Recipe by *Petunia*
My pediatrician gave this to my Mom at least '30-something' years ago. It is supposed to help reduce high fevers, vomiting and settle upset tummies. Gingerale still reminds me of being sick and stuck in bed all day with my comic books.
Top Review by Kookaburra
I tried this on my 79 year old mother the day after she had a migraine and was still feeling a bit 'woozy'. She said it seemed to settle her stomach and she DID seem to recover from that 'weak' feeling more quickly than usual. More impressive was that, after drinking this concoction hourly, all day, she woke during the night and was surprised that her muscles weren't stiff (as they usually are). I looked up electrolytes the next day on the internet and it seems they CAN soothe muscle soreness, so maybe it WAS the drink! Honestly, I can't swear that this was a miracle cure but it seemed to help, gave Mum some comfort, and, unlike medication, if it doesn't help, it certainly doesn't do any harm.
- 1 quart warm water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 tablespoons orange juice
- ginger ale or Coke
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix all the ingredients except gingerale or coke.
- When ready to drink, mix 1 ounce of electrolyte with 1 ounce of gingerale or coke.
- Give this every hour for up to 10 to 12 doses per day.
- Keep unused portion refrigerated. Keep gingerale or coke at room temperature.
- Disclaimer: Of course if there is an abnormally high temperature or if it persists more than a day or two, consult a physician.