So I’ve have this dang cold since the week before Christmas. I was wiped out last Thursday by it again. I thought it was gone, albeit a cough remained, but then it came back with a vengeance. **disclaimer: yes I’m whining**
I took Monday off of work but by Tuesday decided to get back at it. One of my students is in nurse and she was saying there is a “100 day cold” going around….insert looking at the ceiling….
I hope it doesn’t last 100 days! I’m not the best at math but must be on around day 56 or so…. that’s far too long for a cold to last.
I’ve tried everything including putting onions on the bottom of my feet! Guess what… it didn’t work. I’ve had so many healing ideas tossed my way: vicks on the bottom of the feet…check, zinc…check, sulfur…check, Buckleys… check, Apple Cider Vinegar/honey/lemon…check. Then I heard one I hadn’t heard of before… black strap molasses, black pepper and butter. What? It was too ‘out there’ to ignore. So I had to look it up. Here’s what I found….
Black Strap molasses….is full of minerals we may be lacking… iron, calcium, magnesium, B6, potassium
Butter… this one stumped me but has was traditionally used for sore throat… wouldn’t suggest a cholesterol test after taking this recipe.
Black pepper…increases circulation, antibacterial, antioxidant, respiratory relief.
So maybe this wives tale cure it’s not as ‘out there’ as I thought.
Send healing energies!
PS. Happy New Year of the Rooster btw! If you didn’t see my latest colouring book check it out