First off, let me remind you that the Halloween story telling begins on Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts today.
My family has terrible allergies at this time of year. The spring is not nearly as rough on us as the fall. The grands and I seem to be the most affected and I have a sense that it may be because of the surrounding neighborhood flora. Sweet Man (Happy Birthday cutie) says he feels pretty good during the day but upon coming home the coughing starts. So for quite some time we have been trying just about every over the counter and natural cures we could find.
But we found the one that actually quiets the cough and lets a body sleep.
It sounds terrible but it's actually not so bad versus hacking a lung up at night. As a matter of fact, I think if I added some powdered celery and some granulated garlic it might make a great marinade........
Anti cough (or Auntie Cough? as Ry calls it, he said we don't have a relative named cough......oh that boy)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon local honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
Put the ingredients in a small jar with a lid and shake it before you pour it out. It is best after it has set for at least 2 hours. The dose is 3 teaspoons just before bed. We have never had to get up and take another dose during the night. I also give it to the kids and myself before they leave for school.
I will grant you the heat is something to deal with (but only on your lips). And it has a sweet and sour taste to it. But this stuff works for us. So if you're of a mind, you might want to invite Auntie Cough over for a visit.
So bottom's up and here's to no coughing. Cheers.