The germs have finally found me! I was feeling edgy for some time, but managed to escape being ill… until now. On Thursday I came back home shivering from cold with a horrible sore throat and headache. Not a nice thing at all! I am not a fan of taking pills and strong antibiotics, I always leave it for the last minute, if my body is too weak to fight the germs.
When I was a kid, my mum used to heal me with natural remedies, such as garlic, onion, hot milk and honey and it was never nice, but it would do a good job. She would always have a good spoon of some strong homemade remedy and a spoonful of thick and extremely sweet rosehip syrup to offset the bitterness of the remedy. I still remember that overpowering taste.
Whenever I start feeling ill, I always remember all these yucky tasting tinctures and make them myself, because I know they do make me feel better! Although, I make sure I have a bar of nice milk chocolate handy.
Here are a few remedies that make me feel better, they are natural and safe to use when getting a cold, but if you feel that the illness is progressing, better see a doctor.
A cup of warm milk
1 heaped spoon of honey
1-2 garlic cloves
Peal and crush the garlic. In a saucepan, heat the milk and pour it into a nice mug, add the honey, mix well and drink while warm. It’s not the most pleasant drink because the bits of garlic are floating around. Some people might find it difficult to drink this mixture, but this is the most powerful antibiotic you can find! Drink the mixture 2-3 times a day.
2-3 fresh lemons
1 spoon of honey
1 clove of garlic
Mix the lemon juice and crushed garlic with honey. Pour the remedy into a jar and leave to stand for 24 hours. Drink a tea spoon of the syrup every night before bed. The remedy will help to fight the cold!
Honey and Pepper Remedy:
If you happened to be very ill and used antibiotics for a long time, use this remedy to strengthen your immune system.
3 tbs of honey
1 tbs freshly ground black pepper.
In a bowl, mix the ingredients. Use a teaspoon of the remedy in the morning and evening, 15 minutes before meal.
Charlie is making this drink for me tonight. It’s suppose to be very good. I heard from my work colleague that this remedy is very powerful.
2 tablespoons of whiskey/brandy
1 cup of hot water
1/4 of a lemon
a bag of black tea
Put the ingredients into a mug, top up with hot water and drink before bed. I am glad this doesn’t involve any garlic!