Late Friday, I had a severe allergic reaction to something, and after a panicky, emergency visit to Beijing United in the middle of the night (1100 RMB! but I was completely reassured that nothing was wrong with me beyond an allergic reaction), I woke up the following morning with all the symptoms of the flu. I’ve been sleeping in all day today and all day yesterday; when standing for five minutes makes you tired, you know that it’s time to get some rest.
A few months ago, I’d come across this article from Time’s China blog, and I had always wanted to try this “ancient Chinese remedy” of boiling Coke, ginger, and lemon. However, I’d always reached for the Nyquil the minute I became sick, so I filed away this remedy for later use.
Luckily, I managed to become sick again, and this wonderful opportunity opened up.
Scott boiled together some Coca-Cola, lemon, and ginger, and it tasted wonderful. My sinuses cleared up immediately and I’m sweating out my illness like mad. Eat the ginger, it makes the concoction really work and frankly, the Coke-infused ginger slices tastes wonderful. I can’t wait to try this again; hope I can sleep through all this caffeine and sugar though!