hot water with lemon

anonymous asked:

Batfamily and favorite cold drinks and hot drinks? Thanks!

Bruce: black coffee, lemon water

Dick: hot cider, lemonade

Jason: spiced hot chocolate, soda (he says pop)

Tim: coffee with lots of sugar, iced coffee

Steph: chai tea, fruit punch

Cass: herbal teas, apple juice

Damian: earl grey tea, Shirley temples

Babs: green tea, strawberry milkshakes

Duke: espresso, fruit smoothies

Alfred: earl grey tea, basil lemonade

1. Losing people hurts. Friends, lovers, soul mates. You will cry into your pillow and lose sleep, and your eyes will hurt more than ever. Don’t let it affect you so much, you will be okay. Your heart is learning to love and forgive and so is your brain.

2. Eat that pasta you want but don’t just sit back and eat three more plates. If you want that ice cream bar eat it but don’t go crazy on sweets. You deserve a healthy body along with your mind and spirit but you don’t need to keep yourself away from the things you love.

3. Take a shower. Wash your body with hot water and wash your hair with cold. Make your bed and spray lemon scent perfume on your pillows that you stole out of your mom’s bathroom. It’ll help you breathe and sleep better, you’ll have better dreams too.

4. Don’t rely on other people as your happiness. If they make you happy that’s great but what about when they leave? Have your hobbies as your happiness, or even yourself. Be a whole person on your own.

5. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Do you know how many things you have survived and gotten through? You are a brave person and you shouldn’t be so rough and hurtful. You are a piece of art.

6. Don’t focus too much on outer beauty. Those stretch marks don’t make you ugly, neither do your bruises and marks. It shows you’ve been through life and have experienced many things that tied themselves to your body to tag along in life with you.

7. Don’t just wait around for something to happen. Go out there and make it happen and face scary things you would have ran from in the past.

8. Most importantly dance and love and
live and thrive. There is beauty within the ugly and the light will always outshine the dark. You only get one shot at this life, how do you want to spend it?

—  Tips from Blossite Part 2
Sick Day Tips Masterpost

General Stuff:

  • Drink lots of water and go pee a lot! It’ll help flush out the toxins
  • Make sure to keep your face moisturized. The last thing you want to deal with when your sick is itchy irritated skin 
  • If you have the energy, do some light exercise. It’ll help to invigorate your body
  • Avoid too much screen time D: (sorry that includes tumblr)
  • Try to avoid wearing makeup, or wear as little as possible 

Sore Throat:

  • Drinking Ginger Tea helps a lot :3
  • If you have a clogged/phlegm-y throat, gargling salt water will help (don’t drink it though– you’ll feel even sicker!)
  • Other easy teas are milk and honey or water lemon and honey

Stuffy Nose:

  • Hot showers help get the mucus out
  • As does vapor– fill a bowl with boiling water, then place your head over it with a towel covering your head and try to breathe through your nose. If it gets too hot just take the towel off for a couple of seconds and then continue (this is also great for clearing up the clogged pores in your face! :D)
  • When you go to bed, stack your pillows so that your head is elevated
  • Remember: Eyes, nose, and mouth are connected- so if you have a cold and wear contacts, its best to avoid wearing them if you can. You want to keep those three outlets as free as possible

Upset Stomach:

  • Eating Ajwain seeds or drink ajwain tea helps if you feel nauseous
  • Eating prunes or drinking prune juice helps relieve constipation
  • For eating, remember the B.R.A.T diet: Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. Drinking chicken broth or apple juice is also really good for getting some nutrients without having to try to stomach solid food


  • The best OTC medicine to take if you have a headache is Aspirin because if it is an average headache it is most likely caused by a lack of blood flow to the brain, so blood thinners are good
  • Drink lots of water! It will do the same as Aspirin 
  • Stay away from screens or straining your eyes at all and get some shut eye in a dark room

Feel Better bbs!

