The Dirt Cure for the Winter Cough

Natural Cough Remedy

March 6, 2020

In 1849, a farmer prescribed a “dirt cure” for a winter cough. Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, demonstrate this natural remedy. (Warning: Humor required!)

See the Almanac’s natural remedies for cough relief.

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why on "earth" would I spend time doing this?

At first I was intrigued, then after the third shovel of snow, thought it was a joke. Inhaling the smell of dirt was interesting, but nonsense as a medical or natural cure. Then, you totally lost me at "do this for a quarter of an acre".

its a joke.. they don't

its a joke.. they don't really "cure" it.

it is possible there could

it is possible there could be
pro-biotics in the soil or certain fungus that could have made the diff.

I'll have to try next winter

I'll have to try next winter because right now the ground in my backyard is pretty solid.

Thanks for sharing a

James J. Garriss's picture

Thanks for sharing a “dirty” secret for staying healthy. It sounds like it might be easier to dig in the medicine cabinet instead.


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