Today we will visit three other lands and see how they deal with the common cold. The countries chosen are Mexico, Marocco and Mongolia. Follow along to see what people in these countries do when they get sick.
In Mexico,various brews of spices are common for treating the cold. Not surprisingly, since they work well here also.
Mexican spice-tea against the common cold
- 2 tablespoons of oregano
- 1 tablespoon of clove
- 2 sticks or 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 4 cloves of garlic
- The peel from an orange or lemon
- Honey to taste
- 5-6 cups of water
- A handful of eucalyptus leaves if you have such.
Boil all the ingredients in the water for 20-30 minutes. Pour through a sieve. Drink one cup an hour for the first day, then 3 cups each subsequent day.
Alternative Mexican spice tea
Boil half a tablespoon of cinnamon, a handful of raisins and a teaspoon of oregano in 2 cups of water. Let cool and drink with honey 3 times a day.
Mexican salsa poultice
We know that salsa has to do with the feet, but apparently in more than one way. An unusual home remedy calls for taking some tomatos, roast them in the oven and then putting them as hot as you can stand on your neck and your feet and bandage the area. Then go to bed. This tomato poultice will cure you overnight it is said. I suggest doing this procedure sitting on the bed or else you will have salsa all over your floor...
Maroccan common cold omelette
If you catch the common cold in Marocco, they'll make you an omelette. Here are the instructions:
- Black pepper
- Olive oil
Mix the eggs as you usually would and put in chopped or squeezed garlic and black pepper in the mix. Fry as you usually would. Eat this each morning and evening for 3 days and you will be good to go. Optional: Have a cup of mint tea with the omelette.
Mongolian potato steam cold remedy
To cure a cold in Mongolia, it is suggested that you make a steam tent the following way:0
- 2-3 unpeeled potatos
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- A big pot of water
- 2-3 table spoons of baking soda
- A big blanket
- A dry towel
- Put the potatos in the pot and fill with water so that it covers the potatos two potato-widths.
- Put on a lid and boil for 20 minutes. While it's boiling, chop the garlic and put it in a small bowl. Also put the baking soda in a separate bowl.
- Put the pot on a heat resistant covering on the floor and put the bowls with teaspoons next to it.
- Sit leaned over the pot and put the blanket over your head.
- Put in all the garlic at once and sit there for 20-30 minutes inhaling the steam.
- Every 5 minutes or so, pour in a teaspoon of baking soda.
- When finished, put on the lid, take the towel and dry yourself off.
- When you're dry, go to bed, sleep and wake up healthy!
Optional: Drink a cup of herbal tea with honey before bed.
What works for you?
Have your tried these home remedies? What are your experiences? Please share your experiences and what works for you.