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Saturday, January 7, 2012

My favorite cold remedies

Well, here in Memphis, its sinus/cold season from October-March/April and cold medicine is yucky and expensive.  So here are my favorite recipes for colds & sinus:

Homemade syrup:
1 cup honey
1/2 onion chopped
1 inch ginger grated
dash of cayenne pepper

cook the onions & ginger in the honey till they are translucent, the longer the better.  I dash in the cayenne right before removing from the heat. Strain out the solids.  Take a tablespoon as soon as its cool enough to take. store in a honey bottle or mason jar.  It tastes pretty bad but if you are sick enough to want to take meds, you aren't gonna care how it tastes.  Chances are you are so congested you won't be able to taste or smell it anyway.

Tea:  ( per 1 cup)
1 teaspoon dried catnip
1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers
1 teaspoon fennel seed
1 bag green tea (or your favorite hot tea)

brew in a teapot or cheat like me and make it in the coffeepot.

I hope you feel better soon; please share your remedies with us!!

1 comment:

  1. water water water water!!! lube those insides, increase your blood volume and get those filters rollin so you can pee your brains out! move your limbs, especially at the armpit, behind the knee, and groin areas to help pump lymph through so they can be cleared and ready to filter more blood. don't move in a strenuous fasion, just move in a way where you get FULL range of motion out of each of those important areas mentioned. ps do not press hard on your lymph nodes k. =)