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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Natural Cold Remedies

I am mainly posting this so I can remember what I did next time I get a cold! Hopefully it will help someone else too. So sorry for all of the guesses as to amounts, I just throw things together! ;-)

I started feeling a cold creep up on me yesterday so I started drinking my go-to,

Cold Kicking Tea
Boil about a cup of water on the stove, then pour it over about a tablespoon of dried nettle leaves in a mug. Place a saucer over it and let it steep for about 20 minutes or so. In the meantime, boil some fresh grated ginger in water in a tea kettle. When the nettles are done steeping, strain the liquid into another mug. Add the juice from half a lemon and about 2 teaspoons of honey (or more or less to taste). When your ginger water has come to a boil, strain it into your mug to fill it up the rest of the way. I also sometimes add a teaspoon of Elderberry syrup. Stir it up and enjoy! I think it tastes a bit like hot lemonade. =)


I also read somewhere that garlic and onion sauteed with curry powder is a good remedy, so I tried it too. It was really yummy!

Garlic Onion Saute
Chop 1 medium onion and start frying it in some butter. Chop your garlic and add it in, along with about a tablespoon (I never measure so not sure how much I use!) of curry powder. While that is getting going, I dissolve a chicken bullion cube in about a half cup of HOT water, then add it to the saute. I cook it until the water simmers away and then its ready!


I have made this 3 times in the last 2 days now lol.  That along with many cups of tea, and I am already feeling better! I hope I can say bye-bye to my cold after today, tomorrow we will know! =)

1 comment:

COUNTRY MOM said...

The garlic and onions sound great. I like both of them. Just wanted to say Hi and see how you and your family were doing. I put a short update on my blog today. Miss you and hope to talk soon.

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