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Default  Posted: 2:44 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Your home remedies for a cold.

I live in New Mexico and the universally accepted remedy for a cold here is a big bowl of green chile. Sure, the spiciness clears your sinuses almost immediately, but green chiles also have a ton of capsaicin and more vitamin C than oranges. (Then again, we will find almost any reason to put green chile on anything and everything.)

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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Hot lemon, green tea, honey and fresh ginger with Irish whiskey.

Oregano oil.

Hot hot hot epsom salt baths.

Coconut milk soup with miso, fresh lime and lots of chillies.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 2:47 PM, January 24th (Friday)]

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Default  Posted: 3:25 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Staying in bed, pouting, drinking tea, and getting all caught up with the Kardashians. What? It totally worked for me this week! I barely notice the drop in IQ.

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Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Lots of rest, green tea, and meds.

If you have a stuffy nose, eat something spicy (pepperjack cheese, taco bell hot sauce, etc...) and viola. No congestion for a little while.

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Default  Posted: 4:21 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Chicken soup has been clinically slowness to reduce cold symptoms. Colds are caused by viruses that are heat sensitive. Any warm beverage, soup helps.

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Default  Posted: 4:23 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Recently read about this: elderberry extract. It's got antiviral qualities that have been proven to fight 10 strains of the flu. I don't get colds very often, but I'm going to look for this just in case.

I also found a recipe for a cough syrup made from honey and citrus fruit--supposed to work really well. I just need to find buckwheat honey.

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Default  Posted: 4:27 PM, January 24th (Friday)

SunnyD and vodka. But I actually use that to prevent a cold I figure with that much vitamin C and alcohol running thru my veins it kills just about everything. I haven't been sick in years. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

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Default  Posted: 5:09 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Echinea, zinc vitamin c. As soon as symptoms start. Too late and it's useless. I'm aware of studies that show this to be ineffective but it works for me and my (adult) kids. Placebo effect, anyone?

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Default  Posted: 7:28 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Lots of zinc (I like the zinc lozenges, dual purpose), and wear socks and a scarf to bed.

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Default  Posted: 8:57 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Zinc makes me sick to my stomach. I drink water until I sprout gills. And then I drink hot water with lemon and a touch of honey.

Did I mention the water?

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Default  Posted: 9:09 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Chamomile and ginger tea with "hot" honey. This stuff (hot honey) is made by a local farmer. Its raw unfiltered honey blended with some chile oil. The honey soothes my throat, ginger settles my tummy, and the heat helps clear my head! And of course chicken soup is always a staple in cold season.

Eta: posted before I finished

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Member # 38207
Default  Posted: 9:14 PM, January 24th (Friday)

Its raw unfiltered honey blended with some chile oil.

Time to talk to my beekeeper. That sounds like a must have pantry staple for my house.

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