It’s flu season and folk remedies are in high demand

Dolores

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December was a rough month for many in the Dominican Republic with the arrival of the Omicron variant and the real start of the influenza season that coincided the family get-togethers. As a result, tens of thousands of persons are resorting to natural remedies for “a bad cold” and pharmacies are getting short of more main-stream cold and flu medicines.

In the popular markets, such as Los Hospedajes in Santiago or the Mercado Modelo in Santo Domingo, people are buying limes at prices that are up 100% over just a couple of weeks ago. Turmeric, cinnamon, garlic, onions, shallots, green onions, orange leaves and such are popular tea ingredients. Honey and molasses are the preferred sweetening agents.

At each of these public markets there are specialists who can prepare a mixture of these items designed to cure this “bad grippe.”

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PJT

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Over the counter and prescription remedies do have their place. But at least with home remedies they are cheaper and abuela has control of what goes into the treatment and they do work.

Chicken soup anyone?


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PJT
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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Over the counter and prescription remedies do have their place. But at least with home remedies they are cheaper and abuela has control of what goes into the treatment and they do work.

Chicken soup anyone?


Regards,

PJT
Ahhh the rabano, cebolla, menta and berro cocktails