[Northkeep] Medic!

Montega montega at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 16:54:14 PST 2006

I have just such a potion sitting in there that has been fermenting
for a good six months.. maybe I should warm that up... clove, cinnamon
and apricot. Good idea!

On 11/30/06, Jennifer Carlson <talana1 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Another thing you can try to help you sleep at night is to put on what my
> momma called a "mammy rag."
> Smear your chest with Vic's Vapo Rub and pin a washcloth to the inside of
> your nightgown/jammies to protect your clothes.  Your cats may give you
> weird looks because you smell funny, but it helps relax the chest muscles
> when you've been coughing, and the vapors help unlock some of the
> congestion.
> There are house brands of Mucinex that will save you up to about half the
> name brand price, and work just as well.  The active ingredient is
> gaufinesine (sp?), which you can also find in some of the
> Alka-Seltzer/Nyquil type cold remedies.
> Dairmaid's old family recipe does indeed work well.  I, however, prefer my
> blackberry ratafia - it tastes better than whiskey.
> Using that as a shameless lead-in:
> Blackberry Ratafia:
> Fill a mason jar with blackberries - frozen or fresh, it doesn't matter, but
> if using fresh berries, crush them a bit.
> Cover the fruit with (cheap) brandy or (cheap) vodka, screw on the cap, and
> set in the fridge.
> Once or twice a week, take the jar out and shake it a few time.
> After a few weeks, the fruit will start to look anemic, as all the good
> stuff is getting pulled into the alcohol.
> After about 4-6 week, drain the fruit.  Mix 1:1 with a simple sugar syrup (1
> cup sugar dissolved in one cup hot water.)  Bottle.  Use.
> For a serious dessert rush, put the drained fruit over ice cream or pound
> cake.
> The ratafia is great either as an aperatif, or at the other end of the meal
> with dessert.  A couple of spoonfuls just before bed will calm your
> cold-irritated throat enough to help you get to sleep.  Of course, a small
> glass of the stuff will help you get to sleep, too :)
> In servicio,
> Talana
> >From: Montega <montega at gmail.com>
> >Reply-To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >To: "The Barony of Northkeep" <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >Subject: [Northkeep] Medic!
> >Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 20:12:55 -0600
> >
> >Ok, does anyone know a good home remedy for coughing? I have
> >bronchitis and am taking antibiotics, but the coughing is SO bad. Does
> >anyone know of a good cough medicine? (real or home made)
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