Well, I have my own little version of the "Mypos Cure" that I like to keep on hand for cold and flu season. I don't think my recipe is quite as unique as Balki's and far more palatable but it does the trick when colds and flu are making you miserable.
Mix the following in a pint jar.
- 1/4C raw local honey *~ used to promote energy and healing, antiseptic, includes many essential nutrients and vitamins and minerals.
- 1/4C fresh lemon juice ~ cooling, astringent and healing, also pH balancing
- 1/4C water
- 1tsp. fresh grated ginger ~ stimulates circulation (chills), promotes sweating (break a fever), prevents vomiting, soothes stomach, antispasmodic (for tickling throat and stomach tissue), astringent (cleansing, healing), expectorant (coughing)
- 2 large clove of garlic ~ naturally antibiotic, has antihistamine properties (itchy, runny nose), digestive (queasy stomach), expectorant (coughing), warming
- a generous dash of cayenne pepper ~ antiseptic, antibacterial, warming (no kidding?)
- 2-3 sticks of astragalus ~ increase production of white bloods cells, strengthens immune response and defense energy, antibacterial
- Optional - 1/4C spiced rum - I like to use Captain Morgan's. Besides being warming and relaxing, it's a bit of a cough suppressant, soothes sore throats.
You can use this right away but if it's possible, allow it to steep for a least a day @ room temp.
You can strain this if you want but I like to leave the solids in the jar.
Store in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Adults 2 Tbsp 2-3 times a day
Teens 1 Tbsp 2-3 times a day
Children 1 tsp 2-3 times a day in hot tea
*Do not give to children less than 1 year of age.
You'll make that funny scrunchy face and do the head shake thing when you take it straight but it's worth it!
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