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What is your best home remedy for the common cold?


Asked by NannyB. at 7:59 AM on Oct. 29, 2013 in Health

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  • I also recently found a smoothie recipe called a Sniffle Snatcher Smoothie. I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet, though.

    1 cup Kale
    1 carrot
    1 pear
    1/2 cup of pineapple
    Dash of cayenne
    Dash of fresh rosemary

    Answer by mommy_jules at 8:42 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • not sure if this is what you mean- but the second I notice I'm not feeling right, or people around me have colds, I start popping vitamin C. And having them do it too
    it doesn't keep me from getting sick, but it makes it WAY more easy to deal with, and lasts less time


    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:07 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • I have one right now but I am out of my mixture ingredients ...

    2 tbsp honey
    2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    1 cup warm water

    Mix together and drink.
    Do 2x a day for 3 days.
    Stop for 2 days.
    Repeat as necessary.

    It really works. Usually within minutes I can feel my head opening up.

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 9:06 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • Recently saw a recipe on FB and looked it up for Lemon / Ginger / Honey tea that is supposed to be good for cold and flu.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:05 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • I put Vick's Rapor Rub on my feet real thick and put on socks. I just used it on both my boys, works every time.

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 10:19 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • lemon tea with honey

    Answer by Bmat at 10:30 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • Depends on the main symptom. We treat symptoms in our house only. For stuffiness some peppermint tea and nasal flushes. Sore throats are lemon tea with honey. Chest congestion is vicks. Along with various others for other symptoms.

    Answer by aeneva at 11:17 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • Sleep, soup, and hot lemon/ honey drink.

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 1:28 PM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • Warm beverages, chicken broth, humidifier, saline nasal spray, and pain reliever. I guess those are just things to make me more comfortable.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 8:24 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

  • A very, very whisky heavy hot toddy. Then straight to bed. It's a kill or cure remedy.

    Answer by goldpandora at 9:25 AM on Oct. 29, 2013

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