The veteran telly host, 64, is combining cider vinegar, garlic and four other herbs – rosemary, lemongrass, parsley and a bay leaf.
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There is no evidence the homeopathic treatment will work – but that hasn't stopped Paul trying it.
Last month he was forced to temporarily step back from his show on Radio 2 due to worries of contracting the coronavirus, for which the star is “in the at-risk group” for.
Speaking to pal BBC London presenter Gaby Roslin, 55, Paul said: "I’m alright now. Last week I had flu like symptoms. I didn’t have the cough bad, I certainly didn’t have the temperature or anything like that so I just got on with it.
"That was when the heating had gone so it was minus two down here and freezing and I thought someone had got it in for me. I’m fine now.”
Asked if he thought he’d had Covid 19 he said: “Most definitely. That’s knocking about, but there’s also flus and seasonal colds going about so you’ve got to tell yourself and learn the difference.
"The coronavirus – you’d know if you caught that. I lay on the couch with the fire on and the dogs on top of me moaning. When you are lying on the couch dying or you think you are. It was sheer exhaustion like Chris Evans had too.”
However, Paul has rustled up mixture to beat it. He explained: "There’s a concoction – four thieves vinegar – and I made it up.
"In France during the plague in the 1600s four thieves were going around and they were knocking off everybody’s houses and robbing the dead so when they were finally sentenced to be burned at the stake the magistrate said ‘if you tell us how you’ve managed to survive not getting the plague I’ll lower the sentence to hanging' which was big of him.
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"Basically this is the recipe which is cider vinegar with as many cloves of garlic in it as you can take and four different kinds of herbs to represent the four thieves.
"I’ve got a bit of rosemary, parsley, and lemon grass, and bay leaf and leave it to steep and just have a tiny little bit every day. I’m having it at the moment, oh God yeah.”
The animal lover, who presents ITV's For The Love of Dogs, has appealed to people not to adopt a pooch during lockdown.
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He said: "I think you should be really cautious about getting a dog at this time because this isn’t forever you know. I know the sentiment and where it is coming from. I really do sympathise.
"What happens when all this is over and the owner goes back to work? The dog who is used to having people round all the time might find itself on it’s own. I understand and I can talk.
"I just pick a dog up and get on with it. Say you worked in an office or something the dog will be alone and might get separation anxiety. It might start howling and barking and doing damage to furniture and what have you.”
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