In the spirit of trying to post more, I felt particularly drawn to respond to today’s daily prompt: Elixir. An elixir is a magical potion, and the more people I can share my own magical potion with the better! 

A few years ago when I had strep throat, I wasn’t able to take any “western medicine” because of my history of anaphylaxis to several different classes of antibiotics. Reluctantly, my doctor let me go home after I promised her I would treat my strep naturally, and then come back in a few days later for a repeat strep test. 

Just a few days later, my strep test came back negative and my doctor immediately wanted to know what I did, she wanted to make sure to tell all of her patients about it. 

So, here you go. Ingredients and directions for the elixir that cured my nasty strep throat. It also wards off colds as well as many other mystery viruses and illnesses I’ve had over the years.

Honey, garlic, and cayenne? I know, I know. It sounds gross. That’s because it is gross. But it’s also way better than taking several courses of antibiotics that may cause other side effects. And it’s over in about 5 seconds. Definitely worth it. Plus, I keep hearing about people getting repeat cases of strep throat! Back to back strep is the worst. Why not give this a try? If nothing else, you can do this in addition to your antibiotics to help with the pain. 

Ingredients & Directions:

1 clove of garlic- mince/smash to get the juices flowing and wait 15 minutes
1 teaspoon of honey
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Make into a paste, eat, and chase with warm water

It works best if you put it on a spoon, kind of scrape it into your mouth with your top teeth, and immediately drink the warm water to flush it all down quickly. Also, I gargled with Bragg’s apple cider vinegar diluted in warm water about 4 times per day.
Happy healing! 
*I did not invent this garlic, honey, cayenne combination. I found it on the interwebs a long time ago and no longer know the original source

via Daily Prompt: Elixir

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