Thursday, December 18, 2008

Colds, coughs and asthma relief remedies

Here are a few home remedies you may find useful.

Cough relief-
Soak almonds overnight. Remove their skin. Make a paste of these almonds with little butter and sugar. Very useful for a dry cough.
Hot tea with lemon and raspberry jam, drink as much as possible
Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime for cough relief.

Asthma relief-
Express the juice from garlic. Mix 10 – 15 drops in warm water and take internally for asthma relief.
Drink a glass of 2/3 carrot juice, 1/3 spinach juice, 3 times a day .
Mix 1 tsp. honey with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and take it at night before going to bed.

Common Cold relief-
Garlic juice made by adding few drops of garlic oil to a teaspoonful of onion juice and diluting it in a cup of water is helpful for common cold.
Ginger tea or a teaspoonful of ginger juice taken with equal quantity of honey brings relief from common cold.
*(Found this one too...) For dry and stuffy nose, try normal saline or salt water nasal drops made by adding 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 4 ml lukewarm water. Make a fresh solution every few days keeping it in refrigerator. Use a clean dropper to instill 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily for common cold. (However, I cannot imagine putting cold drops in my nose. You can buy simple saline nose spray at the pharmacy, if you don't want to use cold drops.)
Recipe for a cold and flu soup-
Sauté 6 crushed cloves of garlic in 1 tsp. vegetable oil until golden. Pour in a quart of beef or chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk in 2 egg whites. Beat together 2 egg yolks and 2 Tbls. distilled white vinegar; pour this mixture into the soup. Season with salt and pepper and top with croutons, if desired.

Has anyone ever heard of a fella named Edgar Cayce? If not you may want to click on the link and read a bit about him. Apparently, he came up with many remedies and a lot of them work. I don't know where you would find a lot of the things that go into these remedies, perhaps a health food store or something like that. Here is a link to a recipe for a herbal cough syrup he came up with...Cayce Cough Syrup Recipe.

Well, I was writing a whole lot more, but decided this was not the appropriate place for that. I'll have to think that out elsewhere.
7 days to go.
Have a great day.
Jill Marie


swmpgrly said...

The tea sounds good

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