Mix a little flour, honey and ginger into a stiff paste. Spread a little on cotton wool (round) and tape to a soft part of your skin overnight. Near miraculous. – Listed by Deryck, South Africa, December 11, 2017
Slice up an onion, cover with brown sugar and leave in the fridge overnight. The syrup that is produced will decongest your airways nicely. Just a teaspoon or 2 a few times a day. – Listed by Geoff Hindmarch, South Africa, December 9, 2017
Best cough mixture. Been using it for 30 years. Seems to sort out a dry cough and also a wet cough. I use it the minute I feel a sore throat coming on or blocked nose etc, and I then don’t get sick.
1x 500g bottle honey. Then Lennon’s: 1x Borsdruppels, 1x Paregoric and 1/2 peppermint drops. You need to ask for the Paregoric behind the dispensary nowadays. Mix well, take dessertspoon at a time. Can be taken every 2 hours. If it’s not all finished, it can be kept in the fridge for a very long time, as it doesn’t go off. Friends who’ve tried everything and laughed this off, have come back later for the recipe as it works so well. Be aware that some honey says radurised on the bottle. Try not to use that, but rather South African ones. – Listed by Fi Cilliers, March 2018
Rub Vicks Vaporub under armpits chest and back, when you run under feet put on socks so the heat helps as well. Also, run Vicks from the nose along cheek to ears and down to throat to open sinus. So Ears Nose and Throat. – Listed by Adele Marais, March 2018
Grate an onion and place in a bowl with brown sugar. Leave overnight. Next day drain off the syrup and take a teaspoon full every 4 hours. – Listed by Elizabeth Williams, March 2018
Rub Vicks Vaporub under your feet before you go to bed to stop coughing at night. – Listed by Anne Bursik, March 2018
Take a cup of grape juice mixed with a teaspoon of honey.
Chop an Onion fine, extract the juices. Mix 1 teaspoon of juice with 1 teaspoon of honey. Keep for 4-5 hours. Take it twice per day.
Crush a medium onion. Add the juice of 1 lemon. Pour 1 Cup of boiling water over it. Add a teaspoon of honey. Take 2 – 3 times per day.
Cut an onion poultice and place onto a cloth, you can crush it a bit. Close the cloth up and place it onto your chest. You can leave it there for a few hours. (Beware of skin sensitivity).
Thyme Essential Oil
Blend some Thyme Essential Oil into a base Almond oil. Put 3 drops into the navel and massage 2cm around navel before bed.