General Health Journal Tea

Fighting the Cold

I’ve been fighting a cold for two weeks now, which begs the question:  why have you not gone to a doctor yet?  To which I’ll give the very unsatisfactory response:  it just doesn’t seem to be a priority at the moment.  I know…weak.

What that has left me doing, is self-diagnosing and self-medicating with any natural concoction I can get my hands on.  You see, I’m one of these very unfortunate people who can’t tolerate almost all medications, that includes children’s cough syrup.  My staples for the past two weeks have been:  oil of oregano – vile tasting; Oscillococcinum – an herbal remedy that helps with cold and flu symptoms; and yes…tea.

Interestingly, the thought of milk in anything makes me want to gag when I have a cold – so the teas I reach for are different.  I’ve been downing Ginger Sencha, for its green tea properties, its ginger properties as well as the fact I can squeeze lemon and honey into it to soothe my throat.  Is it possible that a shot of bourbon falls into the cup at bedtime?  Perhaps… Don’t judge a girl with a cold!

I hope most of you have managed to keep yourselves from this horrible virus that has invaded the city, for those of you that haven’t, feel free to use my remedies…or…better yet…get yourselves to a doctor! 🙂


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