Here’s the deal, I’m currently down with a cough that threatens to kill me every time it attacks. It’s particularly vicious during the time when I wake or just before I want to sleep. Each cough feels like my lungs are going to be coughed out. That’s how bad it is. And for the first time in my life, I’ve actually bought honey to soothe my aching throat. Let’s hope it works. *grim*

On a another note, I’ve been doing nothing much since the end of the musical (for those who don’t know or aren’t aware of the pictures of me posted on facebook, yes, I took part in a freaking school musical but didn’t even blog about it, that’s how demotivated I was about blogging). Now it’s all starting to catch up with me again, two assignments due next week! Cherrie shall face quite a few sleepless nights again.

On yet another different note, albeit a slightly happier one, I’ve finally mustered enough courage to have a look at the Bar List for my exams today. I’ve been putting off seeing the list every time the boyfriend suggests to have a look at it. Reason being I was too chicken to see it, I think I’d have died if I were barred. I’m not too good with breaking the rules. -__- And true, my attendance has been less than stellar this semester, to say the least. So I waited until now, when it’s already too late to send in an appeal. Thank goodness I wasn’t barred for any subjects! Which means now all I have to worry about is studying like crap for the next few weeks to cover all of the 14 weeks’ syllabus so that my 3-pointer CGPA would remain where it is. Sigh. -.-

I hope I’d be able to squeeze in some time to upload some pictures into this blog. Streamyx and its consistency in providing the best service though…

p.s. Did I mention that I’m now half blind? Yes it’s true. The girl who’s ever dependant on her glasses forgot to bring them back from KL when she went back last month. So I’ve been going around without glasses for weeks now. I do wear contacts, but only in uni. They tire my eyes out so I have no choice. 😦 Haih, I wanna go back to KL soon. The food, the malls, the idyllic life where I have nothing to do but sit at home like a bum. Sighhhhhhhhhh.

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  1. Awww…! Kesiannye~…

    u might want to try some of this remedies. xD

    * A simple cough syrup can be made by soaking sliced onions in organic honey. Drinking the honey after 24 hours will reduce coughing.
    * Add a pinch of salt with two pinches of turmeric powder to one glass of warm water and gurgle. Or chew a clove with a piece of rock candy. Take basil decoction or basil juice with honey.
    * If your cough has been troubling you for long, try this : Take a half teaspoonful of ginger powder, a pinch of clove with a pinch of cinnamon powder and honey in a cup of boiled water and drink it as tea.


    Take one tea spoon of pure honey and to it add a pinch of grounded white pepper. Regular usage of this 2-3 times a day for about 4-5 days will cure your cough. This is one of the important home remedies for cough.

    Honey when taken with black pepper will loosen the mucous and make you spit the mucus. This will be helpful in throwing the irritating substances of the trachea and help you in treating cough. This is one of the effective cough home remedies.

    Another effective natural remedy for cough is that if you have cough due to cold then just drink tea made of ginger 3-4 times a day or just eat raw ginger, this will subside your cough.

    Drinking red raspberry, honey suckle, or liquor ice tea with honey is helpful in treating cough in 2-3 days. This is one of the effective cough treatment.

    Take 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it in one cup of orange juice and drink it. This is a good cough remedy.

    Prepare a cough syrup from baked onion juice, comfrey tea, and honey. Drink it daily and your cough will subside.

    Another effective cough treatment is to before going to bed just take a spoonful of honey with few drops of vodka or brandy in it.

    Mix 1-2 tsp of pure home made turmeric powder in warm milk and drink it twice a day for coughs of a bacterial origin. Within 2 days your cough will be gone by using this method. This is one of the useful home remedies for cough.

    You may also gargle with warm water to which lot of salt is added as many times as possible during the day. This will help you to clear phlegm caught in the throat.

    Mix 5 ml of onion juice with 10 ml of pure honey. Take this mixture at least twice a day. This will relieve your cough and will also help in soothing throat. This is one of the best cough cure.

    Take 5ml of fresh tulsi (Ocimum sanctum, Holy Basil) and mix it in 10 ml of pure honey. Consume this daily at least twice a day.

    Add turmeric to a vessel filled with boiling water and inhale the fumes. It is also beneficial for controlling cough. This is a good natural remedies for cough.

    Prepare a paste using ¼ teaspoon of red pepper, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger, 1 table spoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 table spoon of honey, and 2 tablespoon of water. Mix them well and take 1 teaspoon of this mixture whenever you have cough. This is one of the simplest home remedy for cough.

    In case of severe and chronic cough, crush 2-3 garlic and some cloves. Add this to a glass of milk or water. Then boil the mixture till it reduces to half the original content. Filter this and add a little sugar to it for improving the taste. Drink this twice a day and continue this treatment for at least a week to see visible results.

