In the morning, we had lots of yummy food waiting for us – quiche, potatoes…
…and homemade oat bread (I got the recipe!).
Still feeling under the weather, I had some green tea after my morning cuppa joe.
My aunt and uncle gave my sister and I a sample of this Filipino fave – a mung bean cake.
Since I’m a fan of Chinese food, including bean-based desserts, I actually didn’t think this was weird. In fact, it was quite tasty!
Knowing I was still sick, my aunt offered to make me a natural cold remedy – Filipino style.
Important Note: I’m not a doctor or registered anything, so please don’t take this post as medical advice. I’m just showing you what my family gave me for informational/educational purposes. You should always seek medical advice from a professional when looking for medicinal treatments. 🙂
My aunt plucked a stem from a variegated oregano plant she had growing in her home.
She put the leaves in a piece of aluminum foil.
She folded it up to create a little packet and then toasted the packet in a toaster oven for a bit.
Once done, she took the leaves and put them in a garlic press.
She squeezed out the liquid…
…and voila! A holistic cold remedy – about 2 teaspoons worth of oregano juice. Immediately after taking the juice, my nasal passage cleared right up, but it slowly started getting clogged again. 🙁
My aunt gave me more leaves to take a second dose later in the day. Apparently, I’m supposed to do it twice a day?
Bonus – I got a baby oregano plant to take home! This is great, because I’ve never seen this type of oregano before!
We got to sit around enjoying a lazy morning, talking recipes, and catching up. It was lovely!
Hey vegan-friends…lookie what I found. Bet you never thought agar was used for this. This is a snippet from a science book my cousins read when they were kids.
See that? Scientists use agar “to feed bacteria and fungi”! Whoa!
Lookie – you even get some packets of the stuff! You could use this to grow bacteria…or make a vegan dessert? lol
Do you know any natural or holistic cold remedies? What are they?2