The Romanian Sniffling Sneezing Coughing Aching Stuffy Head Fever So-You-Can-Rest Medicine


Whew, mercy! On Saturday I got hit by a powerful head cold, which completely knocked me off my feet. Luckily, The Woman was around to give me some TLC and I feel a lot better now.

Although she stuck to more modern treatments, my illness reminded me of a very Romanian cure that I used a few years ago.

First, you need some good homemade țuica. If you don’t know what this liquid is, click here.

Put some țuica in a small saucepan and add a dash of black pepper. Heat the combination until the vapors are incredibly strong (close to boiling).

Although it is also recommended that you drink the mixture, simply inhaling the vapors is quite enough. It is the most powerful decongestant I’ve ever used in my life, seemingly clearing my nose and sinuses under a minute.

I feel a lot better today but the more I think about it, the more I’m thinking a little sip would go down just right about now… :)

* The title of this post comes from here

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9 Responses »

  1. Get well soon …Wish I was a bit sick now so that Iwas allowed some… :-)

  2. what if TLC….i can’t find anything reasonable….

  3. *what is…..(sorry) :D

  4. Feel better Sam. I too have a 2 litre stash of tuica here in London for… ehmm.. health emergencies ;)

  5. I’d rather have some vin fiert….Get well soon, Sam.

  6. Man…everybody’s got the cold..even me.
    Is it just me or in the past 2-3 years colds have become more frequent?
    I used to get a minor cold maybe once a year or two and now I get it about 3 times a year.
    Something’s fishy.

  7. Boiled tzuica with pepper and a dash of sugar roolz!

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