For over a month - nearly 2 actually, this house was infested with colds and flu. Snotty noses, coughs, conjunctivitis, sore throats - you name it, we had it. As soon as one person started feeling better, everyone else would be sick and drag them back down with them. It was a nasty case of round robin. We had antibiotics, fruit coming out our ears, fluids, hand sanitiser, soap at every tap, boxes and boxes of tissues on every surface considered flat enough - it was HORRIBLE. The baby had it the worst, and because we all co sleep, we were simply breathing on each other and continuing the cycle. We were completely housebound for about 3weeks - the poor kids nearly went insane from cabin fever!
Worst of all - there was no end in sight!!
Then, on Joyous Birth Forums, there were some fundraising for Lisa Barrett (whom you know about from previous posts) and one of the fundraisers was Blissful Herbs. She had a Cold and Flu Tea for sale, in desperation and in support of the worlds best birth worker, I bought a packet. When it arrived, I could smell it while it was inside the letterbox!
We opened it as we were heading out and the car was FILLED with the most delightful aroma!! I couldn't WAIT until we got it home!
As soon as we got in our front door, I had the kettle boiling and the mugs set up. Just waiting for he kettle to boil - leaving the package open, the kitchen smelt so clean and fresh! Everyone got a mug with a dollop of honey and milk for the kids and Dragonett Lad downed his and asked for more! Dragonett Lass took a day to get used to the flavour, but by day three, was asking for hers too.
Also, by day three, the continuous fluro green discharge from the kids noses had completely dried up! The racking coughs were gone and their energy level had shot through the roof!!
I simply couldn't believe it! It was that quick.
Since then, I have noticed that if they miss their daily tea, they will get snuffly and a random cough will crop up here and there (DragonPapa was balking at the tea and so he remained slightly snotty and fluey, so there was still nasties just waiting to reinfect my dragonetts). So we have kept up with the teas. And haven't been sick since!
DragonPapa caved two days ago and started to drink his daily tea, a little too late as he now has a nasty chest infection - so am pumping him full of tea, will update and let you know how it goes!
But the range Blissful Herbs has, we will definitely be repeat buyers. I am in the process of recommending them to all and sundry - honestly, give them a try - Wonderfully smelling, delicious and surprisingly cheap for what you get!! What could be better??