I'm sick. I caught a whopper of a cold somewhere in the last week and so I have been holed up mostly inside trying to find things to do that take my mind off of coughing and sneezing.
Through a sad set of circumstances I squeezed the last of the elderberry extract out of the jar on day one - there was no more to be had after that as it takes 6 weeks to make. Elderberry extract has rave reviews on-line for it's health properties. It's used to support your immune system so you are less likely to catch a cold in the first place and to help you get better faster when you do - I guess I won't now if that's true this year. At the very least taking a swig of elderberry/vodka before bed should help you sleep better.
I can't say it tastes great but it's not too bad. It turns a beautiful shade of burgundy and it tastes a lot better than straight vodka! I am hoping to find a elderberry bush or two to plant but I'm having trouble finding the right one.
Besides echinacea tea with honey, lots of vitamin C and garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice and my daily dose of "Triple Mix" which is what DH calls a powdered juiced vegetable product that we take as a supplement - actually called Trio Max and some rest I don't have any new solutions for the Cure for the Common Cold - except to not catch it in the first place.
Usually when I know someone is brewing a cold I get out the hand sanitizer and place it in a prominent spot. I also add a teaspoon of bleach to the dish washing water to kill any germs and spraying counters and cleaning with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide makes me feel better!
Any tips you'd like to add?? I want to make a info sheet to hang on the inside of my kitchen cupboards with all the handy tips about what to do when you catch a cold. My daughter remembered me telling her about putting Vicks Vapour Rub on the bottom of your feet to stop the coughing...I didn't even remember reading that one! I'll post the final results if you give me some more things to add!
Now I just have to get better so I can sneak back into the liquor store for more vodka so I can make more extract...says the girl who never even tasted vodka until last fall...