I didn't sleep well last night, due to congestion, a sore throat, and general yuckiness.  At about 1:30am, I got up and headed to the kitchen to make myself a cup of tea with honey and to gargle some saltwater.  The latter wasn't quite as enjoyable, but it really helped.

The steam from the tea helped clear me up, at least for a little while.  The saltwater (a teaspoon of salt dissolved in a cup of warm water) was for my sore throat.  I'd never tried it before, and I was surprised at how good it felt.  It also didn't taste as nasty as I thought it would.

Now, I'm not against over-the-counter medication, so I also took some cough & cold stuff I found in the bathroom cabinet.  =)

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3 Responses
  1. ~*Michelle*~ Says:

    Honey is an awesome remedy for many things.....even used as an anti-fungal for cuts, believe it or not. We buy local honey to treat seasonal allergies (introducing the "local" pollen in small amounts)

    My WFMW post is all about God's pharmacy, I bet you would enjoy it.


  2. Jerralea Says:

    Those are definitely tried and true remedies. It's amazing how hard it is to get my girls to gargle salt water, though!

  3. Kate Says:

    Michelle, I read your post about God's pharmacy. It was really interesting! =)

    I'd read about gargling salt water months ago, but the other night was the first time I'd worked up the courage to try it. It was actually really pleasant; I just had to be careful not to accidentally swallow!

    Also, I tried gargling regular mouthwash because my mouth was feeling so yucky, and it actually felt really good. I know it's supposed to kill germs, but maybe it also has a mild anesthetic effect?

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