My daughter has come down with another cough which will probably mean another ear infection. I'm tired of taking her to the doctor only so the doctor can prescribe her medicine that will temporarily heal her if it heals her at all. What's in the medicine anyways?
Why wont doctors try anything natural? It's all pills, drops, and other medicines that smell bead and taste bad and sometimes work and sometimes don't or only work for a very short period of time. Are the pharm. companies paying the doctors? Can I trust a doctor to look out for my daughter's best interest or for the best interest of his/her pocket book.
I don't know. I'm not a doctor. I'm just a parent tired of my kid getting sick with the same stuff over and over again, be it allergies or some bug she catches from another kid. So, today I went on a hunt for natural remedies to help alleviate coughs and ear infections. I came across so many things. Some that sounded dangerous and some that sounded harmless. Why not try the harmless ones? For example, garlic is suppose to be a great natural healer for ear infections. So is onion and a lot of natural products I already have in my home. There are also a lot of good things to help alleviate a cough.
So, today I'm experimented safely and I made spearmint tea. Earlier today I had her drink some ginger. She isn't fond of the ginger, its too spicy for her, but she loves the spearmint tea. I have plenty in my garden.
Here's the recipe
fresh spearmint leaves
agave or honey
a pot of water
a tea or coffee cup
1. Boil the spearmint leaves and the cinnamon stick in the pot of water. Boil it until the water changes to a darker color (about 5 minutes).
2. Pour agave into the coffee cup. When the tea is done pour the hot tea into the coffee cup.
3. Let it cool for a few minutes.
I will come back to let you know how the tea helps her cough, but even if it doesn't heal her cough she likes the tea and to me that is important too.
No worries tomorrow I will be taking her to the doctor too. Should I confront the doctor about natural remedies?