Amongst the many bullsh!t we went through last December 2016 was CMF’s sore throat and cough. My husband is such a health buff and all, he rarely goes down with something but when he does, it takes time.
If I’m not mistaken, his sore throat and cough started last week of November and ended almost before Christmas. Imagine that.
In one of our Christmas dinners, one of his friends suggested hot almond jelly. He said it was his go to for sore throat and cough. CMF said the same thing. His mom would give him almond jelly too when he had cough. So we ordered hot almond jelly, but the Chinese resto didn’t have it. Boohoo.
Last Wednesday, I got sore throat. And I guess it was further irritated when my friends were smoking around me. Anyway, it’s been a week and my throat is worse. I usually take Pei Pa Koa syrup and lozenges to help. But this time, it’s taking a while. I searched for natural remedies and I remembered that almond jelly thing. I searched it and didn’t find anything at all. I was expecting to find it in some Chinese herbal medicine page or something but no. What I found was gelatin! Go ahead, search for it. You should be dissolving gelatin in hot water and add honey and drink it like tea. Honey relaxes your throat, the hot water soothes your throat and the gelatin will coat it. That should give you relief. Some say it will heal you but I’m not there yet. But I do get some relief when I have my orange jelly tea!
I dissolved a teaspoon of unflavored sweetened jelly into 1/4 cup of hot water, and added 1/4 cup of orange juice. I have no other flavorings at home and don’t really want any other flavorings actually so there.
I then conclude, that almond jelly for sore throat and cough was a misconception by ye old mothers in ye old days. It was probably misheard. It should be hot jelly not almond jelly. Almond jelly is just a part of your typical panto lunch or dinner in Chinese restos hehe
I started taking meds for dry cough today and I hope tonight is the night that I get decent sleep with this cough.
Dear Lord, please heal me. Be with all those who need your healing hands.