Tuesday, October 13, 2009

How to make a witches brew...to get rid of a cold

My mom swears by this brew...as do I. The ingredients in it are simple, but the effects are miraculous. My friend Corina got a cold 3 days before her wedding and fully recovered by the big day. I just made it over the weekend for Julie and she suggested it have a spot here. Get ready-the entire house will smell of garlic, but your nose will thank you later.

1 quart low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp lemon pepper
(I also put a tsp of chili powder)
2 bay leaves
1 entire bunch of garlic (or around 15 pods)
1/2 bunch of parsley and cilantro, fresh

In a blender/Quisinart, add a little bit of the chicken broth with the garlic, parsley, and cilantro. Blend until completely pureed. Move mixture to pot with all other ingredients. Bring to boil, then turn heat to low.

Drink the brew (and breathe it in while doing so) 3-4 times a day until it is finished. If your nose is stopped up, do yourself a favor and buy a neti pot. It's totally weird and crazy, but deal with it because it will clear that cold up faster.


  1. It works!!! I also recommend a candle for your house to prevent the overwhelming garlic smell... :)

  2. I'm feeling a tad fluey so if I get desperate I may risk stinking out my flat mate and having a go at this mad mixture!


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