This is my pot of pride!
For those who remember, I had bouts of terrible cough last year. It just didn’t want to go away. My friends even commented after meeting me a few times within a few months, that I should get it checked. I have. I’ve been to a few doctors but to no avail. When I went to a Chinese senseh after that, the cough subsided but not long, it came back again.
Seeing that my cough couldn’t subside totally, I decided to try some home remedies by my mom. She has been nagging me to try but, I was just too stubborn. Ha!
All you need is, 7 pieces mint leaves, rinse with water and pound them with mortar and pestle till the juices come out. Sieve the juice into a cup, add a pinch of salt. It’s not a great tasting thing, believe me. It’s really bitter! But if the children in my house are able to take it, I don’t see why you couldn’t! I drank the concoction only twice!
Growing mint is super easy! All you need to do is to pluck their stalk and poke them into the soil. You may grow them in pots if you do not have garden, like I did. Water them, place them in shady area with some sunlight (not direct sunlight). They will grow like weed! It saves your money too! And less drugs into your body system! Happy trying!
PS. Another way of taking it, my aunt would slice the leaves into thin slices and fried them with eggs! A yummy way of taking care of coughs!
Apparently, a friend corrected me and said, this is not mint. He insists that it’s called Indian Borage. So, here are some of the links to read up on this miracle plant.