Hi Folks! I’ve just encountered my first cold of the year. It was a humdinger and I didn’t even see it coming. At noon last Wednesday I felt a little scratchiness in my throat. By 5pm that very day I could barely swallow due to the pain and my voice was nearing Barry White tones. I was hoping it was not strep throat and immediately went to the grocery store to pick up my medication. Natural living medication that is. First on my list of concoctions was a garlic honey elixir. Can you smell that freshly grated garlic? Next you will see my cold timeline and the natural medicine I took to combat each stage.
|1||Sore throat (very painful to swallow)||lemon water, garlic honey elixir|
|2||Throat not as sore, coughing, severe sinus pressure and congestion (head and chest)||garlic honey elixir, cold and flu herbal tea, elderberry cough syrup, vitamin C juice|
|3||No more sore throat, more coughing, a little less congestion, more sinus pressure||garlic honey elixir, cold and flu herbal tea, elderberry cough syrup, vitamin C juice|
|4||More coughing and congestion. Expeller stage (raw nose, tired of coughing etc.)||cold and flu herbal tea, green juice, elderberry cough syrup|
|5||Less coughing and congestion. Appetite has returned!||cherry smoothie, lemon water|
|6||Even less coughing and congestion||alkaline water (to flush out residual mucus)|