Woke up with a sore throat and my chest feeling kind of congested today. At least it’s my day off and I don’t have to try and work. Anyway, I popped two dayquil pills and made a drink for my throat.

Lizzie’s Get Better Brew:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • Lemon to flavor
  • Hot water

Start with the honey, the clove, and the pepper in the bottom of a mug. I find it tends to mix up better this way. Fill slowly with hot water, stirring continuously while you do so. Add lemon to flavor. Let cool to your preferred drinking temperature, and enjoy. 

Bucking Bronco Vigor Potion 🏇

inspired by bioshock infinite, a potion to help throw people off your back, and keep them away for some time. 

BUCKING BRONCO: Knock your enemies for a loop and keep them hanging high!"― Fink Manufacturing advertisement

🏇   gather: water, barley, honey, and lemon

🏇   roast the barley lightly in a hot pan, until it turns a golden brown

🏇   cool and grind barley. steep it in hot water for tea.

🏇   add lemon to taste. 

🏇   stir the tea clockwise to increase the intensity of the effects.

🏇  stir the tea counterclockwise to decrease them.

🏇  to protect yourself from the effects, smear your bottom lip with honey before you drink.


I’ve made it a goal to do at the very least, 10 mins of yoga in the morning along with my 10 mins of meditation. Its not a New Years resolution but a promise to myself to properly wake up my body and mind.
Along with the meditation and yoga I’m trying to drink a hot cup of lemon water every morning. It has numerous benefits such as:

 • balances your body, keeps your body pH in check with its alkaline abilities

 • it wakes up your digestive track •supports weight loss (yay)

 • soothes an upset stomach 

 Basically it’s a good way to start your day. What are your morning routines? Namaste bitches 🙏🏻

I did a simple spell at work yesterday for confidence and success in talking to my boss about the time off I need to spend with family, and it worked!

So I’m a bartender, and since I made the cocktail list, we’ve got shit like Rosemary, mint, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and ginger on deck like nobody’s biz. It’s a fun time. So I decided to save the butts of the lemons I sliced, and I poured hot water over them. I then tossed in some cloves and a dash of cinnamon (the sticks were downstairs and I was lazy), and then I topped it off with a couple mint sprigs. I let it steep. I said a little prayer over it and then strained it and added honey. After one sip I immediately felt my stress wash away, and a sort of glow seemed to emanate from me. I felt like sunshine, and even shitty customers couldn’t bring me down! I had the confidence to talk to my boss and demand the time (that I deserve yo) to visit my fam for the holidays, and he said we could make it work!

I’m so excited, and I’ll definitely make this energizing tea again in the future!

It’s a little funny. The flu/bad colds are going around and at my food job, two people last night were complaining that they were soooo sick of people suggesting ideas to them like drinking hot water with lemon and honey to get them better. They were like, “ugh, I’ve tried EVERYTHING! And everyone just keeps suggesting the same things to me and I’m SICK of hearing it because it DOESN’T CURE MY COLD!” and they would joke with each other, “but have you tried LEMON WATER, you’ll totally feel better!” 

It was funny thinking about how they were so annoyed at suggestions to help them get over a cold, and how spoonies have to deal with constant suggestions from healthy people who have very little understanding of our illnesses (even when we’ve tried literally everything from drugs, to healthy stuff, to magic woo healing). And quietly as I listened all I could think was, “man, I wonder what it would be like to just have a flu for a week and then recover and then go back to being normal.” 

It also made me think about how tumblr mocks people for suggesting things for symptom relief. Like, lemon and honey won’t cure your cold but it will help with the symptoms and give your body some of the boost it needs to recover. Same with things like yoga, meditation, herbs, etc. These things won’t cure our chronic illness, ever, but they offer symptom relief and help our bodies out. I feel like we shouldn’t be mocking symptom relief because it makes a huge difference in our functionality and quality of life.

