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Remedy for a cold

Nowadays, with climate change, the different seasons of the year have varied, increasing either the heat or the cold. Temperatures now reach extremes where animals and people are dying.

In the region of Cusco cold is attacking the south where every time it is more intense. Camelids and sheep are dying and children are getting sick with flu, cough, and even pneumonia.

An ancestral remedy that contains precious elements and has been valued until our days includes coca leaves, chicha, maras salt, and human urine. Each of these elements has a unique utility either for human consumption or to cure.

You must collect a certain amount of urine depending on the body if you are a baby or adult, for the dose. You should put a handful of coca leaf per liter of urine, a handful of maras salt, and, finally, you should put a glass of chicha de jora.

All these ingredients must boil while being constantly stirring must boil constantly giving you a portion. Let it cool till warm and bathe or all the body with the liquid and then cover the person to quickly warm them. This remedy helps to remove heat from inside the body relieving fever, it also helps the body expectorate faster, and the cold to go away.

One of the things that must be had–and the most important–is faith to be healed or cured. People’s mood either helps cure or worsen any disease. It is worth trying this ancestral remedy.

Brayan Coraza Morveli

Soy completamente cusqueño. Mi profesión es analista de sistemas. Me encanta escuchar y tocar la música andina tanto como bailar break. Me gusta también compartir mi experiencias como cusqueño con gente de otros lados. Una de mis metas es llegar a conocer mi cultura más profundamente y compartirla ampliamente con gente de otras generaciones tanto como con hermanos y hermanas de otros lados de nuestra planeta.

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