Recognizing the mouth and nose as disease entryways, people around the world for centuries have used either mouth washes or gargles to cleanse these pathways.  During and after the Spanish Flu, many authorities mandated gargling to protect people both from infecting themselves and others from influenza. They reasoned: Why not destroy the bugs before they enter and and wreak havoc in the lungs, stomach and rest of the body?


Why don’t we gargle – now?


Historic and long-standing treatment for colds,
influenza, upper respiratory tract infections.


Take: 1 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) in a glass of hot water.


Gargle: for 30 seconds, every 2 hours, until symptoms abate

Why don’t we Gargle-now?