Wellness Tip: Home Remedies From Puglia

Oranges!! They boost the immune system, says Liberata from Masseria Torre Coccaro who has spent a lifetime curing colds and other indispositions without using strong medicine right away.
You either squeeze them for yummie orange juice – a glassful a day is perfect to keep you fit all year long – or you prepare them as a salad, pure energy stuff, easy to do and delicous to taste. Peel a handful of fresh, ripe oranges, cut them into slices and use no more than olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper as dressing. It’s as simple as that: a lean and healthy dessert for all seasons and occasions.
Liberata’s got a few more tips to follow to get you through tough times!
We’ve all had our spring colds:  They usually take 10 days, with or without medicine…
Why don’t you try what they do in Puglia, an old home remedy that seems to ease a lot of tension. Prepare an infusion from dry figs, carube fruit and mallow (a small handful each). Let it sim for a bit and strain the mixture through a sieve. Swallow in tiny sips.  You can feel your throat getting better instantly!