Japanese Grandma’s Remedies for Sore Throat – Massage Monday #438


Hi everyone. I am Yasuko and it’s time for Massage Monday. I rarely get sick but I think the bug won
this time and I got a cold. Since I introduced Ninon’s beauty secrets
I’ve been more interested in old natural remedies that people used before we started depending
on drugs. It wasn’t intentional but now that I’m sick
I get to try some of those old remedies besides the acupressure for sore throat which I will
put the link here and below. So this week I’m going to show you some of the Japanese Grandma’s remedies for sore throat. The thing I have around my neck, it’s not
a new fashion statement. It’s an onion wrap. It’s a kind that’s very long and often referred
to as White Onion or Tokyo Onion at Japanese markets. You chop up the white part and either use
it raw or roast lightly to make it soft. As you can see it’s soft enough that the inside
popped out. You can wrap them in a gauze or thin towel. I had a Turkey Stuffing Bag which fit perfectly
around my neck. When I gargle, I used to just gargle with
water with sea salt but I’ve learned gargling with green tea is very good for your throat. So I’m combining the two and gargling with
salt green tea. The polyphenol in green tea called catechin
is antiviral, antibacterial and helps to even stop the spread of flu virus. I’ve also read this is true for black tea,
not just green tea. So if you only have black tea at home, gargling
with black tea is worth a try to stay healthy. This is daikon radish. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties
especially for respiratory issues such as phlegm and sore throat. It’s also fibrous, diuretic and has digestive
enzymes so it’s good for digestion and detoxing too The best way to consume for sore throat is
to grate the part closer to the tip which has more spicy substance which is good for
sore throat. This is ginger. Ginger is also antibacterial. Raw grated ginger is very good for sore throat. But if you heat it up it helps to improve
the immune system and combat the virus by raising the body temperature from the inside. Put 3 tablespoons of raw grated daikon radish
in a cup. Add 1 teaspoon of grated ginger. Add green tea. Add some soy sauce. The recipe called for 1 tablespoon. And drink it up. I’ve also cut up the daikon radish and soaked
them in honey. Leave it for several hours to overnight. After several hours the water from the daikon
comes out and it becomes watery. Eat this syrup as is or add it in a hot water. You can also add lemon to boost Vitamin C
and/or ginger of course. I’m going to eat the honey pickled daikon
with rice later. I’ve been wearing this for several hours
and I think it’s helping to soothe the sore throat. I occasionally smell the roasted onions but I’m
not going out today so it doesn’t bother me. Plus my nose is used to onion smell from Ninon’s
beauty cream. If you have no idea what I’m talking about,
I’ll put the link here and below. I would love to hear if you have Grandma’s
remedies for sore throat in your country or region. Nowadays we can prove it scientifically why
it works but back then people just figured out by trial and error. And I think we can learn a lot from the old
wisdom. I am also curious if you are interested in
these kinds of old natural Japanese remedies for different health issues. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you back next week. Make it a great week. Feel free to comment below and please don’t
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