Fears both about swine flu and the safety of the vaccine against it have sent Saudi housewives rushing back to traditional remedies in the hope of protecting their families. Sales of oranges, lemons and especially black cumin and honey have risen as a result. It is believed that these items, consumed daily, can strengthen the body’s immunity and protect against the H1N1 virus.
“I force my children to drink lemon and honey every day so that they do not get infected with swine flu. It has really frightened us,” said Manal Saeed, a teacher.
A firm believer in alternative remedies, she said mixing these natural herbs with fruits and honey was better than medicines that might weaken the body. Read more
Monday, December 7, 2009
Natural Flu Fighters - Oranges, Lemons, Black Cumin, Honey
Distrustful of swine flu vaccine, many go for herbal remedies instead, such as oranges, lemons, black cumin, and honey.