My twins have had a nasty couch for 3 days now. Been giving them lots of tea with honey and their daily dose of apple cider vinegar with honey. I think being around them so much while they are sick has exposed me to their germs. Usually I scoot on by without getting sick but this time I wasn't so lucky. The last few years I have only been sick maybe once a year. I attribute this to the way we eat and live a healthy life style.
So today I woke up pretty sick. No fever but I feel pretty yucky. Stuffy nose, body aching and i'm starting to get a bit of a cough. Here is a cough recipe from this book that I will be trying out today.
1/4 tsp each of Cayenne and Ginger
1 tbsp of Honey
1 tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp of hot water
Mix juice from 1/2 lemon with 2 tbsp of honey. Take this every 15 minutes.
Licorice Root Tea or Tincture of Lobelia can be taken.
Tincture is an extraction of herbs in vinegar or alcohol. Apple Cider Vinegar is all the right for most herbal tinctures. IF the herb is oily or sticky, Everclear Brand 190 Proof can be used successfully. ( which I find amusing lol)
I need to pick up some ginger as soon as I feel like getting dressed. That may or may not happen because i'm feeling pretty lazy right now. But until then I will stick to my usual.
Lots of home grown hot tea with honey
2tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Homemade chicken soup
Lots and lots of sleep
Anyone have any homemade concoctions they use? Have a favorite herb when your sick? Any crazy recipes for cough syrup?