Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bowles Mint Cough Remedy


Last week when I pay a visit to my sister's place, I noticed that she grows her potty garden very well. I asked for few stems of Bowles mint leaves (the species that is big and furry type). I used the leaves to boil a pot of natural cough remedy to soothe my cough. Then, the steams are planted.

This type of mint leaves have very strong smell. You'll either love it or hate it. Of course, I like it a lot. It's very refreshing.

Bowles Mint Cough Remedy

Ingredients:
2 liter water
30 Bowles mint leaves
2 thumb-sized ginger, peeled and sliced
brown sugar to taste

Steps:
1. Bring water to boil in a pot.
2. Add ginger and Bowles mint leaves. Leave it simmers for half an hour.
3. Add brown sugar to taste. Serve warm.

18 comments:

yummychunklet said...

What a tasty remedy! A lot better than the over the counter kind.

Anncoo said...

Hope you're better by now. I have mint plant too but I've never seen this bowles mint before...

Pam said...

I've never heard of this either but it sounds like a great remedy! Take care...

j3ss kitch3n said...

this sounds so good! i'm wondering am i able to get this mint leaves in sg hmmm

tigerfish said...

Don't think I have seen or tried bowles mint. Interesting...

Cuisine Paradise said...

My mum always cooked this for my boy whenever he has a bad cough. Veri good remedy indeed :)

My Little Space said...

Hope you're well. It has been so hot lately. The weather is really killing me. And this tea sounds perfect for us too.
Thanks. Take care, dear.
Bst regards, Kristy

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

never heard this before, i planted mint but the normal type.

Blackswan said...

Wow, this definitely tastes better cough mixture :)

pigpigscorner said...

Don't think I've seen this before. I like the normal mint tea though.

peachkins said...

Oh we also use that as cough remedy..

Mei Teng said...

That's a great home-made remedy. Get well soon.

kitchen flavours said...

I have not seen this bowles mint before, very interesting, now I will have to go look for it!

Joanne said...

I've never heard of this type of mint before but the drink sounds super refreshing!

Victor said...

Hope you feel a lot better. Mine remedy drink would be honey and ginger with a bit of black peppercorns.

MeRy said...

Thanks for the info about this cough remedy...

TheCrabbyCook said...

I'm going to have to fake a cough. This sounds too tasty to wait until a real virus comes my way....!

Kevin@Cough Home Remedy said...

Before you can learn the cough home remedy solutions, you must know what the symptoms of coughing are. There are two types of cough: acute and chronic. Acute cough is coughing that lasts for two weeks while chronic cough is the condition that lasts for three weeks or more. General symptoms of cough may include chills, body aches, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache, sinus pressure, runny nose, wheezing and post nasal drips.

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