Since being in China, I have had numerous colds, walking pneumonia and recently another chest cough. Between the dirty hands and nobody covering their mouth when coughing or sneezing, I am more surprised that I haven’t been sicker!
In the earlier winter, I made the smart choice of taking a multi-vitamin every morning. I know that this helped me stay relatively healthy.
Then pneumonia hit me in April. Thankfully the school has a very good doctor who got me on the right meds and I felt better after a week or so.
Last week, another chest cough started. I think it was partially allergies and partially a cold. In any event, I headed to my friendly pharmacy in search of cough medicine. And I have discovered a whole new world of medical treatment!
The pharmacist/nurse gave me Chuanbei qingfei tangjiang – a natural remedy for dry coughs and chest problems. I have to say that, while it is sweeter than I expected, it has almost gotten rid of the cough! I have a couple more doses but I am so impressed with it!!
Combined with me making ginger “tea” (get ginger root, peel and chop up pieces into water, boil for 20 minutes then let steep ~ and drink hot) and drinking hot water with honey before bed ~ I can’t believe how much better I feel!! And the ginger tea has done wonders for my IBS issues too!!