My Favorite Farm-Inspired Cough Remedy
I have a cough. This really dry, annoying kind of cough. The kind that is totally unproductive, with nothing to cough up.
I just started coughing a few days ago. 2 days ago, in the middle of chores, I had a really epic coughing fit. Normally I take my daily pink drink with me (Plexus people, y'all know what I'm talking about! Everyone else? I don't sell it, I just drink it. 🤷🏼♀️), or water or something. But that particular day? Nothing. So guess what I did? Got me a sip of water from the chicken waterer. From inside the reservoir, y'all--not the part they stick their beaks in. Relax! For those of you who don't know, chickens are nasty creatures. Which is why we move them!
Today, I am still coughing. And will continue to do so for weeks. I've tried all the oils and all the things. Nothing makes my cough go away, except time.
So what's a girl to do?
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Not that this is a desperate situation.
But to soothe my super dry, super scratchy throat, my favorite thing to do is drink warm milk, with a tablespoon of honey.
That's it. 2 ingredient magic.
It's warm. It's soothing. And, it just tastes good! I discovered this magic before moving onto a farm. Which means you can soothe your throat, just like this farm girl--no farm needed!
Now that we're on a farm, and are 20 minutes away from a dairy farm that sells raw milk (as well as raw honey!), I've been able to go from just making my throat feel better, to helping heal my body as well. Raw ingredients are pretty amazing at that!
Added bonus--milk has small amounts of tryptophan in it. You know, the same chemical in turkey that makes you so sleepy on Thanksgiving.
Milk and Honey Throat Coat:
16 ozs raw milk
1 T raw honey
Heat milk in a pan over the stovetop (or microwave--your preference) to your heat preference (for me, it's only 3-4 minutes on medium to medium-low heat)
Rest from coughing for a bit.
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