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?