Mike Gordon on fri 4 may 07
Your post brought back memories of my dad snorting salt water out of
the bathroom sink when he got a cold. Lots of coughing and hacking, but
he swore by it. He came from the ( farm ) mentality...... if you
weren't bleeding or had a broken bone you treated yourself. In South
Dakota in the 20's there wasn't a clinic down at the corner to run to.
Lee Love on sat 5 may 07
It really works. With the neti pot, you tilt your head over the
sink sideways and stick the spout in the upper nostril. Salt water
goes through your sinuses and out the bottom nostril. Doesn't cause
any coughing or hacking. I would follow up with a pinch of golden
seal "snuff." Golden Seal is good for cuts too. I broke up a cat
fight once and our cat Koko bit my left index finger tip almost off,
just hanging by a small strand. I stuck my finger in a jar of golden
seal. Stops the bleeding immediately and glues the gap together.
And it is antiseptic. Cat bites are notoriously bad for causing
infections. I can still see the scar on my finger, but the tip
healed back onto the finger.
Sometimes country folk know what they are doing.
On 5/5/07, Mike Gordon wrote:
> hi Lee
> Your post brought back memories of my dad snorting salt water out of
> the bathroom sink when he got a cold. Lots of coughing and hacking, but
> he swore by it. He came from the ( farm ) mentality...... if you
> weren't bleeding or had a broken bone you treated yourself. In South
> Dakota in the 20's there wasn't a clinic down at the corner to run to.
> Mike Gordon
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