Feb 8, 2011

Folk Remedies for every Ailment!

I feel like I have so much I want to say!  But my enthusiasm is being dampened by a runny nose and fiery-feeling throat.  Dare I say, I might be getting a cold.  Following the advice of my beautiful mother, an avid believer in the Law of Attraction, I keep repeating to myself, "I want perfect health."
While waiting for my perfect health to manifest itself, I went to my Internet source for natural healing remedies.  Perhaps one of my favourite websites ever, EARTH CLINIC!  The website calls itself a "treasure chest" of home remedies, and I can attest to that!  You will find everything here, anything from a Sore Throat, what I am presently grappling with, to allergies to .... Eyelash loss?!  Really, if you're suffering from it, so is someone else in the world and that someone has posted their ideas, trials and successes with healing it.
My favourite part about it is the element of sharing.  It is a community in the most literal sense.  People sharing what they know about what works and what doesn't work for them.  Just good old fashioned (and modern) folk remedies and a common interest in health and well being.
Can you tell I like this sort of stuff??!

So, back to my cold :(  I am about to whip up a concoction (now that my partner's out for the evening- it is very potent! ).  You probably don't want to do much kissing after a few glasses of this baby!

In a soup pot on the stove I boil:
  • water
  • freshly grated ginger
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh lemon
  • cayenne pepper 
  • maple syrup
Add as much ginger, garlic and cayenne that you can manage to drink.  Cayenne is high in Vitamins A, C, B complex, Calcium and Potassium (read more about it here).

This drink, combined with a lot of Cold FX, Elderberry Capsules, Vitamin C and Echinacea, is my go-to cure for a sore throat and cold.  According to Earth Clinic, Kayla from Dallas, Tx likes it too!

Love Much!!



  1. I was drinking this the other day too Whit! Sans the maple syrup and garlic. It's a very cleansing drink, and since I can't have the sugar stuff right now, it's still pretty good without the syrup. I put in wayyy too much cayenne though and had to water it down a bit! haha


  2. Sounds like it will do the trick, Whitney!
    Hope you are feeling better very soon!

  3. Ames, we're always on the same wavelength- love it!

    Jo, Thanks for the wishes! I am much better now! xox