Dr. Julien's Sovereign Cure for Sinus Problems

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 min

I am from Turlock. The Doctors Julien totally revolutionized medicine in our community around the turn of the century. This "recipe" has come down through the Julien and Olson family. Trust me it works!!!


  1. In a cup muddle the bourbon, lemon slices, cloves, cinnamon and sugar.
  2. Pour over the boiling water.
  3. Cup your hands over the concoction and blow with your mouth and inhale through your nose.
  4. When cooler, if daring, draw a hot bath, sip it while soaking and crawl into bed.
Most Helpful

We call it a Hot Toddy around these parts. It was standard treatment for our worst colds. I didn't know about inhaling the steam, however. We would drink it, sweetened with some honey, and bundle up in blankets afterward to "sweat the cold out." It does work.

KyanaBelle April 19, 2014

Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! It really breaks up the gunk and got me breathing easier!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) January 09, 2010

Bless you for this recipe!!! : ) Tylenol Sinus, hot wraps, sinus drops, Tomato Tea, . . . nothing touched THIS sinus headache...until this...just inhaling the fumes cleared my sinuses, the drink itself, well...let's just say I feel no pain whatsoever..... : ) ...now I lay me down to SLEEP!!! Thanks SO much!!!

cylee October 18, 2008