Knowing Druid herbalists has its advantages.
Every winter, my family has all kinds of trouble with colds and flu. It happens because we’re cooped up in the house a lot, and we have small children who ensure that every bug and germ wandering around town ends up at our house. We’ve tried tea, we’ve tried warmth, we’ve even tried (against our better judgement) over-the-counter medicine. Some years the bugs set up permanent residence and create nasty infections, requiring antibiotics.
This year I thought I’d try asking Ellen Hopman, a local Druid Priestess and master herbalist. Here is her recommendation: