Oh Joy! I have a cold. Is this something to make a post over? I don’t know, but I feel like complaining.
Colds are miserable things to have. I have the fever, the headache, the stuffy, dripping nose (with chapping) and my ears are stopped up too. And sneezing! Ouch!
So what do I normally do when I get one of these things? Ginger Tea!
Not the dried in a packet variety; but a chunk of fresh ginger root cut up in water and boiled to make a strong tea. It’ll be a golden color when it’s ready. Add honey, and cool to a drinkable level, and down the hatch.
It usually takes about three cups a day to keep the cold from defeating me. I’ve known this formula to be Very efficacious in dealing with even a severe bout of Bronchitis while I was pregnant. It was already hurting in my chest when I began the treatment. After three large cups of tea, within 24 hours it was already on it’s way out, and I was well over it within three days.
This isn’t my personal discovery. This has been around for millenia. It’s a staple in Chinese home remedies.
Be warned though. It’s a flushing formula.
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