Though as I’ve clarified a million times, it can be very very annoying to be told, “hm, I don’t think you really have narcolepsy, you just need to take up juicing and your symptoms will go away.” I was told this twice while I was waiting on my sleep study results by people who didn’t understand what narcolepsy actually is (”oh so do you fall asleep randomly?” no, god, please can we work to make sure people stop thinking that this is all narcolepsy is??). It’s frustrating as hell. It takes patience and kindness and I don’t always have it but now I’m at the point where I can respond with, “actually, I love doing raw juicing and it really boosts my strength and even helps with my other illnesses, but it won’t cure the deficiency my brain has that prevents me from getting restorative sleep, and it won’t stop my episodes of sleep paralysis. Thanks though!” 

(Also this is not written with a lack of understanding that people can only go by their own experiences and so a healthy person with a horrible flu is totally allowed to complain because flus SUCK and I hope everyone with a flu gets well soon and can get back to normal, this is just me posting some thoughts I have as someone who is disabled by multiple illnesses and realizing how very differently my perception of life, health, illness, etc, is from someone who is healthy all year long aside from catching seasonal things)

anonymous asked:

Hi Hannah! I suffer from terrible pain when I have my period and I can't get through it without any painkillers. Can you recommend any natural ways to get rid of the pain?

Raspberry Leaf Tea! Its a lifesaver, I brew 4-5 bags in a jar of hot water and then put it in the fridge with some lemon juice and drink it whenever I’m not feeling the best during that TOM :)

anonymous asked:

steve please help i have a really sore throat and i've tried salt water gurgling, honey and lemon juice mixed in hot water, tea, steam and nothing is helping.

I was going to say that YOU NEED A POULTICE, MY FRIEND but Bruce says I’m not allowed to make poultices since they don’t do any good. Shows what he knows. Also apparently nobody’s allowed to give you morphine for a cough anymore, which is a shame, that was GREAT when I had bronchitis for like…two years straight. 

Have you tried Cepacol? Cepacol is a gift from God given to man sometime while I was in the ice, they are cough drops that NUMB YOUR THROAT. I gave them to Clint last time he had a cough and he spent two days completely numb from palate to gullet. Kept him quiet too. 

Also you could knock yourself out with Nyquil. It’s not morphine but it worked on Wanda when she had the flu. Good thing too, every time she sneezed the wiggly-woo would levitate anything nearby. Does not work on speedsters, super soldiers, or the Hulk.

But really, as my Ma said, the only cure for a cold is time. Bundle yourself up, keep drinking hot tea with honey, and find a large book to read (or I guess Netflix or whatever it is The Kids do now when they need to spend a lot of time sitting still). 

Calm Barista Potion ~ by Oakland Witch

If you work as a barista, you can easily get tired or annoyed with customers, so here’s a little spell to calm you down and make you have a good shift.
Before your shift or on a break acquire:

• 1 ounce earl grey tea
• .25 - .5 ounce chamomile tea
• tea station/tea bags/strainer
• .5 ounce lemon simple syrup
• spoon
• hot water
• mug

Mix the two teas in either a tea strainer or a teabag and slowly add hot water, letting it steep for 3-4 minutes. Remove the bag (or drain the tea water into your cup) and take in the aroma of the warmth and the herbs mixing, breathing in and out slowly. Add the lemon simple syrup (or squeeze some fresh lemon) and stir your tea clockwise as many times as necessary, with tranquility in mind. Sip it slowly and try to relax. By the end of the cup, you should feel at ease and ready for a great work day!

@molicioushat asked:  Prompt for Stannis/Melisandre: write whatever comes to your mind with the phrase “some like it hot”

||Stannis/Melisandre drabble series||

“Some like it hot, but I prefer it -”


“Warm, not lukewarm,” he protested, with some indignation.

“Of course.” She gave him a pointed look, a meaningful look. He felt the need to remind her that they were talking about lemon water, not about … well, whatever it was she had been thinking about with her ‘lukewarm’ comment.

“I do like it hot, at times,” he admitted, somewhat reluctantly.

Eyebrow arched, she asked, “Only at times? Which times?”

