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Coughing

Coughing
Recipe 1

This is a soothing throat remedy for problems brought on by exertion
1 lemon
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon glycerin
Cover the entire lemon with water in a small saucepan. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. While still hot, slice the
lemon in half and squeeze all the juice into a bowl, removing seeds. Stir in the glycerin and honey. Store the syrup in a
sterilized glass bottle, tightly capped, on a shelf. If the syrup becomes too cold, warm it slowly by setting the jar in a pan of
warm water. The syrup will keep for up to 2 months.

Recipe 2.

1/2 lb. flax seed (you can get this at most groceries, especially if they have a non-gluten area)

1 c. granulated white sugar
Juice of 6 lemons (can come from a bottle)
1/2 lb. of honey
Put flax seed in a bag; pout over it 1 1/2 pints of water. Let simmer down to half that amount. Remove from heat and add
other ingredients while still hot. Give teaspoonful as often as necessary. Yield: between 1 and 2 pints

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Recipe 3.

The ingredients are a combination of spices and nutrients with no unpleasant medicinal side effects — no drowsiness, no
dry mucous membranes, no cautions about using machinery or driving. It soothes an irritated throat and relieves chest
congestion and phlegm. It tastes terrible but if you have a persistent cough, it’s worth a try.
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon honey
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons water
Mix and take by the teaspoon. Take 3 teaspoons for a bad dry cough
CAUTION: Any cough persisting more than a week, accompanied by headache or fever, and any cough which is
productive of thick yellow or green mucous should be evaluated by a physician. One precaution I have read is regarding
the honey: Do not give honey to children under 1 year of age unless it is pasteurized or boiled for five minutes. I would not
give this mixture to a young child anyway, because the taste is too strong, and a child with a cough should be seen by a
pediatrician.

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