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Japanese Grandma’s Remedies for Sore Throat – Massage Monday #438

October 6, 2019

Hi everyone. I am Yasuko and it’s time for Massage Monday. I rarely get sick but I think the bug won
this time and I got a cold. Since I introduced Ninon’s beauty secrets
I’ve been more interested in old natural remedies that people used before we started depending
on drugs. It wasn’t intentional but now that I’m sick
I get to try some of those old remedies besides the acupressure for sore throat which I will
put the link here and below. So this week I’m going to show you some of the Japanese Grandma’s remedies for sore throat. The thing I have around my neck, it’s not
a new fashion statement. It’s an onion wrap. It’s a kind that’s very long and often referred
to as White Onion or Tokyo Onion at Japanese markets. You chop up the white part and either use
it raw or roast lightly to make it soft. As you can see it’s soft enough that the inside
popped out. You can wrap them in a gauze or thin towel. I had a Turkey Stuffing Bag which fit perfectly
around my neck. When I gargle, I used to just gargle with
water with sea salt but I’ve learned gargling with green tea is very good for your throat. So I’m combining the two and gargling with
salt green tea. The polyphenol in green tea called catechin
is antiviral, antibacterial and helps to even stop the spread of flu virus. I’ve also read this is true for black tea,
not just green tea. So if you only have black tea at home, gargling
with black tea is worth a try to stay healthy. This is daikon radish. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties
especially for respiratory issues such as phlegm and sore throat. It’s also fibrous, diuretic and has digestive
enzymes so it’s good for digestion and detoxing too The best way to consume for sore throat is
to grate the part closer to the tip which has more spicy substance which is good for
sore throat. This is ginger. Ginger is also antibacterial. Raw grated ginger is very good for sore throat. But if you heat it up it helps to improve
the immune system and combat the virus by raising the body temperature from the inside. Put 3 tablespoons of raw grated daikon radish
in a cup. Add 1 teaspoon of grated ginger. Add green tea. Add some soy sauce. The recipe called for 1 tablespoon. And drink it up. I’ve also cut up the daikon radish and soaked
them in honey. Leave it for several hours to overnight. After several hours the water from the daikon
comes out and it becomes watery. Eat this syrup as is or add it in a hot water. You can also add lemon to boost Vitamin C
and/or ginger of course. I’m going to eat the honey pickled daikon
with rice later. I’ve been wearing this for several hours
and I think it’s helping to soothe the sore throat. I occasionally smell the roasted onions but I’m
not going out today so it doesn’t bother me. Plus my nose is used to onion smell from Ninon’s
beauty cream. If you have no idea what I’m talking about,
I’ll put the link here and below. I would love to hear if you have Grandma’s
remedies for sore throat in your country or region. Nowadays we can prove it scientifically why
it works but back then people just figured out by trial and error. And I think we can learn a lot from the old
wisdom. I am also curious if you are interested in
these kinds of old natural Japanese remedies for different health issues. Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you back next week. Make it a great week. Feel free to comment below and please don’t
forget to subscribe.


  • Reply Kate Macdonald March 19, 2019 at 8:11 am

    lemen and honey

  • Reply ppgypsy March 19, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I love what you share

  • Reply lovemesomeslippers March 19, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I love hearing about old remedies. Too bad it was temporary relief.

  • Reply Talya Bracha Bat Tamar March 19, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Lovely recepies.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Dana Weyers March 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Yasuko, thank you, this is great 👱‍♀️😀🌹🌹🌹

  • Reply Marisa Gomez March 19, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Wou,,, thanks so muc. I have a bad sore throat

  • Reply Lisa K March 19, 2019 at 11:45 am

    I can remember my dad making onion poultice when I was younger. He cut yellow onions and cooked them and put in pillow case to cover your chest. He also make a tea from bark. I can't remember what it wasn't sassafras.

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  • Reply Brigitte Goubau March 19, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Many thanks Yasuko for sharing these nice remedies from your Grand-ma. Most interesting. 🌷🌅

  • Reply Gina O March 19, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Bless you Beautiful lady! I have that same cough and sore throat, Manuka honey helped with the pain. You're videos are wonderful, yes please do old remedies, they are interesting and it's an honor to hear about them .

  • Reply Linda Craig March 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Simply Saline by Arm & Hammer it's purified water, salt and baking soda. Stops the nasal drip into the throat

  • Reply G Lis March 19, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Thank you very much for this video. I love home remedies. By the way you look much better then in your videos from few yeras ago. I guees the old french remedy works for you very well😁

  • Reply DM Gustafson March 19, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Hello Yasuko, thank you, I would completely welcome more older Japanese wisdom related to health

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  • Reply David Meyers March 19, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Thank you. Old remedies are really the beat.

  • Reply MyPoint ofView March 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    2 home remedies I've found useful for colds. Firstly eat fish with some vegetables to boost your immune system, secondly last thing before you go to bed take a teaspoon of honey, any honey is good as they are all made by bees. Hold the honey in your mouth to warm up and allow it to dribble into your throat, coating it as it descends into your tummy. This coating is anti bacterial, soothing and protecting. You should feel a difference in the morning. Its important NOT to eat or drink anything after you've taken the honey as you will undo all the goodness you've put in.

  • Reply 3Louella March 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Thanks Yasuko ..i woll try this ..i love onions & my older neighbours from Canada used to make onion tea when unwell. I find honey & apple cider works well ..1 tspoon of each. The vinegar is meant to be good for coughs also.
    I usually try different things get relief. .ssly water, lemon,honey & ginger w/a sprinkle of chilli. Mixed herb tea. Onion & herb soup with garlic. I usually use vicks with a scarf & a natural spray for sore throats ..thyme is especially good for that. Thanks for you posts ..i do the acupressure one for droopy eye lids every day, it feels great 😊🌹🌼

  • Reply mariam sol March 19, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you! I also have a sore , infected, throat and it feels much better after gargling with salt and black tea. More medicine please! And much health to you!

  • Reply Waden Yoost March 19, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Yes please do more videos on old remedies. we love them. Blessing to you too.

  • Reply MrRatherino March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Scotch parents…remedy? :Hot Toddy" whiskey/lemon/sugar..knock out!

  • Reply Stephanie Davidson March 21, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Thank you, Yasuko! These old natural remedy videos are so great! Would love to see more! 🙂

  • Reply Kristine Ewert March 23, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    the wisdom of the past is coming forth to benefit us. Yes, much much more please

  • Reply Dan Johnson March 26, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Love folk wisdom! Sicilian remedy for sore throat; a bit of black pepper on the tip of a spoon handle and touch this carefully to your palate in your throat. Has always helped. For upset stomach, bay leaf boiled in water for tea with a bit of sugar. All from my Sicilian grandmother….

  • Reply Thanaa Hassan April 10, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Thank you for your lovely recipie , we also use hot water with lemon, pure honey & ginger good also for throat.

  • Reply Chan Foong Peng April 14, 2019 at 5:58 am

    I do not have old remedy but i take echinacea drops whenever i have sore throat. So far, it has never failed me.

  • Reply Katty N. Solís April 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Konichiwa..regards from Perú

  • Reply Фатима Фатима May 4, 2019 at 11:07 am

    What a voice. I love it.

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