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BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 12 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m984

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Rx for Flu: Lemons & Limes

Since antimicrobials create superbugs and superinfections, it's best to treat infections with fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice. Refrigerate the juice in a glass, airtight container. Both lemons and limes are high in Vitamin C, and both are safe, natural antimicrobials. Take 1/4 tsp of lemon or lime juice in a large glass of water 3 times a day for 1-2 weeks. To quote Hippocrates, "Let food be your medicine."

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12 March 2020
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA