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  1. #1
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    I am sitting home after taking a sick day today, feelin miserable with no ambition. I was thinking, maybe someone might have a good home brewed remedy that they would be willing to share the ingrediants so I can make it, which might make me feel better. I don't have any whiskey in the cabinet...only a bottle of tequilla. Thinking of putting some of that in my tea with honey.

    J

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    Ginger tea...hope you're feeling better real soon!

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    Chicken soup, and more chicken soup. Followed
    by a hearty bowl of....... Chicken soup.

    http://chetday.com/coldfluremedy.htm

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    I have been having good success with propolis as a preventive so far this year.

    The last cold I had I used Ziacam to reduce the symptoms.

    No matter what I take, I like good homemade chicken dumplings or soup when I get one.

    Now that I think about it I am going to find some for lunch [img]smile.gif[/img]
    What I Smoke has a Sting to it

  5. #5
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    two tablespoons honey , one half tablespoon lemon juice , one tablespoon moonshine.....take as needed.... after awhile,you wont care if you're sick !!!

  6. #6
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    bee handler the only thing you forgot was tablespoon of fine chopped onion. When growing up the neighbor lady would make it for us, but I think she always short poured on the whiskey.

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    My remedy is the same as bee handler's but I use Cachaca instead of moonshine, works a charm every time.

  8. #8
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    Thanks all! You made me laugh! I still got this steeeenkin headache though...

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    "I still got this steeeenkin headache though..."

    Ramon's will fix ya right up. Best medicine ever.

    http://www.ramons.com/
    Nobody ruins my day without my permission, and I refuse to grant it...

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    It's 2 to 8 honey remedies versus ?? . Come on beekeepers show us your "stuff"??

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    I like a hot honey toddy. Brew a big cup of the strongest tea possible, add about 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 2 teaspoons fresh honey and 2 oz of brandy. Its great for a sore throat, as is fresh ginger tea with honey/lemon.

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    I use the turbo charged version of handler's recipe:
    In a standard coffe mug:
    Juice of one full lemon
    Two + big tablespoons of honey
    1 full shot Jim Beam
    fill cup with boiling water

    Drink as hot as possible.

    Two will knock you out enough that you can sleep through the worst of congestion, achieness, whatever ails you.

    Since I started using this remedy I've never had a cold that lasted more than 2 days.

    Hope you're feeling better soon.

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    I have a headcold now and to help me breathe better I put two teaspoons of honey in a cup of Earl Grey tea (with bergamot) Works for me
    sterlingc

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    If you use ZiCam do not use the nasal form
    of this. Zinc has been linked too permanent
    loss of sense of smell.

    http://www.tasteandsmell.com/apr04.htm

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04090/293218.stm

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    OK!! It's about 5 to 8 honey remedies to "other stuff". SO FAR!. I like tea and HONEY with some ginger. Now , Now NO NO! obnoxious "chemicals!!

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    A good HOT steam bath, time released Vitamin C and zinc. Repeat daily until the cold is gone.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Bahamas' and honey would cure your ails.
    "Younz" have a great day, I will.

  18. #18
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    Garlic and propolis tincture with honey:

    http://www.pcela.co.yu/prop-balm.htm
    For the love of bees

  19. #19
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    a strong garlic and onion tea.... pretend it's a soup and float a big cruton on it with a slice of provalone cheese [img]smile.gif[/img] seriously, garlic and onion in any form you can get it and as much as you can handle. it'll clear up congestion fast. garlic has lots of positive benefits on your health.

    Plus.... it'll help keep you from getting other people sick since they won't get near you !! [img]smile.gif[/img]
    -M@

  20. #20
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    Sore Throat: Teaspoon of honey,straight up.
    Cough: Shot of brandy. Alcohol kills germs.
    Stuffy head: Tea with honey; chicken soup; or a good spicy (and I do mean spicy) soup like black bean. Hot & steamy.
    Headache: Accupressure. Hard to describe here, but on the temples or at the base of the skull. If caused by sinuses, see "stuffy head."

    If you don't feel too awful, I always recommend a good walk outdoors. Get out of the germy house!
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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