Celebrating my heritage with traditional remedies

Hispanic Heritage Month is here again!  And as always, I am celebrating with my Multicultural Kids Blogs friends the beauty and diversity of Hispanics in the USA.  This time to share about typical home remedies in my Spanglish-house.

When I first met my mother in law she was absolutely fascinated by how much I would use home remedies to deal with sicknesses and moods.  She wanted to learn more, she knew that a more holistic approach was the best for anybody.  I am not a curandera.  I am not an Abuela either.  I am not even a doctor.  It was not either my coming from a third world nation that taught me to take a holistic approach. It was the way Latinos are.  Latinos use home remedies or remedies de la Abuela to help many illnesses.

Have you noticed how this past 15 years the homeopathic industry gained so much popularity in the U.S.?  Something that for us Latinos was ingrained in our culture, is finally coming strong so we can enjoy it an live it.   More use of herbs, ointments and magical drinks.  Not to mention Spiritual healing.

La abuela in my house was my mom.  She knew how to prepare the concoction to fix the illness.  And if she did not know it, she would ask another abuela (an older friend).  Of course there were times to go to the doctor.

Following my mother steps, here is a list of things that I have handy for winter.  They help me to fix my own remedies and keep the traditions going in my own Latino American family.

Raw honey, for colds.miel

Lemons, are amazing cleansers and good for colds.

lemons

Ginger, good for bellies and colds.

ginger

Garlic, is amazing from colds and infections.

garlic

Anise, so good for bellies.

mate-de-anis

Coca Tea, have it handy for belli and for altitude, every time I get to go to go to Bolivia.

mate-de-coca

Trimate or three teas are amazing for belly issues.  This includes Chamomile, anise and Coca.

trimate

 

Mentisan, for colds and muscle fatigue.mentisan

if I run out of it I use Essential Oils.  Peppermint and Eucalyptus.

I believe you have your own remedies de la abuela, that were passed to you?.  I would love to learn from your experiences and culture!

Ps, do not forget to participate in the awesome giveaway that MKB has organized.  Follow it at the end of the Post, you can get many prices.
Hispanic Heritage Month Series 2016 | Multicultural Kid BlogsWe are so excited for our FIFTH annual Hispanic Heritage Month series and giveaway!  Through the month (September 15 – October 15), you’ll find great resources to share Hispanic Heritage with kids, plus you can enter to win in our great giveaway and link up your own posts on Hispanic Heritage!

September 14
Hanna Cheda on Multicultural Kid Blogs: How to Pass on Hispanic Heritage as an Expat

September 15
Spanish Mama: Los Pollitos Dicen Printable Puppets

September 16
Hispanic Mama: Children’s Shows that Kids in Latin America Grew Up With

September 19
Spanish Playground: Authentic Hispanic Heritage Month Games Everyone Can Play

September 20
Tiny Tapping Toes: Exploring Instruments for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 21
Kid World Citizen on Multicultural Kid Blogs: 10 Fascinating Facts about Peru!

September 22
Spanish Mama: Printable Spanish-Speaking Countries and Capitals Game Cards

September 23
All Done Monkey: The Aztec – Top Books for Kids

September 26
Crafty Moms Share: A Look at Mexican Art

September 27
Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes: Children’s Books about Puerto Rico

September 28
La Clase de Sra. DuFault: Childhood Games – La Payaya and Corre el Anillo

September 30
Mama Tortuga: Sounds and Dances of Hispanic America

October 3
Hispanic Mama on Multicultural Kid Blogs: 6 Magical Places to Visit with Kids in Ecuador

October 4
La Clase de Sra. DuFault: La mes de la Herencia Hispana en la escuela

October 5
Pura Vida Moms

October 6
Embracing Diversity

October 7
Spanglish House

October 10
Mundo Lanugo

October 11
Kid World Citizen

October 12
MommyMaestra

October 13
inspired by familia

October 14
El Mundo de Pepita on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Don’t miss all of the great posts from previous years as well: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway!

Giveaway begins September 14 and goes through October 14, 2016.

Enter below for a chance to win one of these amazing prize packages! Some prizes have shipping restrictions. In the event that a winner lives outside the designated shipping area, that prize will then become part of the following prize package. For more information, read our full giveaway rules.

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-Month of free access to online Spanish home learning program from Calico Spanish
-If You Were Me and Lived in… series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only
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-Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi
-T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only
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-If You Were Me and Lived in… series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only
Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only
-Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only
-Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas ‘N Butter US Shipping Only
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-Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi
-T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only
-Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only
Olinguito, from A to Z! (bilingual) by Lulu Delacre, Rafi and Rosi by Lulu Delacre, Mamá the Alien (bilingual) y René Colato Laínez and illustrated by Laura Lacámara, Marisol MacDonald and the Monster (bilingual) by Monica Brown from Lee & Low Books US Shipping Only
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T-shirt of choice from Mundo Lanugo US Shipping Only
Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

2nd Prize | Multicultural Kid Blogs Hispanic Heritage Month Giveaway

Second Prize

-If You Were Me and Lived in… series, Peru, Mexico, Brazil, and Portugal books from Carole P. Roman US Shipping Only
Aquí Allá CD from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band US Shipping Only
-Animales CD from 123 Andrés US Shipping Only
-Best of the Bowl CD from Hot Peas ‘N Butter US Shipping Only
Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina (hard cover), El fútbol me hace feliz by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Lauren Castillo (paperback), Blankie/Mantita by Leslie Patricelli (board book) from Candlewick Press US & Canada Shipping Only
-Hola Hello CD with lyrics in digital format from Mariana Iranzi
-T-shirt of choice (or equal value $18) from Ellie Elote US Shipping Only
-Scarves, coin purse and painted wood bracelets from Nicaragua, and a map puzzle of Central America from Spanish Playground US Shipping Only
Culture Chest with the theme “Dancing in September” for Hispanic Heritage Month. Includes bilingual books Tito Puente, Mambo King and Me llamo Celia Cruz, both by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez US Shipping Only
Spanish Alphabet Print (US Shipping Only) and single-use promo code for Spanish for kids language app from Gus on the Go
Latin GRAMMY-winning album Los Animales from Mister G US Shipping Only

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