There's some strange stuff in my fridge.....
Just before Christmas I stumbled on this recipe, and I don't even remember what link I clicked to get there! At that time a co-worker had graciously shared their headcold with all of us in the office and I was sporting a red, runny nose. I decided to skip the over-the-counter medicines and let Nature do what it does best. (I admit to enjoying the menthol of Vicks Vaporub to help sooth my tissue-blowing irritated nose ;) Within seven days my nose was back to normal....actually better than if I had taken any of the cold medicines.
I gathered up all the ingredients and mixed up a batch. Realizing that I was already well into the cold season and that the recommended 8 weeks of steeping wasn't feasible, I decided to let it brew for about 4 weeks. I would be able to start using it in late January. There are still plenty of colds that travel through classrooms for the next few months. Those parents in my office will be bringing in a few more surprises this winter, I'm sure!
So, here it sits about two weeks into development. I may strain a small amount each week into a clean cup to sample. Will it work? Durned if I know, but it can't be all bad for you. It's made with lots of good stuff!
Have you ever heard of a concoction like this? Ever tried one? The recipe is easy enough (although grating fresh horseradish is quite the experience!) Let me know if you try this, and I'll post an update now and then.