Monday, April 9, 2012

New Mexico Traditional Cold Remedy

Figured I'd throw forth this little family recipe I just coaxed out of my grandmother. She says this is what her grandmother, who was the midwife and herbal-remedy person around La Cienega, NM, would make when anyone had a cold.

Lavender (called alhusena in the local Spanish dialect)
Lemon
Honey

Boil together into a tea. For very serious colds and flus, replace the honey with onions. (She is said to have saved a lot of people in the 1918 Flu Epidemic with her onion mixture.)

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