Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I pull out the Big Guns on Bronchitis

OK - you knew it would happen sooner or later -- here comes the 'home remedy' installment of KnitOwl...

My grandmother had all sorts of 'remedies.' When I don't have the ingredients for one of hers -- I make things up as I go along.

Red onions, elephant garlic and carrots.
I ate some of each raw.. and the rest went in the pot.

Which will simmer now for 2 or 3 hours with a little olive oil and a LARGE dose of dried basil from last year's garden.

Then I'll drink the broth,
and hope it helps.

This is what my 'sensibilities' tell me to do this time around ;o) I do know onion powder is supposed to help against bronchitis.. but it's one of those 'iffy references' from the past...

in case this doesn't work -- my own backlink to the licorice tea that worked last time... I don't have some of those things in my cupboard tonight.
Anise Tea <-- this was pretty good, my version was about 1 tsp anise seeds (ground up), 1 tbsp rosehips (dried) and some honey...

6 comments:

stuffed said...

You poor thing. I hope it works. The crazy people in my family would love to have that broth for Sunday brunch.

Carrie K said...

That broth actually sounds good. We grew onions last couple of years and dang, they're tasty!

Hope it kicks the bronchitis out.

RheLynn said...

The broth was very drinkable! -- but I thought that could be just me, after eating raw garlic, my tastebuds were a little numbed ;o)

Chris said...

Did it help?! Are you feeling better??

susan said...

Hope you're feeling better soon!

RheLynn said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone!

Chris: Somewhat, mostly I decided that I might be sick, but I'm mobile -- so I'm doing things. That, or the placebo effect is to blame, I'm sure :o)

Work is telecommutable, and there are people there who definitely don't need any dose of this stuff ;o)