“When it is really cold outside,” he replied. “Nothing is better than a cup of really hot lemon water on a cold, cold day.”

“Nothing? Truly nothing?” she challenged him.

“Maybe not nothing,” he conceded, as his arms reached out to fold her into his embrace.

“And do you like honey in your lemon water?”

“Absolutely not! Lemon water should be tart, not cloyingly sweet. That is their rightful nature.”

“Never mind. I am sure we could find a better use for the honey,” she whispered in his ear.

Honey-poached peaches, he was thinking, before her smile and the look in her eyes made him realize that she was not talking about using the honey to make dessert.

“Oh,” he said, just the one word. And then, “Yes. Oh, yes.”

Post-Abortion Syndrome Relief Spell

(I know this topic may be controversial. Please refrain from making rude or upsetting comments on this post. The goal of the spell is to help those who were forced to make a hard decision, not to upset them further)


  • Motherwort
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Pine oil or scent of pine

Take equal parts dried Motherwort and Lavender. Wrap the mixture of dried elements in a teabag or like material and steep in hot boiled water for at least two minutes. Squeeze in lemon juice to taste and stir clockwise while thinking this mantra three times:

I am okay, we are okay

I will take this day by day

There’s no point in guilt

No need to hurt more

I made my choice and I will suffer no more

Before going to bed rub the pine scent on your pulse points and inhale deeply while falling asleep.

Character Headcanons: Head Colds

Because a lot of my friends seem to be sick lately. Have some DAI-themed sympathy.

For purposes of this headcanon, I am assuming that head colds exist in Thedas, that magic and potions can alleviate symptoms but not cure them outright, and that, while people don’t have a full-fledged germ theory they are aware of contagion and contamination as contributing factors to disease outbreak.

To the surprise of some members of the Inquisition, Blackwall is extremely reasonable about colds. While he’s still functional, he’ll power through, but once he’s fuzzy-brained or short-breathed enough that he’s no longer operating at peak performance he’ll remove himself from the situation. His favorite cold cure is a particularly nasty Fereldan whisky in hot water with honey and Rivaini lemon, although as far south as they are, usually all the lemon he can get his hands on is dried. (Sometimes Cole will come to visit him and then, as if by magic, there will be fresh slices of lemon instead of dried in his toddy.)

Cassandra is the worst illness patient ever. She considers herself not to have the time nor the patience for colds… and the fact that she nevertheless contracts them from time to time doesn’t disabuse her of this. It is sadly clear that being sick offends her dignity, and so she denies it for as long as possible. She persists in attempting to go about her duties as normal even with the cold, and sulks when someone finally sends her to bed, and then she’s crabby about it. Her favorite cold cure–once she has finally admitted to being ill at all–is chicken soup spiked with vinegar, with a side of trashy romance novels. (When she is feverish and tired and crabby, Cole will come and read to her. Or… not so much read: he holds the book, thumbs the pages, but the words he’s speaking are reflected out of her head, her memory of the book she wishes most to have read to her at that moment.)

Having spent so much time in various Circles, Cullen knows just how fast disease can spread in an isolated location. (While it is certainly not the most traumatic thing that happened at the Kirkwall Circle, Cullen still vividly remembers the Great Gallows Stomach Bug Incident of 9:35 Dragon.) So at the first feverish morning or sign of a sniffle, he is meticulous about isolating himself from the healthy: keeping at least a desk’s-width between them at first, and when the illness finally manifests in full, wrapping himself in blankets in his room and not coming out. His favorite cold cure is elfroot tea with plenty of honey. (When he is on his third day of self-imposed isolation and is bored and lonely out of his mind, Cole comes to visit, bringing nigh-incomprehensible scraps of gossip from around Skyhold.)

