Cold and Flu Remedies
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From: “Jerry Pitts” <email@example.com
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” <firstname.lastname@example.org
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.” email@example.com
Date: Sun Jan 23, 2000 9:10pm
Subject: INFO: Cough Remedy
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.
From: May Terry firstname.lastname@example.org
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” email@example.com
The best thing I’ve found for my sore throats is hot lemonade and,
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,
should start helping your throat AND voice right away!
Hope this helps!
From: May Terry firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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