I have my first cold of this winter season. I’m actually doing well, my first two winters in Washington I was sick all the time. It’s not a terrible cold, but enough that it’s hard to enjoy myself doing much of anything. Let’s me catch up on my blog reading though!
Anyway, I couldn’t sleep well because of the congestion, so I got up to make myself some ginger tea. I’m no expert in homeopathic treatments, but I definitely learned a few living in Hawaii. One was this tea. I believe ginger is thought to be an expectorant (gets rid of phlegm, ugh I hate even the word). I often make myself warm honey lemon water for sore throats, so this does double duty.
Also meanwhile, eat a cookie to make you feel better My good friend Colleen gave us these yummy cookies for Christmas. They’re so good! She said they’re basically chocolate cookie dough with Andes Peppermint Chips. I think this is probably the recipe and will have to give it a try.
Remove your steeper and pour ginger tea into cup. Mix well, be warned that the ginger causes rather a burning sensation to the mouth and throat, but afterward my throat and congestion were much better and I was able to fall asleep.
I’ve also used a mustard and onion chest compress, neti pot, and steamy showers. Anyone else have any home remedies for me to try?