Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweet N Sour

This weekend I was fighting off a cold.  Working in a daycare means that everyday I come in contact with an average of 15 different children who pick their noses, don't cover their mouths and hate to wash their hands.  That's a ton of germs.  And this particular week, even most of the staff was feeling under the weather.

For a general health boost I take oil of oregano.  I've heard some people say it is vomit-worthy, but I really don't mind the taste (though I do take mine with a little bit of juice).  I swear by the stuff and recommend it regularly.

For the particular cough and sore throat I was experiencing this weekend, I turned to 1001 Natural Remedies by Laurel Vukovic for a solution.  I found a herbal cough syrup, which I look forward to trying in the future, but I did not have all the ingredients.  I decided to go for the Quick Cough Reliever instead.

Quick Cough Reliever

1/2 tsp honey
squeeze of lemon

 (Oops, should have wiped my counter first.)

To use, let is dissolve slowly in your mouth before swallowing.

I coughed only once or twice for the rest of the night, and when I woke up the next morning I didn't have a sore throat!  Hurray!  The thickness of the honey was really soothing on my throat and seemed to quell the feeling to cough.  So quick and simple, I will be using this whenever needed to relieve a cough.


  1. This sounds so great as it is so easy and only has 2 ingredients!
    PS- Never noticed that your counter needed washing until you mentioned it!

  2. Nice & simple! That's what I like too. Honey is supposed to be one of the most amazing natural medicines we can get our hands on, especially if you can find local... will have to try this one when I get my next cold!

  3. I am excited that you found something that will work for you. Nothing usually works. That was definitely a good book to buy!

  4. perhaps I will try this with Ethan he has a wicked cough right now. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Thanks for sharing. I am always look for home remedies!