MattLove had a bad cold last week. I felt so bad for him, he was cold and uncomfortable. Since his throat was sore, he couldn't eat certain food. So, I made him porridge, and the special Perilla Mint leaves healing herb, which I learnt from a very smart lady. Her family was into natural cures. The glass in the left picture below is an alternative healing herb liquid made from Perilla Mint leaves.
The Perilla Mint leaves herbal liquid was probably an "ancient secret" that was passed down from Tina's family, because my family was not familiar with it. I am a faithful user because it worked for me. I take it at the very early stage, and it helps me recover quicker, gives me energy. So let me get to the recipes.
To make the porridge you can read my post on Pacify Rice Porridge just add sate shrimp.
To make the Perilla Mint leaves healing herb you will need only one ingredient and some tools, a tall pot, a masher or a blender.
Ingredients: Grab a handful of Perilla Mint leaves, the type that is purple underneath and green on top.
Preparations: Put the Perilla Mint leaves in a tall small pot, and cover the leaves with water. This means you should also be pressing down the leaves so that they sink underneath the water before you consider adding more water. The idea is to get a very concentrated liquid.
Once the Perilla Mint leaves have been cooked for an hour, swipe all the leaves from the pot and mash it well. Or put it in the blender and mince it finely- as small as possible. Mix the minced leaves back with the liquid and stir it evenly. This is the best way for adults, as for the kids, like MattLove, he does not like the leaves, so I give him straight liquid, about 3 ounces, and taken once or twice a day depending on how severe.
I find that this medication is not as effective once you are already half way through the cold/ flu. However, it will help you recover some what quicker than if you didn't take it.