    In a large vessel just simply take plain water and boil it. Now inhale these vapors of steam by covering your head region with the towel. Taking deep breaths in between is advisable. You may cough in the beginning and every thing will be fine in 10 minutes, it will help you later to throw out the waste (phlegm).

    One of the useful home remedies for cough is to take 1-2 gm powder of black pepper, long pepper, and dry ginger in equal ratios. Take this mixture of powder with honey, 2-3 times a day.

    Cough cure – Take some garlic and boil them in water, and drink it. You can add sugar to improve the taste.

    Crush some black pepper and eat them with honey.

    Chop up an onion, and pour honey over it. Let it be on a sauce pan on low flame for few minutes. Now take some honey from it and allow it to be in your throat. Do not drink water for at least half an hour of this treatment.

    For dry and frequent cough take 1-2 gm powder of fried turmeric with honey, thrice a day. This is one of the useful cough treatment.

    Take 2-3 cloves and fry them in butter or ghee, and chew them.

    Take half a gram of powder of long pepper and mix it with rock salt, twice a day, with hot water. This is one of the simplest cough remedy.

    Take some garlic pieces and then boil it in water, add some sugar, lemon and honey to it and drink it.

    Take equal parts of black pepper, dry ginger, and sugar mixed in ghee or butter two times a day.

    This home remedy for cough is one of the most useful ones. Take some water in the pot and put it to boil, after the water boils, put three cloves of garlic, one spoon of oregano and leave water for boiling around 4 -5 minutes. Take this water in cup and drink directly or add it in milk and then drink it.

    Take little water say ¼ cup , to this add 2 teaspoons of honey, half a lemon, cinnamon and one eucalyptus leaf and drink it.

    Take some eucalyptus and mint leaves and boil them in water. Now inhale its vapors while the water cools. It will help you in curing your cough. This is an another natural remedy for cough.


    * Extracted juice of ginger with honey take three or four times a day is an excellent remedy for coughs and cold.
    * A decoction of henna leaves can be used as a gargle, with beneficial results.
    * Mix 3 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 cup honey, and 1/4 cup warm water and take two teaspoons daily.
    * In cases of dry cough,peel a small piece of fresh ginger. Sprinkle some salt on it and chew.
    * Three peppers sucked with a pinch of caraway seeds and a crystal of common salt provides relief. It is an effective home remedy for cough.
    * Add a gram of turmeric powder to a teaspoon of honey for curing dry cough.
    * Hot tea with lemon and rasberry jam, drink as much as possible.
    * Ginger tea, prepared by adding a few pieces of ginger into boiled water before adding tea leaves, is another effective remedy for cough.
    * Chew cardamom for a long time.
    * Drink hot milk with honey at bedtime.
    * Soak almonds overnight. Remove their skin. Make a paste of these almonds with little butter and sugar. Very useful for a dry cough.
    * Three cloves of garlic boiled in milk, can be used every night.
    * Take half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder, mixed in 30ml. of warm milk twice a day. It is very common and effective home remedy for cough.
    * Add two tablespoons of glycerine and two tablespoons of honey to the lemon juice. Take 1 teaspoonful daily. It will give you relief from cough.

    Well, it kinda did work for me, so hope it works for u too… xD

    • oh…wow… like, this might just be the longest comment in the history of my blog… o.O

      In fact, it’s even longer than my blog post. O.o

      Thanks for the advice, maybe I’ll try a few and see if they work. But it doesn’t help that I avoid things like ginger and turmeric like the plague lol.

      • lolz. YAY! i hold the record for having the longest post on Cherrie’s blog. lolz…

        anyway, i asked my med student friend, and she said that juz doing this will help most effectively. lolz…

        “Take little water say ¼ cup , to this add 2 teaspoons of honey, half a lemon, cinnamon and one eucalyptus leaf and drink it.

        Take some eucalyptus and mint leaves and boil them in water. Now inhale its vapors while the water cools.” (idealy 2 times a day, but once either b4 u sleep or after u wake up is fine, says Dr Tang, General Physician, UM)

        It will help you in curing your cough. ^^

    • lolz… i am a qualified 1st aider (St.John Grand Prior = King Scout), and i studied medical student’s lessons before (more like did their homework for them b4… ==’ll) juz to earn extra cash. lolz. so yeah, some what qualified. please dun get me wrong, i am not bragging tat i m along the lines of a doctor but far from that. tat’s y i dun tell u which cough meds to take but all natural organic stuff… xD And yeah, i know it’s long, i admit only writing half of it and asking my friend to type the other half. xD

  2. Wah! I asked you to continue blog and you blog about ur sickness… -.-
    Lol. Get well soon ya. The first comment is long. No time to read. But hopefully it work for u Cherrie!! =)

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