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This page was copied from the BaW07 Participants wiki to avoid losing it, because that site's been having problems.




What are we talking about apart from academic and techie stuff? ;-)


Global Flu Cook Book


Check the cartoonBy Hala



France from Moira



Siberia, Russia from Vera Bobkova

Mix a cup of boiling milk, a tea spoon of baking soda and some

tea spoons of honey. Drink this all and go to bed.

Take some potatoes, boil them without peeling them. Cover

yourself with a warm blanket, take the bowl with cooked potatoes and

breeze in the steam. Breeze in with your mouth and breeze out with

your nose. Repeat if necessary.Some people don't believe in it, but it works.


A Private recipe**: Make your favorite hot drink, take your favorite magazine or put on your favorite movie, or music or whatever you like the most, and enjoy it being in bed. Pamper yourself by doing the things you've

always wanted to do but never had the time to do. Do your nails, try a

*new make-up, make yourself a face massage if you are a female... Just

totally relax for 24 hours and there's no flu!


Brazil from Jose Antonio da Silva

Brew a tea. In this tea you should put a lemon cut into for parts (like a cross) some pieces of ginger, some garlic and pieces of cinnamon using the husks . Of course you can a cold medicine tablet with it. winter recipe.


Brazil from Monica

Jose's recipe is the same as my grandmother's and it really works (at least it did when I was a little girl)! I've been trying a new version for some time, taking out the garlic and adding some

cognac - and it still works like magic!


Iran from Rafieh Novotny

Honey to add to your ginger, garlic and lemon tea. It works for me and my family Don't worry too much about the smell of garlic because when you've got the flu, nobody is going to come close to you! Honey to cure and sooth a sore throat if you gurgle it


Portugal from Cristina Costa


A grandpa recipe which used to work for him is: drink hot lemon (peel) tea with honey and then go to bed.


Portugal from Teresa Almeida d'Eça


A very hot cup of milk with lots of honey.

A shot of whisky in a very hot tea and then straight to bed would certainly work


Portugal from Liliana Ferreira


A tea spoon of rum and a spoonfull of honey, mix it very well until it's liquified, take it and go straight to bed. To help you breed better, cut the newer branches of a eucalyptus tree and boil the leaves. Pour the water with the leaves into a basin and take it to bed. Cover yourself with the blanket and inhale the steam for as long as you can take. Don't get out of bed after this! Also, be careful not to wet the bed :)


Turkey from Derya kulavuzd

Boil dry mint leaves and some slices of lemon in some

water. But what works best for me is the medicine "Tylol Hot" sold in

pharmacies, which you also put into hot, boiling water and drink. However, while breastfeeding Derya recommends to wait for the flu to leave alone.


Venezuela from Dafne

A ginger tea (use the root not the powder).


A General Turkish Advice to Stay Healthy

There are two things to eat to stay healthy: garlic and lemon.


A General Sudanese Advice for Prevention of Flu

Take a spoon full of bee honey first thing in the morning.


Chrissan from Sweden

A double whisky, a good book and bed at least make you more comfortable, if not cured;-)


Kazakhstan from Gary Harwell

Home Version

Rub Vodka on the chest and Back

Rub Vodka on a sheet of Plastic and place on chest

Put on a T-Shirt

Wrap a towel around back and shoulders

Put on sweater

Finish off the Bottle of Vodka doing shots with a friend


I'm Angeles from Mexico. One of the remedies my moher used to give us was a hot milk cup. She adds some garlic to the milk and it was really disgusting to eat it (XD) but effective!!!!. I do something different with my children. I give them a hot cinnamon and hot milk cup and prepares for them an onion soup, too. They like both remedies and get well quickly. Hope you like these sugestions.


Portugal from Susana Araújo

Aguardente queimada

Hi everybody :-)

I’m glad we have a wiki to share our cultural differences and “cuisine” secrets.

You asked for a whisky remedy? Well, I know this recipe from when I was a child. My father prepared it and we took it all four (mum, dad, my sister and I). Here it is:

1. put a plate on a table (choose an old one!)

2. fill it’s bottom with “aguardente” (I don’t know how to say this in English, but it looks like whisky)

3. light up a match and burn the “aguardente” in the plate

4. while it is burning, make circular movements with a spoon to help the process

5. don’t worry! the little fire extinguishes quickly

6. have your burnt “aguardente” remedy with a spoon. Don’t wait until it gets cold! Take it very hot. Huuummm, it’s so good ;-) and hot.

Maybe this was how I learnt to appreciate a nice glass of Port Wine ;-)


Language Note: “Aguardente” is a Portuguese compound noun with this equivalent meaning in English – burning water?. It results from a fermentation and distillation process of wine grapes (similar to the French cognac).


Hope you try it and let me know how it went,

Hughs to all of U


Butter and hot milk


My little contibution to the Flu home remedies around the world page.

In fact, this is a remedy for coughing.



.- A mug of very hot milk.

.- A coffeespoon of butter

.- Honey


.-. Mix everything and that's it. Drink it before going to bed.


I know you may frown at the taste, but my kids used to ask for it at nights when they got the flu.


_Language-cultural note regarding "Aguardente"_ I think it's called "Rum" in English(if it's similar to whisky). Here in Venezuela, we have "Aguardiente" but it is transparent, similar to cachaza in Brazil (and of course the brown "Ron"- Rum)


Hope it's good for you.

Nahir Aparicio.



Kazakhstan Vodka

When in Kazakhstan I got the Flu once and this remedy seemed to work wonders.


My Girlfriend rubbed Vodka on my back and chest. Then she put some vodka on a sheet of plastic and put it on my chest and I put on a T-Shirt. Then a Towel on my shoulders and a sweater on top of that. At that point we proceeded to finish the bottle of Vodka. It worked and I felt great and never had any more symptoms.



I was in an Adult Beverge Establishment and a guy I knew put a teaspoon of Black Pepper in a shot of Vodka and stirred it and down it went. He went home, took a hot shower and came back with no symptoms.


I guess Vodka is a cure or evrything. It's not very popular in Saudi Arabia but it works.


Gary l. Harwell

International House

Jubail, Saudi Arabia


Cafe Version

Put a spoonful of Black Pepper in a shot of Vodka and stir

Down the hatch




Also about the past flu problem I think onion is a good solution. Thirteen years ago there was a great flu attack in Ankara and all of my friends were ill. I was the only one who didn't catch it but back then I was eating one onion a day! Call me a psycho!! :)


Also regular exercise and regular vitamin cure is great if you don't want to catch flu! Well, that's all from me about flu problem.

Kağan Sütçü

İstanbul, Türkiye


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