We have all been a bit “under the weather”

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.


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