Winter is coming and with it comes an increase in colds, flu, and other illnesses. What home remedies were you treated with when you were a child? Did you like them? Which do you still use today, if any, and which have you left behind?
When I was a child, my parents were rarely at home. They were both working all day, so my sister, who is 4 years older than me, had to take care of the three of us (me and two younger sisters). Since our parents were busy, we had to try our best at not falling sick. We rarely took medicine, too, since our family was poor we didn't have money for that. We let the immune did their work, that's all.
There was a time I got an electric shock, while trying to take away the wire of the fan when I mop the floor with bare hand. I didn't remember much since it was so long ago, but I can't forget the taste of the hot ginger juice that my mother fed me. I lost consciousness but when the hot juice pour into my mouth, I slowly woke up. For now, I still drink hot ginger tea or ginger juice to warm up the body or to ease the stomach ache. It works nicely, really.