Last week I caught a cold. I am just now getting over it. Of course I still kept my busy schedule of working two jobs, but whenever I got a spare moment, I spent it on the couch relaxing rather than working my brain and writing.
Sleep, my Dad says, is the one prescription that the doctor won't prescribe. I work for my Dad and Uncle in sales in the morning and then I teach Pilates in the evenings. My sleep was no problem. Sleep a full 8 hours at night and then rest in the afternoon. It was my voice that was the problem.
I made licorice tea to sooth my throat in the morning and then again to drink while I was teaching. By the end of teaching two classes the first day, I didn't have voice. I hate taking drugs and I avoid them at all costs, so the second day my mom told me to put whiskey in my tea.
What?! Evidently there is a reason there is alcohol in cough medicine. Hey, although the taste of licorice, honey and Jack Daniels was an odd flavor, it worked! Now every time I get a cold, shot glasses will be drying on the counter and the Jack Daniels might be missing ;)
I looked up some old cold remedies and found the following helpful link, be sure to check out number 5! http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/cold-remedies.shtml