Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

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A Good Shot of Whiskey


A shot of Whiskey—Rum if you’re from the islands—mixed in with a cup of tea is something Black grandmothers have often recommended to those who suffer from colds and chest congestion. This remedy is typically referred to as a Hot Toddy, and often uses herbal tea, honey and other organic reliefs to knock out a cold or standing infection.


Whether the alcohol actually helps or just makes you forget your symptoms isn’t known. But either way, subscribers to this cure continue to go back to it time and time again.

A Good Shot of Whiskey

A shot of Whiskey—Rum if you’re from the islands—mixed in with…