As school reopen on the 4 January 2010, YX was happily attending school again without any fuss, except for the waking up process in the morning. He will cry like being abused by his going -to-be crazy mother. But on Friday morning, he surprises us with waking up on his own, NO CRYING, NO SHOUTING and obediently goes to the toilet to wash up.
However, half way in the school, his teacher called to inform that he is having a fever and requesting us to pick him up. Doctor then confirmed that he is down with throat infections, flu and now, cough with pleghm. Can hear him 'barking'.
Seen doctor twice in a week because his body was kinda 'HOT' when we touched with our hand. However, the doctor confirmed there is no more fever on the 2nd visit as the thermometer showed 37 degree celcius. But his cough is still very bad.
Then, mum suggested to use this method instead (which was introduced by my late aunty) - Double boiled Orange.
You will need 1 small orange and some honey. You can substitute honey with rock sugar, etc just to make it sweet.
Use a fork to poke the orange into many holes so the juices will flow out when you boil it.
Instead of pot, I used slow cooker (to cook overnight) so I do not need to keep an eye on the fire. I ON it at around 11 pm and OFF it the next morning around 6.30 am.
If double boiled, you will need to boil for at least 4 hours (low fire). Once ready, let it cool and drink when it is still warm. The taste? BITTER with orange-gy smell.
As I need to let YX drink it, I added loads of honey into it to make it sweet. But the BITTER still wins and at the end, YX only drank 1/2 and the remaining all went into my tummy. The next day, I boiled it again and try to coax YX to drink, but he just refuse to even take a sip. The whole thing went into my tummy again. Sigh! Not sure if this home remedy will cure cough or not since YX does not wants to be my guinea pig !
Have anyone heard of this home remedy before? Does it works?