Good morning to you all! It is snowing like crazy outside and I feel good about it. That ought to be a sign of my mental incompetence!
My wife announced to me last night that I had the early stages of the flu. And she is probably correct. I was feeling a little out of sorts and knew that things were not quite right. She got out her tinctures of mass destruction and started dosing me. My God in heaven! It was tincture of Elderberry, tincture of Golden Seal, and tincture of Cayenne and they were the bitterest damn things I ever allowed to be put in my mouth. It was assault with a ghastly herb! Yuck.
I had told her that I could not feel the heat from our little space heater here in the kitchen. This was her clue as to my condition and the point at which she struck with her herbal daggers. Then I went to bed. We keep plenty of quilts on the bed because neither of us likes a heated room to sleep in. I pulled the quilts up to my head and I was out like a light. I slept a full eight hours and woke up with a clear head and nicely open nasal passages. Naturally the wife had to dose me again right before breakfast. Man. You talk about something that will take your appetite away quickly! But it is working. I know I have something. It is hard for me to explain that but I do know it. But it can't get it's hooks in me. It is held back from stomping my ass. I think this stuff is a stomach flu. But I can eat and my stomach feels okay. I just happen to be passing gas like crazy. If you have been following what the Handmaiden has been writing about making tinctures and stuff like that you will have a use for it if the old flu bug comes around.
Flu is a social disease. You won't get much of it in your life if you don't go out and meet the public very much. Generally, taking multivitamins and drinking plenty of water will keep you pretty healthy. If you take Blueberries and other superfoods, so much the better. You can't kill a flu virus with any medicine. Your body's immune system has to wipe it out for you. Whatever you add to your diet to boost your immune system will do you the most good. Whatever you eat that weakens your immune system you can do without. If you feel something coming on then get with the tinctures. Natures pharmacy is still the best. Be respectful of it and study it. Your health may be improved for the effort. This new stuff they have in the world made by big pharmaceutical companies has not had the hundreds or thousands of years of testing that the herbs have had. And the herbs will help you stay alive!