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So here I am feeling miserable and trying to look on the bright side but the cold germs have struck again.
These days such things are rare.
I’ve found that since I gave up dairy milk and yogurt at Easter I’ve breathed a lot easier.
Hayfever never materialised either which was a big shock after thirty years.
So what do I do when I have a cold?
I’m a big fan of vitamin C, and I take Echinacea drops in water too.
I like to use a menthol rub to open my air passages and sometimes inhale from a bowl of hot water.
This year I’ve got another natural remedy called Plantago. It’s a plant extract that reduces catarrh. It seems to be helping already.
And of course honey and lemon!
And I expect we’ll have something hot with chillis, cayenne, garlic, onions and turmeric for dinner. That should really help!
a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...