Natural Cough Remedy for Kids

The water of one boiled organic onion, and a tablespoon of raw honey became my boys cough remedy. It’s easy to prepare, 100% natural, and cheaper than over the counter medicine. Simply cut a medium big organic onion into halves. Cover the onion with water, and bring to the boil. […]


Fighting Pertussis, Whooping Cough

For the past four weeks my twins have been coughing and keeping me awake. I finally returned to one of my favorite old time remedies. One onion sliced into four pieces. The two middle halves go onto my feet which I then cover with white socks. The other two outer […]


“Time Out” With a Cup of Matcha

I have been drinking matcha for two decades. I attended tea ceremonies in Japan, and watched my former landlady in Tokyo, Suwabe San, who is a master of her art, teaching her students the art of making and serving tea, and let her teach me. The preparation and drinking of […]


Sore Throat, Cold and Flu Prevention, and Cure Remedies

The following recipes are ayurvedic, therefore not 100% vegan because I am using honey. I believe in the healing powers of honey, especially when dealing with sore throats and coughs. Homemade Cold and Flu Prevention Elixir Honey is a powerful immune system booster. It’s an antioxidant and has antibacterial properties […]


Cucumber Water

Cucumber water and cold pressed cucumber juice help to stay hydrated. Cucumber fights heat, both inside and out. It flushes out toxins and provides energy. Vitamins A, B and C boost immunity. Cucumber aids digestion and promotes weight loss, it lowers uric acid levels, and nourishes kidney health. Cucumber applied […]


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an excellent treatment for skin conditions such as burns and eczema, but it can also be taken internally. Some of my smoothie recipes contain one or more teaspoons of fresh raw Aloe Vera. I have a whole Aloe Vera family on my balcony happily growing at almost […]