Over the past week or so the right side and back of my throat have been sore. And not just sore. RIDICULOUSLY sore.
Honestly, it felt like someone had taken a knife and made a single, loooooong cut along its side.
All powerful. But very unsuccessful.
Last night it occurred to me that perhaps I didn’t have a sore throat. Maybe it was something more.
I changed “sore” to “strep” in my search for “remedies”, and Googled away.
One site mentioned garlic. Another chamomile.
I scrawled both down, thinking I could last ’til morning.
I was wrong.
In the kitchen, I swirled one mashed garlic clove into a spoon of honey. “Oh man…” I sighed.
I braced myself to swallow it, but something inside urged me to take things up a notch.
I made myself a cup of chamomile, and added my garlic concoction.
This morning my throat felt so good, I thought I was dreaming.
Don’t be too quick to discount the obvious, folks. Ordinary items can yield extraordinary results. 😉