Hot Toddy

by Ty Hardin
(Memphis, TN)

First off, I would like to say "Hello!" and thank you for putting up some home made remedies and the such for others to learn from. I myself agree with your belief in medicines being bad for your body and its natural immune systems. "It only gets stronger if it has to work harder!" at least that's my motto.

I had one quick question about the Hot Toddy. I mixed whiskey with the concoction and used it with a hot cup of green tea. It tastes superb, but I was wondering if it was something that was supposed to help loosen the phlegm in my lungs so I can cough it up, or just help relax the muscles in my chest to help me breathe a little easier?

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Apr 09, 2011
Hot Toddy Question
by: Grandma

Hello Ty,

It's so nice to meet you and welcome to Grandma's Wisdom. Yes, it really bugs me how some people run to the Dr. any time they start to sniffle. Don't get me wrong, medicine does has its place but taking an antibiotic, decongestion or pain pill, knowing all the side effects, any time some might have a cough, sniffle or pain just doesn't make sense to me. Sometimes we just have to suck-it-up and find a good home remedy to make us comfortable until our body's natural immune system kicks in.

Now for your question. The hot toddy recipe will help loosen the phelm up and help you rest. But, when you mix it with tea it makes the recipe weaken and will, without a doubt, help you rest. If you want to bring the phelm up it's best to take it straight. Just pour yourself a nice warm cup full of the recipe (now I sound like the Baldwin sisters from the Waltons)and just sit back and sip on it. It will put you to sleep before you overdose on it..ha! Usually by the second day you only need to take it by the spoonful to keep that cough under control and keep the phelm coming up. You can mix it in tea anytime you notice a sniffle or scratchy throat coming on, you'll be surprised how fast your immune system kicks in and won't even come down with a full blown cold. And I agree, it does taste great!

I hope you visit us often Ty,


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