Expect A Rant Fir this Expectorant
As you may have heard, I felt sick all week and had a fever, so I watched Seasons 1 through 3 of the newer Battlestar Galactica, using one of those hip internet TV pirate websites.
I don’t get stuffy noses, even when sick, if I don’t eat grains. I don’t know what caused this stuffiness, since I have not had grains nor dairy. It didn’t really feel that bad, but it did feel awkward. I had read that Douglas Fir tea works as an expectorant (loosens your snot). Since I have felt sick all week and had a stuffy nose for most of it, I thought I would try the fir needles I picked up on a bike ride with Penny Scout a few days back.
Step one: Find Douglas Fir Tree
Step Two: Make sure you found the right tree. See the “pine” cones?
Step Three: Grab some needles.
Step Four: Separate Needles from branch.
Step Five: Dice needles.
Step Six: Steep in hot water for a while than serve.
I did not feel that different after drinking the tea. In fact, I didn’t feel a single bit of change in my level of stuffiness. This feels weird since I remember trying it years ago and it working! WTF? What did I do wrong this time? Did I not let it steep long enough? Should I soak it overnight?
I have decided to create a new addition to my site entitled, Urban Scout’s Homework Assignment. Basically, I want you “the reader,” to try out my experiments and find out if we have the same results. This weeks homework: Go make some Douglas Fir tea and let me know if your nose runs. Just remember to catch if it does! Buh-dum ching!
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