Mama's Homemade Natural Sicker Fixer Elixir (cold/bronchial remedy)

In a world brimming with synthetic solutions and over-the-counter remedies, sometimes all you need is a bit of old-school magic, a touch of love, and a splash of humor. Enter Mamma's Homemade Natural Sicker Fixer Elixir—a potion that's equal parts intriguing, funny, and emotionally soothing. It's a concoction that was something that I (Megan) just threw together one day and freaking worked! It helps with cold & flu symptoms, respiratory and other ickiness.  


Let's start with the ingredients:

1. 5 whole Lemon Peels, 5 whole Orange Peels, 1 whole Lemon (cut/squeezed), and 1 whole Orange: It's as if Mamma's recipe is nature's treasure chest. The vibrant, zesty peels of lemons and oranges bring an instant burst of sunshine to your day. And when you throw in a fresh lemon and orange, it's like inviting the citrus gods to your kitchen.

2. 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar: The vinegar of the apple orchard gods! It adds a tangy twist to the elixir, making your taste buds dance.

3. 1 tbsp Sea Salt: A teaspoon of sea salt for that touch of the sea breeze, because even when you're under the weather, you can still dream of the beach.

4. 2 tbsp Turmeric: This golden spice is like a little ball of sunshine in your cup, with a host of health benefits to boot.

5. 2 tbsp Ginger: The friendly fire-breathing dragon of your immune system. It wakes you up, clears your sinuses, and makes your throat feel like it's had a soothing spa day.

6. 3 tbsp  Cloves: A spice that's warm and comforting, just like a hug from Mamma herself.

Now, for the fun part. The instructions are simple, but the process is steeped in tradition, love, and laughter:

  1. Fill a medium pot 3/4 full of water. Mamma's pot, weathered with time, holds the secrets of countless family remedies. It's like a little treasure chest of wellness.

  2. Mix all the ingredients together in the pot. This is where the magic happens. The peels release their zesty aroma, and the spices infuse the water with their potent goodness. As you stir, you can almost hear the echoes of Mamma's giggles and wisdom.

  3. Turn on the stove to medium heat and let it come to a boil. The elixir bubbles and steams, just like Mamma's stories on a chilly evening. It's a symphony of flavors and emotions.

  4. Boil for 5 minutes, then let it simmer for an hour. The kitchen fills with a fragrant cloud of love and healing. It's as if the universe itself is conspiring to make you feel better.

  5. Stir occasionally. This is the secret ingredient: a pinch of patience and a sprinkle of hope. A dash of humor wouldn't hurt either.

  6. Mix with 1-2 tablespoons of honey in your mug and enjoy! As you take that first sip, the elixir wraps you in a warm embrace. It's like a long-lost friend, a cozy blanket, and a belly laugh all rolled into one.

Mamma's elixir is not just a concoction of ingredients; it's a potion of love, care, and healing. It's a reminder that in a world of fast fixes and instant solutions, sometimes the best medicine comes from a cherished recipe, a warm kitchen and ingredients that actually work... A great healthy resource to order your spices from that we use often is King Arthur Baking, I highly recommend ordering from these guys - we've never been disappointed!

So, here's to Mamma's Homemade Natural Sicker Fixer Elixir—a sip of sunshine, a hug in a mug, and a remedy for the soul. It's not just a potion; it's a little piece of magic in a cup, brewed with love and laughter. Cheers to wellness, to tradition, and to Mamma, who knew that the best medicine is made with a pinch of love and a dash of humor.

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