Dorian’s coping mechanism for illness is to be at least as annoying to the people around him as the cold is annoying to him. Suffering in silence is not in his nature–or, rather, it is, but only for serious issues. The trivial ones, he will complain about loud and long, and get some measure of satisfaction out of the snorts and eyerolls it inspires. Dorian swears by a particular herbal brew–a trade secret from a particular potion shop in Tevinter, that must be imported at considerable cost–made from sixteen special herbs and spices, bitter as the Maker’s wrath and cloying as Andraste’s smile. He magnanimously offers it to his suffering fellows, but none of them trust the stinking herbaceous brew. (When Dorian is feverish and uncomfortable enough that even complaining can’t make him feel better, there will be cool hands on his brow, though he won’t easily remember that it is Cole responsible.)

Qunari are nothing if not pragmatic, including about illness. Iron Bull prides himself on being tough, but he has no qualms about taking himself off to bed as soon as an illness takes effect. “The sooner you start taking care of yourself, the faster it runs its course–you can’t fight Vints and a sickness at the same time, that’s like taking on one enemy when another’s already flanking you.“ (He’s often the one most vociferously attempting to send a sniffling Cassandra off to bed–not that she listens.) His favorite thing when he’s sick is a drink made from the juice of bitter oranges, with or without a shot of strong spirits. (Once Bull is asleep, and only then, Cole slips in and hums the same songs the Tamassrans used to sing to him, until the wrinkles ease on his sleeping brow.)

Josephine much dislikes the inconvenience of illness, almost more than the discomfort itself. She has a vast collection of dainty handkerchiefs–embroidered, lace-trimmed, so pure and pristine a white that they look out of place in such a ramshackle location as Skyhold–and goes through them at a rapid pace while insisting that she is quite all right, don’t mind me, please forgive me for not shaking your hand–it is just a little thing, but I would not wish to give it to you!  When she is finally forced to hole up in her room under her counterpane, she drinks a lemon honey tea with a heaping spoonful of crushed garlic (and takes care not to breathe on anyone; it is more pungent, in its way, than Dorian’s Tevinter medicine–although Josephine would tell you that it is the offensive strength of the garlic that makes it so effective), and still brings all of her scrolls and letters to bed with her so she can at least keep up on her correspondence. (Cole slips the half-read letter from her hand, caps her inkwell and sets it aside, and pulls the blanket up over her.)

For Leliana, a cold is not as much inconvenience as it is for many others. She does not often travel, and she can continue to write letters and send out agents even when quite ill–but that doesn’t mean she has to like it. As far as anyone outside Skyhold knows, the Nightingale of the Inquisition is never indisposed. Within Skyhold, people know to keep out of her way when she’s looking red-eyed and unusually murderous. When her head is congested, Leliana craves a basin of hot water filled with dried lavender blossoms; she tents a towel over her head and breathes the steam, lets it draw away both illness and tension. (When Leliana is sick, Cole slips not only honey but also steeped thyme into her wine. Sweet and sharp to clear both her head and her heart.)

When Sera gets sick, she’s no stoic about it: she bitches and moans from moment one all the way through when the cold has run her course. But she doesn’t let it stop her–as she will tell you with a snort, normal people don’t get to just stop doing stuff when they’re ill, not if they want to keep eating. It takes one of her friends ordering her to bed to get her the rest she needs. At whatever stage of her illness, she swears by an old peasant remedy: mugs of stout, to shore you up (and with enough mugs, to make you forget how bad you feel). (Cole never lets Sera know he’s there–he knows that he upsets her–but he makes sure that the tavern waitress knows to bring her ale when she wants it, and he piles up the blankets at night since she insists on keeping the windows open.)

It is rare that Solas falls ill, and when he does, he treats himself with tinctures and potions of his own, of a startling efficacy. (He is not stingy with them, but for some reason they never seem to be quite as effective on others.) Quite often his companions aren’t even aware that he was sick to begin with. More often than not he uses it as an excuse to contemplate the mysteries of the Fade: how sickness and spirits interact, whether a Spirit of Illness could be convinced to work on your behalf rather than against you. (Cole sits on the table next to his bedside, elbows on knees, and listens, listens, listens with infinite patience. That is more important to Solas than tea or soup: being listened to.)

