘. With this seasonal change comes the potential for
bacterias and viruses to develop, if we have not strengthened our immune systems
by poor eating habits or “burning the candle at both ends in a variety of ways”.
So this blog is about what herbs, plants and other foods are important
to support the immune system and what to do if adverse conditions develop.
Natural antibiotics that aid and combat winter ailments are: garlic, echinacea,
goldenseal, wild indigo, olive leaf extract, ginger, oregano oil, local honey and
more. Some act as anti-inflammatories with astringent properties. Garlic, echinacea
and goldenseal are anti-viral, anti-inflammatory with astringent qualities. They will
help combat bacteria and viruses that cause common colds and flu. Good for
earaches and pneumonia. Best use in capsule form or tinctures as a preventative.
GARLIC (the wonder plant) - use a few corms, macerate and soak in water over
night and drink a small glass 2-3 x a day (obviously your breath may be a
preventative too !). This can remove kidney stones too. This is excellent to eliminate
gut parasites, especially used as an enema occasionally. It can be eaten raw or cooked
on a daily basis.
ECHINACEA - has a history of use as being preventative and anti-bacterial, and
topically on open wounds! It boosts the immune system and can shorten the
symptoms of illness. As an antiseptic it was used in combination with Arctium
Lappa (Burdock) or Tincture of Myrrh for throat infections (and athletes foot!).
GOLDENSEAL - has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties with an
astringent effect on the mucous membranes. It acts as an alterative. When
medicinally combined with any other herbs it boosts their efficacy.
(I use Goldenseal with Echinacea in combination).
WILD INDIGO - is a natural antibiotic, anti-inflammatory herb, which boosts the
immune system. It is exceptionally beneficial for upper respiratory and chest
infections. It has many other therapeutic qualities and combines well with
Echinacea. Recommended dose: 30-40 drops in water 3-4 x day.
OLIVE LEAF - fights almost any infection; viral, bacterial or fungal. Useful to treat
flu, colds, sinusitis, allergies, psoriasis and herpes. It is a major anti-oxidant and
contains the active ingredient oleuropein, known to regress tumours in 12
GINGER - has very potent anti-inflammatory compounds k/a ‘gingerols’ and is
effective in treating many conditions. Its warming properties are excellent,
especially when brewed as a tea with honey for sore throats and/or used in
cooking. It is calming on the digestive tract and stomach upsets. Ginger counters
chills during influenza, etc. Use raw, either sliced or grated and in cooking.
OREGANO (as oil) - it contains the active ingredients, thymol, carvacrol, pinene,
limonene and others, and has strong anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory
properties. In hospitals and laboratories, it has been shown to destroy MRSA
and Listeria, plus many other serious pathogens.
A cautionary note: If you are allergic to basil, lavender, mint or sage, be careful
you may react to oregano too. It can cause stomach upsets or allergic reactions.
VITAMIN C (the essential vitamin for a healthy immune system and body).- it has
anti-bacterial properties. In food form, eat plenty of yellow, orange, red or green
fruits and vegetables, but supplementation is essential during winter months, as
you would need to eat 24 oranges in a day to obtain the recommended daily
allowance of Vitamin C. (Remember my advice on orange juice in Blog 1).
Vitamin C is best taken at the onset of a cold, as this will enable the body to fight
and heal quickly or even prevent it. In my opinion, the best combination is
Vitamin C and Bioflavenoids. Bioflavenoids are k/a “Vitamin P “and are found in
bilberries, blueberries, acai fruit, quercitin, rutin, cherries, plums, raspberries,
cranberries, elderberries, red & purple grapes (skins),red wine (in moderation),
rosehips and aubergines. Go by the colour of fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin C in both food form and in good quality supplement form, is less acidic
than with ascorbic acid found in many cheaper Vitamin C products. Take to
“bowel tolerance” (that is when the stools become very soft). This could be over
3-5grms. I prefer powder form for instant assimilation and it can be easily added to water
or juices daily.
In addition to the above, I recommend Colloidal Silver. It has anti-bacterial
qualities and destroys harmful proteins. Colloidal Silver can be bought from
reputable stockists or made with a Silver/Zapper obtained from Good Vitality.
You can make it using purfIied water ordered from Boots and take it daily to
prevent and treat the immune system.
My final comment is about Ebola. This is not to cause alarm as I believe Ebola
does not thrive in colder climates, nor hopefully is allowed to “fly” to the UK, BUT
in all the latest research I have done, alone and with colleagues globally,
homeopathy seems to offer the best solution (as it did in all pandemics over the
last 200 years), plus the possible use of ‘Liposomal Vitamin C’. The main remedies
appear to be: China Officinalis, Phosphorus and Lachesis. The snake venoms may
prove to be very effective, BUT needs to be prescribed by a qualiIied practitioner,
should it spread.
All of the above will be pertinent once the autumn/winter season gets under full
swing and, possibly, challenges our health.
As usual from 1 October I will have in stock the homeopathic cold & flu
preventative which includes most strains, so please order soon.
Price changes reflect postage increases.
Family size: £30.
Single size: £14.
There is enough to last to the September.
If you wish to order reputable supplements or any other health products, contact
me and I will email you with the suppliers and codes to order.
HAVE A HEALTHY, HAPPY WINTER SEASON.