Sore Throat Be Gone!

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Yet another remedy that I learned from my Great Grandmother was how to cure a sore throat. The recipe itself is very simple as it only has two ingredients that I will list below.

There is a funny story behind this recipe that I would like to share. It’s how I found out the hard way that one of the ingredients in this home remedy wasn’t salt. Ok here is my disclaimer:  I was young. I was about 10 or 11 and in the 5th grade.  End of disclaimer.

So one morning I woke up feeling bad and decided to doctor on myself since I had a sore throat. Much to the objection of my mother, I proceeded to dump a spoonful of vinegar laced salt in my mouth! Well I liked salt and vinegar chips and even on fries, but this was horrible! I felt it immediately! Everything felt like it stopped. I could feel the salt drying up my system and I ran to the sink to get rid of this terrible concoction.

As it turned out, I should have used sugar……NOT salt. I somehow had it in my young mind that the vinegar sweetened the salt. Crazy right? No….remember my disclaimer: I was young. Ok maybe a little crazy. Needless to say that was really bad. By the time it was over, my eyes were bloodshot red and I couldn’t get enough water. I decided to forego trying again and opted for the Chlorseptic spray instead. In the end the lesson I learned was always ask for the recipe!

1 teaspoon of sugar

1 small capful of vinegar (just to coat the sugar)

Place the spoon in your mouth and allow the mixture to dissolve.

 

Cup of Goodness

pexels-photo-41135.jpegIt’s definitely cold and flu season and of course if anyone would get sick….it’s me! So I turn to what usually helps me to feel better……….my “cup of goodness.”

You may have heard of it before, but we use local honey and organic ingredients. I will usually make this throughout the day to sip on. It really helps us here and I hope it helps you too!

1/4 cup of lemon juice (can be fresh or from the bottle)

2-3 shakes of cinnamon

Teaspoon of minced ginger (can also use ground ginger)

Local honey to taste

Mix all ingredients and place cup into the microwave until warm. (About 20 seconds)

Mix again, sip, and enjoy