Varric is almost as crabby about becoming ill as Cassandra, although he hides it better–or perhaps differently. While Cassandra is in snappish denial about it, Varric makes increasingly-bitter jokes about the rotten timing of this cold or the discomfort of that cough. Dwarves don’t fall sick very often, and Varric seems to treat it as a personal affront whenever he does–and as with all personal affronts, he faces it with snarly humor. His preferred method of treatment is a camphor salve to clear his sinuses (an Orzammaran dwarf treatment, but one his parents brought with them to the surface) and a shot of strong liquor to dull him to the tedium of sickness. He eats soup, too,  but only under the steely eye of one of his friends. (Cole’s eyes are never steely, but he provides the soup nonetheless, and sits by Varric’s bedside listening to him complain as he eats it–feeling the strange way Varric’s mood lifts even as his complaints become more and more poisonous.)

It is a sure thing that Vivienne is far too dignified to ever have a stuffy nose or a cough or a fever. Vivienne is purity and perfection, too far above mere mortals to ever catch their diseases. …At least, so she would prefer people believe. So at the first sign of any disease, she shuts herself up; she could not possibly honk noisily into a handkerchief, darling, that’s absolutely common. She continues her work via correspondence, borrowing Leliana’s messenger-birds without leaving her rooms. Her preferred remedy is a strong Orlesian herbal soup, which she drinks by the bucketful while holding a handkerchief to her nose and plotting refined vengeance on the world in general and illnesses in particular. (Cole ensures that her pot of soup–kept warm over an array of tallow candles–does not run short, refreshing it with potent herbs and soothing broth at regular intervals.)

Cole doesn’t get sick–at least, not at first. For Cole, sickness is something that happens to other people. And, somewhat guiltily… he rather likes it. Sickness is a straightforward hurt, and it is not usually difficult to find out what someone needs to soothe it, whether it’s lemons for Blackwall or lavender for Leliana or a fresh set of handkerchiefs for Josephine. And it is a hurt that almost always runs its course, leaving its sufferer better in the end. It is nice, after so many tangled-tormented-thoughtbound-tremulous pains, to see a pain that he can soothe so easily with a cool hand or a warm cup of tea. 

If and when he becomes human enough to catch a cold, Cole finds the tables turned. There is Cassandra reading at his bedside, Varric pouring him a mug of soup, Blackwall with whisky and lemon, Leliana leaving branches of lavender by his bedside, Bull with juice and spirits. Spirits for a spirit–but not all spirit, not all, not anymore, human enough to be sick, human enough to be cared for.

20 Questions

Hi @sim-pi! Thanks for the tag! ^^

Name: Gal

Nicknames: They work mostly in Hebrew. People always think my name is Gale. Does that count? lol

Zodiac sign: Aries

Height: 1.63 metres

Orientation: Straight

Ethnicity: I’m so white I make white look dark.

Favourite fruit: Apricot

Favourite season: Spring

Favourite book series: Sherlock Holmes or Harry Potter. My guilty pleasure is the Sookie Stackhouse series.

Favourite flowers: Sunflower

Favourite scent: The ocean, old/new books and fresh laundry

Favourite colour: Persian blue, Nile blue and royal blue. So blue

Favourite animal: Boxer dogs

Coffee, tea or hot cocoa: Hot cocoa, definitely. Sometimes sparkling water with lemon and mint.

Average sleep hours: Less than I would like. Generally 6

Cat or dog person? Dogs. Always

Favourite fictional characters: Zuko!

Numbers of blankets you sleep with: Right now two, in the summer one.

Dream trip: Japan

Blog created: 28th of January this year :)

Numbers of followers: 113, which is crazy. I’ve no idea what you’re doing here, but thanks!!

I’m tagging @granitesfall, @furiouslydecaffinated, @ashquartz, @simmsimi, @simmerpride, @pxelello (sorry if you answered already!), and anyone else who’d like to answer!