Vampire Cold Remedy
Last winter I experienced what was my first (and probably not last) major sinus infection. I took a round of antibiotics and yet the infection lingered. Desperate, I took to Google-ing homeopathic remedies for what ailed me. When I shared the amazing success I had ingesting the following witch’s brew, I got slack from some friends. Others hailed it. I found it to be more powerful than anything I had tried yet. Colds WILL go running, but vampires? Perhaps. Personally, I’ll take my chances and dine with Dracula.
To your health! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
VAMPIRE COLD REMEDY
6-8 ounces low-sodium V8 juice
2 garlic cloves, crushed or diced
dash of your preferred hot sauce, or as much as you can tolerate!
1 great big squeeze fresh lemon juice
Heat V-8 juice until hot, either in a microwave or in a double-boiler. Pour into a mug or bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
Find somewhere dark to sit and enhale the vapors deeply, while sipping slowly. Be sure to take notice of how it effects the different parts of your head and face. Be sure to eat the raw garlic. That’s one of the hardest, but most essential, parts of the experience. The tomato and lemon juices provide a surge of Vitamin C, among other nutrients; the garlic is a natural antibacterial agent; while the hot sauce helps it all gain access to the most ghoulish parts of your head.
Repeat as necessary — (shhh…it’s good for you)!
More than one friend has mentioned that this sounds like a hot Bloody Mary. Consider adding a shot of vodka to the mix when you next contemplate taking any other sleeping aid or nighttime cold remedy.