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.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! It really breaks up the gunk and got me breathing easier!
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!!!
I have a major sinus problem right now - caught it from somewhere and was feeling pretty sorry for myself. My face felt like it might explode and I had a major headache, and couldn't breathe through my nose..... I found this recipe and whipped it up. I breathed it in for about 10 minutes and can breathe! My headache is GONE! So is that weird "foggy" feeling. I then strained out the bits from the muddling cuz they were all floating around in there, and am reclining having myself a tasty warm drink! It's delicious! I feel so much better (NO, I'm not drunk on the bourbon!!!)! Thank you sooo much for posting this. The spices really help I think.