I felt very much under the weather starting yesterday afternoon, it was beautiful sunny weather outside yet I was alternating between hot and cold shivers and my head was spinning like a top. I realise I may have contracted the flu virus from my baby who probably got it from her 2-year-old sister who likes to kiss the baby, leaving plenty of saliva and mucus on my poor baby's face. You can't possibly scold her for showering sisterly love on her baby sister, right?
Although I try to abstain from taking panadol or paracetamol at all times, it was too much for me to bear and I had to pop a "dalfagan forte". Yet my throat was still scorching. Then I remember an orange cough remedy I read from facebook recently, just happens that I have plenty of oranges at home. Great, let's do it!
Steps are very simple, as illustrated in the pictures.
Just take an orange, slice off the top part, sprinkle 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of coarse sea salt on the orange flesh, then use a fork to prick holes into it so that the salt can seep through the orange flesh. Secure the lid of the orange with 1 or 2 toothpicks. Then put the orange in a ceramic or heat-resistant bowl (I should have done it but I didn't) and steam it in a pot of water for 10 to 15 min. Finally scoop up the orange flesh and drink the salty orange juice.
This is apparently a very good cough remedy. Let's hope my sore throat will get better tomorrow. =)
I am linking this post to Little Thumbs Up (April - Orange) organized by Bake for Happy Kids, and My Little Favourite DIY, hosted by Anncoo Journal at this link.