Home Remedies/Chapter 2
Add 1/4 spoon of freshly ground /pepper, a pinch of /turmeric powder and 1 spoon of /sugar to a glass of /milk. Boil it well. Drink it when it is warm. This helps to subside cold, sore throat and heavy head.
Chinese medicine has been relying on chicken soup to boost the immune system for a long time. Be sure to cook a soup from real chicken, though (not instant), because certain proteins from the chicken are only released into the soup if the chicken is really being boiled. Also, onions have an antibacterial effect, as well as garlic, so throw it in. Add carrots for taste and potatoes, noodles or rice for the more satisfying, stew-like thing. If you have digestive problems and suffering mild dehydration, drink slightly salty liquids like broth to rebalance your minerals.
Eat Every day a small leaf of Thulasi and you will be saying a Good bye for cold to run away from your life. It gives a permanent cure, try and enjoy the benefits.
FEVER To reduce fever mix one part white vinegar with one part cool (not cold) water. Soak white cotton socks in solution, wring out and put on feet. Resoak when the socks warm up. Cools the blood at the point fartherest away from brain and heart.
Chop a fresh onion, wrap the pieces in a piece of cloth and place the "onion bag" on the hurting ear. Maybe secure with a hat. It will give pain relief and the onion fumes will help drain the ear of mucus. Still, this is just a supplementary treatment to a doctor's attention, so please go see a doctor anyway. Untreated ear infections can cause severe scarring of the eardrums and lead to increasing deafness over time!
Four drops of Oil of Oregano under your tongue twice day will keep your cold away. Great immune booster as well.
Sore throat / tonsil infection
Suck on ice cubes or popsicles, preferably with low sugar so that you don't give the bacteria anything to really feast on. Avoid milk products (no ice cream!) and chocolate with nuts, the combination seems to make staphillococcus bacteria expand their population extremely fast. Do not smoke, as it will further irritate the tissue and dry it out, which might cause tiny tissue tears. Again, a visit to the doctor is not negotiable, you might need antibiotics.
Shot of Vodka with red or black pepper, or with honey, then into bed and under the blankets to sweat the sickness out throught the night.