I got up quite happily yesterday morning and actually did a few yoga stretches before breakfast, but by about 11.00a.m. my head was aching and woolly (if you know what I mean). My vegetable box arrived and I made myself some delicious soup with celery and half a rasher of gammon, onion, potato and some whole cloves of garlic. I added a dash of crushed dried chillie and felt temporarily better. However, I was quite headachy all afternoon and dozed on the sofa.
Before going to bed I had a small glass of elderberry rob with some drops of echinacea tincture added. I slept quite well, but my head was still muzzy next morning. I have flu. It couldnt be bird flu, but why not try the bird flu mixture. It is star anise, which has been macerating in vodka for a fortnight. For breakfast I juiced two oranges, two apples and a piece of ginger and added with great care one 5ml dose of the anise, vodka mixture. The star anise is supposed to be anti-viral, so this is my own carefully controlled clinical trial!!.
Conclusions. It tasted wonderful. I might have discovered something there. Also I feel a lot better. Ill have another dose tonight and let you know.
PS. I never have the flu vaccinations. I'm not quite sure why, but you don't get flu every year.
Well good luck Audrey and I hope you soon feel better. I'll be interested to hear how your trial works.