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Home remedies to fight the flu

While many swear by anti-viral medicines like Tamiflu, you have to get them within 48 hours of feeling sick.

After that, home remedies come into play.

Jeni Britton Bauer used a family recipe as inspiration when creating her own "remedy."

It's Jeni's Influenza RX sorbet, a cold toddy with orange and lemon juice, ginger and honey… and a dose of liquor.

For the record, this is not medicine, it's comfort food, like a giant cough drop with a kick.

If sorbet isn't your thing, mom's chicken soup is a great back-up.

Doctors also recommend lots of water or juices as fevers can dehydrate you.

But even physicians are intrigued by the flu sorbet.

Ice cream, after all, is the ultimate summer treat.

In this case, sorbet just might help you treat your winter flu funk.

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