BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIM
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH,
MASTER FARD MUHAMMAD,
TO WHOM PRAISE IS DUE FOREVER
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Beautiful and Beloved Asiatic Black Queens!
The cold weather is coming and that means colds and flu. I cannot remember the last time my son got sick. It may have been around two years ago. However, yesterday he began exhibiting symptoms of a cold. I was raised on over-the-counter cold and flu medicines, but I wanted to try a more wholistic method of treating my son’s illnesses. So, I have been trying different methods using all-natural ingredients.
Yesterday evening, I gave him a glass of Lemon-Water (8 oz. of spring water and 1 teaspoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice NO SWEETENER). This drink is very healing. Many people drink it every morning to give a boost to their overall health, but my son does not like it, so after some resistance, I insisted that he drink all of it.
He started showing signs of immediate improvement, but he was still stopped up and releasing phlegm. So, I gave him a tiny piece of a garlic clove and had him chew it. Garlic is strong, but the piece was so small. He still gave me a hard time. But, I would not stand for him to get sick. So, I made him eat it and about every 45 minutes after, I gave him a translucent slice of garlic and had him nibble on it until he went to bed.
In the morning, I did not wake him for Fajr (morning prayer). I let him get his rest, thanking Allah for His Mercy, Forgiveness and Understanding that his slave, Hakim, was sick and that that was the only reason he missed his prayer. And knowing that Allah Had the Power to Heal My Son.
He woke up on his own around 8:00 and showed no signs of sickness. It is important to start treating the symptoms as soon as you recognize them. You might see glassy eyes, or sniffling, maybe lethargy. I just used these two treatments and they worked amazingly.
If the sickness has progressed so that the garlic and lemon-water is not effective and your child still is suffering from congestion, Peppermint Tea works wonders. You can make tea from the leaves of peppermint, but if you can get some Peppermint Oil, you can put a couple drops in some water that has just been boiled and have your child cautiously lean over it. (It can be strong.) The vapors will open his sinuses. He can then drink the tea.
If your child develops a sore throat, Aloe Vera Tea is very soothing. Just extract the pulp from an Aloe Vera leaf and boil it in about 8 oz. of water. Sweeten it with honey and have your child drink it.
Here is a recipe for a very effective All-Natural Cough Suppressant, made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Water
* If you are making this for your children, don’t use 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper. Just use a few shakes. It will still work.
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