Maybe you’re lucky and you live in an area with a temperate climate all year long, or where this time of year the temperature isn’t fluctuating by 10 or 20 degrees from day to day. And maybe you don’t have an abundance of flowering trees creating mass amounts of pollen wreaking havoc and covering everything in a not-so-pleasant yellow dust.
But here in the DC area spring has sprung, with a vengeance. My trash can is overflowing with tissues, and I seem to be battling the “which nostril do I want to breathe out of today?” syndrome.
I’ve already lost out on one potential job thanks to this onslaught of lovely green snot. (Somehow my hoarse voice and snotty nasal voice did not convey the “warm and friendly” tone they were going for — ya don’t say?)
I’m trying to combat this sickness with a two-pronged attack: meds and herbal remedies.
I’ve got the Nettie Pot going, my slippery elm lozenges, and I also discovered Zarbees Naturals Cough and Throat Relief drinks (daytime and nighttime versions). I was particularly happy to find the latter because, while many people extol the wonders of Throat Coat tea, I personally can’t stand anise, so I can’t stomach the stuff.
My friend Stacey Marques also recommended the following tea recipe, which I have found helpful, and I actually like the sweet/sour taste of it:
–1 t. honey
–1 t. lemon juice
–1 t. apple cider vinegar
–pinch of cayenne
Anyone else have any great cough/cold/sinus remedies? I’m all ears…
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