I tried all of the home remedies this weekend that were suggested to me by GX94 listeners on Friday.
Friday night I made Terry’s Grapefruit Cough Suppressant Recipe.
cut into little pieces with the rind still on (DON’T PEEL)
put in pot
pour just over 2 quarts of water over top of fruit
boil for ½ an hour
strain and drink
This was really good actually. I’ve always liked grapefruits so I didn’t even add any honey to make it less tart. It was warm and soothed my throat. I drank this around 10pm.
At 11pm I tried David Johnson’s home remedy …
Yup, two shots of whiskey and two glasses of water, one right after the other. Then I went straight to bed. Well, I sat up for a little bit because the whiskey made me feel like I was going to throw up. But when that subsided, the booze kicked in and I felt nice and warm and tingly. Great method, get tipsy, that will put you right to sleep.
I also rubbed my feet with Vics like Pat and Judy from Melville Beach said I should.
I slept until 5am when I woke up coughing. For not taking any medication this was a really big deal.
You’re probably thinking that I should have tried each remedy on a separate night to see which one really works. But I’m not going to down two shots of whiskey every night to get rid of a cough, that just wouldn’t be good for my body I don’t think.
Saturday night I tried Vanessa’s pineapple concoction.
Pineapple Cough Suppressant Recipe
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
– 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
– 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
– 1 Tbsp raw honey
– 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients and take 1/4 cup, 2-3 x/day and repeat recipe daily.
This was good … but it did burn as it went down from the cayenne pepper and ginger. I felt healthy after drinking it though. BUT it didn’t get rid of my cough. I drank this at 10pm then watched a movie. I coughed the entire way through the movie.
So my vote is going with Terry from Preeceville’s grapefruit drink. I made another big pot last night and I’m going to drink it before bed every night this week. Thanks Terry.
Fun Fact for today … 41% of women say they talk to their cars and 16% actually give them names.
Word of the day … obstinate (AHB-stuh-nut)
perversely adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
2: not easily overcome or removed