Thursday, December 3, 2015

Grandmother Eunice's Recipe for Anti-Phlegm Tea

Anti-Phlegm Tea

Grandmother Eunice's Anti-Phlegm Tea, Honey, Lemon, Peppermint

Hello, Everyone! It's the Fall season in the USA, again.  Our weather temperatures are cooling off and many are preparing to ward off 'colds' or to alleviate the symptoms of an existing 'cold'.  In my effort to contribute to those preparations, today, I am sharing my grandmother Eunice's ingredients for a tea that causes phlegm to be released out of the body. Whenever we had colds as children, she'd make this concoction for us; it was always delicious and effective! I've used it as an adult, time and again, and it never fails me. By the way, "Phlegm is a liquid secreted by the mucous membranes of mammals. Its definition is limited to the mucus produced by the respiratory system, excluding that from the nasal passages, and particularly that which is expelled by coughing (sputum). Phlegm is in essence a water-based gel consisting of glyco-proteins, immunoglobulins, lipids and other substances." ~ Wikipedia

Grandmother Eunice's 'Anti-Phlegm Tea' recipe is:
  • water, 
  • one or two slices of fresh lemon, 
  • red & white peppermints (which contains real peppermint oil)
  • honey (not imitation/faux honey)
I've always prepared this tea as one serving, since I've make it for myself. So, to make a one-cup serving do the following:
  • Choose a clean tea cup/coffee cup, preferably one that delights you
  • Heat enough clean water to fill your tea/coffee cup
  • Rinse, clean, one lemon. Cut one or two lemon slices and add the slice(s) to your empty cup
  • Add two (tea cup) to three (coffee cup) peppermints to your cup (circle-shaped peppermints work well)
  • Add one to three tablespoons of honey on top of the lemon and peppermint (I've been using Don Victor Orange Blossom Comb Honey Globe Jar, 16 Ouncereal honey, honey comb, orange blossom honey* for quite some time; it's always delicious).
  • Pour enough of the heated water into your tea/coffee cup to cover the lemon-peppermint-honey trio completely
  • Let the heated water 'work-on' the lemon-peppermint-honey trio, for approximately three minutes
  • Stir the trio around in the cup with a clean metal spoon, to blend the trio even more
  • Pour more heated water into your cup to fill it
  • Sip your delicious tea as the temperature becomes comfortably sippable
After you've finished the entire cup of tea, you'll notice that your body will begin to release the phlegm over time.  During the course of my day or evening after I have finished drinking this 'Anti-Phlegm' tea,  I can feel a release of phlegm into my throat. That's when I spit it out in the bathroom, or use a paper napkin/paper towel to spit the phlegm into and throw it in the trash.

 If you'd like to, you can make this tea again, and have it the next day. However, one cup of Grandmother Eunice's delicious 'Anti-Phlegm' Tea always cleared out the phlegm for me!  One more tip, real Peppermint Essential Oil (PEO) may be used with or instead of the peppermints.  I haven't used real PEO for this tea, yet.  However, I have used real PEO for other purposes and it is a delightful essential oil*!

* are Amazon & Mountain Rose Herbs affiliate links

Thank-you for visiting! Enjoy this blog!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My #2 Deep-Conditioner, To Date

My #2 Conditioner Fave

  Hello, Everyone! Gosh! It took me far longer than I intended, to get to this post. As mentioned in my previous post, the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner with Sea Kelp and Argon Oil is my #1 conditioner from this brand. My #2 conditioner by Shea Moisture is the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie with Silk Protein and Neem Oil. As with my #1 choice, I chose to purchase this product after visiting their website (where I discovered how long they've been in business) and because of the ingredients in this product. Here are a few of the great ingredients listed on the label of the jar I have:   


Friday, March 27, 2015

My #1 Deep-Conditioner, To Date

The #1 Deep-Conditioner for My Hair, So Far

Hello, Everyone!

Wow! The past nine months have been super-busy for me! Among my usual tasks, I've been working at my sister's art business and 'wearing many hats' there. Among the 'hats I wore'/tasks I performed there, was teaching children and adults to paint on canvas and/or bisque pottery! I, blogged for her business and, also, edited and updated her WordPress website, too! I enjoyed my time there and learned quite a bit about WordPress, various tech. devices for business, and operating that type of business. So, that's some of what I've been doing while away from this blog.

Also, over the past few months, I've began using Shea Moisture hair care products on my hair. In today's post I will briefly discuss my experience with the first product of four products that I've already used of that line/brand, numerous times. The first Shea Moisture product that I tried, and used regularly, is the Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner with Sea Kelp and Argon Oil. I chose to purchase this product after visiting their website (where I discovered how long they've been in business) and because of the ingredients in this product. In addition to the ingredients, I enjoy and appreciate:
  • the aroma of this restorative conditioner
  • the design of the bottle w/ the pump
  • the deep-conditioning effect it has on my hair
  • the superb, quick-acting detangling effect it has on my hair
I feel fortunate that I discovered this product last year, because my 18" strands had


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