January 13, 2005

Paul Simon's Cold Care

Struck down by the miserable strain of bronchitis has delayed my blogging. But on the other hand I have had lots of time and reason for copious amount of tea! I find that when you are sick, drinking THYME tea works wonders for breaking up the lung sludge and fighting whatever nasty bacterial/viral meanies are wreaking havoc in your system. ROSEMARY also is instrumental in recovering from sickness as it is relieves your nervous system and lungs and restores the heart and mind. SAGE is a fantstic herb! In addition to the realm of clarity that its soothing properties can bring, it is antiseptic, antibiotic, antispasmodic. It can be used as a tea, a throat gargle or herbal-infused steam and inhaled to relieve sinus congestion (I love burning a pinch of sage before falling asleep). and lastly....let's not forget PARSLEY, packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this tonic type tea is good for cleansing the liver, glands, gall bladder, and is a natural antihistamine.

So what does this have to do with Paul Simon? (you ask)

Well, have you been to Scarsbourough Fair?


Now combining these 4 herbs tastes a bit "herb-y". Like you're drinking a garden (dirt included) so I usually make variations of this tea. Sometimes omitting the sage or parsley, or adding something fun like anise, which has a sweetness to it.

COMMENT REQUEST: What's your favorite "Cold Care" remedy?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Water, water, water and more water. And some orange juice. And some more water. And vitamins, and then some more water. Sounds healthy, no? THis is what I recommend you do. Now what I ACTUALLY do is Ben&Jerry's, Doritos, chicken soup out of the can, cheese crackers, and ginger ale. Goes down best with many bad tearjerkers and a pile of crossword puzzles.

I enjoy breathing in rosemary that is steaming to help clear and soothe my throat.

I was doing a show in Chicago once and we all got sick. Several people took an entire head of garlic, roasted it, and smeared it on toast. They were much better the next day.

My husband brews me ginger and honey when I have a yucky tummy. Works every time.