Natural Cough Remedy
In 1849, a farmer prescribed a “dirt cure” that was said to be a miracle cure for any winter cough. Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, demonstrates this natural remedy. (Warning: Humor required!)
The remedy goes something like this:
“On a frigid day—one that’s as cold as the north side of a gravestone in winter—find a piece of land with some blueberry or other small shrubs growing on it. When that land is covered with about a foot of snow, but before the ground is frozen solid, get out there with a shovel and clear off some of that snow.
Pull out any bushes, clear out any rocks, and dig down deep with your fingers and pull up some of that fresh, pure earth. Bring it up to your face with your mouth open and breathe in that fragrant aroma. Do this for about a quarter of an acre and you’ll feel hail and strong and your cough will be gone.”
Now, whether this is an actual cough cure or simply a way to get one’s field plowed and ready for spring, we cannot say. However, we do know that it will get your blood moving on a cold day!
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