HOME REMEDY: Expectorant
Thursday, 06 December 2012

HOME REMEDY: Expectorant

Written by Sof McVeigh
At this time of year, when the cold weather makes us hunch up and winter bugs can settle on the chest, it is a good idea to keep everything moving.

Last week I wrote about easy home remedies from the kitchen cupboard. Here is a great onion-and-garlic-based, warming expectorant to help promote secretion. Jill Davies, from Herbs Hands Healing, gave me this recipe…
  • 2 white onions, peeled
  • 1 head garlic, peeled
  • Fresh horseradish (or 1 tbsp from a jar) 
  • Some of the hottest chillies you can bear
  • 20 black peppercorns
  • 1 litre organic cider vinegar

Chop all the ingredients in a blender to a fine consistency. Pour this into several large jars and leave to steep for at least two days (the longer you leave it, the stronger it gets).Take a teaspoon of this when you need it. This is good for colds and flu and deep-rooted coughs. If it’s too strong, you can add juice, or honey, to it, though I think it’s good to make the most of its savoury and hot nature – you can even add it to salad dressings.

Sof McVeigh: www.thehomemadecompany.com www.herbs-hands-healing.co.uk



Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition
Place-Classified-advert-336
TLR-advert-May2014-336

Boarders Dormitory Master-Mistress
We are looking to appoint a Dormitory Mistress/Master for 5 nights per week, weekday evenings and nights only, term time. (35 weeks). [...]

APPLY NOW


Housekeeper to Headmaster
We have an opportunity for an experienced live-out housekeeper. You will provide a cleaning and hospitality service for the Headmaster and his guests and help to ensure the household runs efficiently. [...]

APPLY NOW


Full Time Housekeeper, Nanny
We are looking for a full time, live-out housekeeper/nanny. We are a relaxed young couple living in a large country house, and will have one newborn baby. [...]

APPLY NOW


Experienced Carer, Companion, Housekeeper needed
Our elderly mother needs a live in carer/companion on a part time basis. Must be warm hearted, calm & compassionate, with a good sense of humour. [...]

APPLY NOW


Cook, Housekeeper wanted
Good cooking skills required to cater for light meals for the Principal and a small staff, as well as occasional lunch/dinner parties. [...]

APPLY NOW



MORE JOBS LIKE THESE
Lady-directory-button-NEW

Horoscopes

What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter