Mullein Cough Remedy

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by tulianr, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Just finished making a batch of Mullein Cough Remedy. Mullein is reportedly effective against coughs and other respiratory ailments.

    A couple of weeks ago, I chopped up some Mullein leaves and immersed them in Vodka, as per a recipe I found online. Today, I strained the mixture (looks a bit like green tea), and gave it a try.

    I'm fairly sure now that your cough is controlled by the utter fear of having to take another dose of that concoction. If the effectiveness of the medicine is in reverse relation to the good taste of the medicine, this should cure any cough within miles of the person taking it. I even tried cutting it with some honey. The result was an only slightly less vile tasting concoction. Admittedly, I didn't use the highest quality vodka, but still .....

    Has anyone else tried this?
  2. Rabid

    Rabid Monkey

    No and don't plan to. Thanks for the warning.
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  3. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus

    Never, EVER use Aristocrat...for ANYTHING!
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  4. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Most simple yet highly effective cough medicine I ever used is half/half honey and white liquor (or good bourbon). Some use whiskey and rock candy. The whiskey burns a bit but it does a job. Tablespoon or two per hour should do it. Will not hurt if needed more often---might even start smiling--lol.
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  5. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    A good laxative often works well...
    makes you too afraid to cough. YMMV!!

  6. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey

    Would not be good for loughing....
  7. wastelander

    wastelander Bad English, bare with me

    Around here vodka in itself is known to cure anything from broken bones to boredom. That sounds horrible though! Gotta give it a try.
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  8. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    I suspect a lot of the old folk remedies worked because people pretended to get well so they wouldn't have to take them any more.

    Except for maybe laudanum. That one had 'em pretending to be sick, heh.
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  9. RangerRick

    RangerRick RangerRick-North Idaho Oath Keeper

    North Idaho, we make it and use Fall to Spring. Ours was not that bad tasting, wonder how cheap your vodka was?
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  10. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    have used mullein as a tea for relief of allergy symptoms. But I like the Vodka idea. ;)
  11. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    I heard about mullein, haven't tried it myself, but we have them wild around here. For coughing, mint stuff works best for me, cools/numbs the throat so I don't feel like I have to cough. Whatever bug I just got over, my throat was already irritated, and when I coughed once or twice, that would irritate it more, and my body thought something was in my throat, so it gave me a coughing fit trying to dislodge it. Worst part was not knowing I had to use the bathroom til it was too late.
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  12. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I've heard that vodka will clean up gold if soaked overnight
    Other than that, Nothing wrong with a Stolies dirty martini
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Don't do it. If it has gemstones, alcohol can desolve the glue. Rubbing alcohol is enough, so don't waste the booze. There are many better methods to clean jewelry.

    In 'The Best Ways To Clean Gold Jewelry' learn how to keep its value
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