Apologies for slow replies to comments left and the delay in posting, but we have all been ill with coughs, colds and the winter vomiting bug. With this in mind I thought I would write about some remedies.
For coughs, sore throats and the symptoms of colds I use Twinings Lemon and Ginger Tea with honey added to flavour. Both the honey and ginger help to sooth a sore throat and the ginger in particular as an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic is good for relieving the pain and discomfort and reduce coughing.
If you have a sore throat, a thick, warm scarf or shemagh wrapped around the neck when you sleep, will ease or even take away completely any discomfort.
To relieve the congestion of a cold I drink a cup of warm salt water through my nose
and then spit out through the mouth
It’s really isn’t as unpleasant as it sounds and removes all the congestion associated with a cold (hope that wasn’t too gross!!).
There is a very old and traditional preventative treatment for diarrhea and sickness her, and I am convinced it works because although Emma was very ill, having used it I did not catch it. As soon as someone shows the first symptoms of a stomach bug (it’s too late for them I’m afraid!!) take 7 white pepper corns swallowed with water. I have no idea how they work but if used early enough, you will not catch the bug.