Thai Licorice Root

Next time you get a fever, try this effective remedy which I learnt from Grandpa Miang in the village.

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Preparation: Tea from 1 tsp dried powdered root in 1 cup (250 ml) hot water.

It was many years ago and in fact it sometimes feels like a lifetime ago that I lay seriously ill on the verandah of our wooden house on stilts. My parents were besides themselves with worry. I was running a fever of 104 F.

I remember Grandpa Miang sitting next to me telling me a story of the forest fairy blue-bird. Continue reading