The winner of Around a cup of Tea

The winner:


My first thought was; ‘are those fuel pumps’ , followed by ‘ I really hope that isn’t a petrol leak…’

My answer:

This picture has been taken in Recife, Brazil, a few years back. I don’t think that the flood is due to rain, it must have come from below. All the lower part of town was flooded.

The winner of Around a cup of Tea

The winner is:


Epilepsy and migraine meds. A few 3×5 cards for quick notes. A pen. A spare pair of glasses. Chargers and cords for everything! Mints, and a tiny pair of scissors.

I would like to mention Deb, she answered very sweetly and i loved it. Please read it if you can .

My Answer:

I have a small bag but well furnished: Plasters, a small amount of antibiotic cream, a few tablets (ibroprofene, anti acid, caffeine), a torch, a compass, a rain cap, mp3 player and my small little precious Swiss knife.

Never know when they’ll come in handy.

​Healing plants for cold and flu

Elder is an Anti inflammatory, Styptic, Anti viral, and the flowers are laxative 

Willow is an Anti inflammatory, Styptic, Anti Viral and of course a source of Aspirin

Garlic is a Styptic, Antiseptic, Anti Viral, Anti fungus, circulation stimulant

Marsh Mallow is a Soothing, emolient, nutritive , calms the cough, it’s good for throat and mouth infections

Elcampane is an Antiseptic, Anti spasmodic, Expectorant 

Sage is a Stimulant, Astringent, Antiseptic, is is good for the wind and throat

Thyme’s oil is Antiviral & Anti fungus and good for the muscles, bronchitis dilator, good for cough, throat and wind

Colt’s foot is Anti inflamatory, Demulcent, good for cough and its leaves are full of Vitamine C

Cinnamon is a  warming, Anti spasm, Astringent, Antiseptic for cold, fevers, indigestion & irritable bowels

Eucalyptus it’s essantiel oil is anti bacterial,  good for respiratory problems, warming soothing in massages

Hyssop is for respiratory problems, digestive disordre 

Ginger is a warming, reduce travel nausea, calms the digestion & for wind

Turmeric is an anti inflammatory, antiseptic, for cough, cold, flu, digestion and anti-allergic