Cold and Flu Remedies

Cold and Flu Remedies

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From: “Jerry Pitts” <jerrypitts@xxxxxxx.xxxx

Date: Mon Dec 20, 1999 5:25pm

Subject: INFO: cold remedy

A gift of sorts:

A half ounce of fresh Ginger;

half a stick of Cinnamon;

and sweeten to taste with Honey.

Boil the above ingredients for about 8 minutes, and ingest while still very


This will cause you to get rid of that nasty winter cold that you may



From: “Linda J. Doerksen” <doerksen@xxxxxx.xxxx

Date: Wed Dec 29, 1999 10:58am

Subject: INFO: another cold remedy

This remedy works extremely well for the flu, as well as colds:

half an inch fresh Gingerroot, grated

a clove of garlic (two or more, if you can stand it), minced

1/8 tsp cayenne powder

juice of half a lemon

1 cup boiling water

sweeten with honey

Pour boiling water over the other ingredients and let it stand for 20

minutes, or until cool enough to chug down. Remember that it’s a medicine

and is not meant to be sipped!



From: “Cindy M.”
Date: Sun Jan 23, 2000 9:10pm
Subject: INFO: Cough Remedy

Hello All,

Someone mentioned that honey was good for canker sores. It is also good for a
nagging dry cough. It’s even better if you can warm some on the stove in a
glass container and add a clove of garlic and just warm it a while and then let
it cool. It tastes yummy and its the only thing that has been working for me
with this left over cough I have from that rotten flu. Try it.

Blessed Be,

From: May Terry

Date: Mon Jan 24, 2000 2:22pm

Subject: INFO: Yummy cough/congestion syrup

(side note from amythest: This Sounds like a great alternative for anyone which
wants an alternative to OTC drugs for sniffles! )

Bruise with a mortar and pestle one tablespoon each of wild cherry bark,
elecampane, elderberries, and aniseed. Bring one pint of water to a
boil, and pour over the herbs in a mason jar. Cover and allow to steep
for 4-6 hours.

Strain, then boil down to one cup. Add one-half cup honey, stir well,
and refrigerate. Lasts from 3-6 months. Dosage: one teaspoon 3 times a


Subject: Re:sore throat
Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 06:18:02 GMT
From: “Leigh S”

The best thing I’ve found for my sore throats is hot lemonade and,
unfortunately, patience.

For the hot lemonade, I usually heat a mug of water and lemon juice
for your taste) for 2 minutes in a microwave, and sweeten with honey

Hope that helps.


Date: Sun, 7 May 2000 01:06:52 EDT

Lemon juice – works like a charm! Just take a sip here and there,
and it
should start helping your throat AND voice right away!

Hope this helps!

Linda 🙂

From: May Terry
Subject: Re: [allwitchcrafts] Questions and Announcements for May 6,
Date: Sun, 07 May 2000 00:29:19 -0400

> does any one have a remedy for a sore throat and im losing my voice
> to thanks
> love and light
> lady love pearl

Sage tea makes a good gargle, as does salt water. Hit the echinacea
vitamin C. If it’s from allergies, you may have to attack that to get
rid of post-nasal drip; try nettles. Resting your voice is the best
thing you can do for laryngitis. A singer told me that whispering is
worse than talking. Sip spoonfuls of honey and lemon juice, mixed.
Good luck!


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