My friend Nora got infected by the Virus. She was suffering for 10 days of fever and pain, but got through it. As there was no cure, no medicine to help, she went back to traditional rituals. In her case she burned cinnamon, smelled it, took a bath and rubbed her body with sea salt and olive oil. Since antiquity cinnamon is considered as healing, especially for all respiratory diseases.
From my aunt Souad. If you feel sick and need to open up your airways: bring lemon, eucalyputs (if you have it), cloves and cinnamon to boil and inhale it.
My friends kept on warning me to use paracetamol or ibuprofen if i have headaches as they were hearing stories on how this would be self-defeating in the case of being infected by the covid-19. However, i remembered how my grandmother used to prepare headbands for my mum to fight the pain. She would use a scarf, put slices of lemon it and add coffee on it.
desinfectant. Khadija’s Grandmother is from the south of Morocco. She says that if there’s a contagious sickness they use to burn „absinth, thyme, and a lot absinth“. It is used as a desinfactant. Also women who give birth use these ingridients as a protection. Usually it is then put in water and used by women as a intimate hygiene liquid cleanser.
desinfecting a space. My mum is mixing lemon and laveneder, she cooks it in a pressure cooker and desinfects the space of here apartment by spreading the steam all around.