Natural Filipino Cold Remedy

If you’re just catching up, I spent the weekend in Atlanta! You can check out the first post here, an amazing Atlanta dining experience here, and the whole reason for the trip here.

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In the morning, we had lots of yummy food waiting for us – quiche, potatoes…

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…and homemade oat bread (I got the recipe!).

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Still feeling under the weather, I had some green tea after my morning cuppa joe.

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My aunt and uncle gave my sister and I a sample of this Filipino fave – a mung bean cake.

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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!

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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. :)

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My aunt plucked a stem from a variegated oregano plant she had growing in her home.

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She put the leaves in a piece of aluminum foil.

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She folded it up to create a little packet and then toasted the packet in a toaster oven for a bit.

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Once done, she took the leaves and put them in a garlic press.

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She squeezed out the liquid…

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…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!

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We got to sit around enjoying a lazy morning, talking recipes, and catching up. It was lovely!

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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.

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See that? Scientists use agar “to feed bacteria and fungi”! Whoa!

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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?

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Comments

  1. says

    I need that oregano plant! I’ve been under the weather the past few days. I felt it coming on for several days and today I had to miss work, which NEVER happens to me. I am hoping I am over the hump now. Hope you are feeling better! I think that oregano plant is so pretty! I have never seen variegated oregano!

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