Tasty Remedy for a Cough Due to a Cold

Each family would only get one voucher to buy one jin of eggs (one jin is a little over a pound), which was about seven eggs. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)
Each family would only get one voucher to buy one jin of eggs (one jin is a little over a pound), which was about seven eggs. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

A sudden drop in temperature can sometimes lead to a bad cold. Many people delay treatment, which may also lead to a dry cough with an irritated throat. A Chinese doctor offered his remedy that was delicious and effective in treating an annoying cough and sore throat in less than a minute. His remedy is very easy to prepare and consists of a steamed egg, which is not only tasty, but also a very effective treatment.

The following are five simple steps to prepare this remedy:

  1. Break an egg and pour the contents into a small bowel, but don’t mix it.
  2. Sprinkle a layer of white sugar over the egg.
  3. Add a dash of sesame oil.
  4. Place the bowl into a metal or bamboo steamer over high heat.
  5. Steam until egg is cooked, but yoke is still runny.

Eat the egg while it’s still hot and rest if possible.

A sudden drop of temperature can sometimes lead to a bad cold. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

A sudden drop in temperature can sometimes lead to a bad cold. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

If you just catch a cold, one serving may enough to help prevent a cough. If the cough is in its early stages, consume the remedy for three consecutive days. The preparation as described is good for a cold with a cough, aching throat, nasal congestion, and yellow sputum. If symptoms also include the chills and a runny nose, use brown sugar instead of white when preparing the steamed egg.

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If symptoms also include the chills and a runny nose, use brown sugar instead of white when preparing the steamed egg. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

The remedy is applicable for both adults and children, as well as for women during their menstrual cycle and when pregnant.

The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.

Translated by Jean Chen

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