Common cold refers to an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract caused by viral infection. It occurs more often than any other disease. It usually lasts for 5-10 days varying from individual to individual. This is the most common problem among school going children who suffer eight times a year from this common cold. It mostly affects the nose but sometimes ears; bronchial tubes and sinuses are also affected.

Causes of Common Cold

The most common cause of common cold is exposure to a virus. There are more than 200 viruses that are responsible for the cause of common cold. The most common virus responsible for cold is rhinoviruses. This virus causes around 30-35 percent of adult cold. The other viruses like Para influenza and respiratory syncytial virus cause mild infections in adults but may cause high infections in young children. Exposure to cold weather can also cause cold.
Home Remedies for Common Cold

Lime is the most important among the prevalent home remedies for common cold. Lime juice should be diluted in a glass of warm water with a teaspoonful of honey added to it. It is an ideal remedy for cold and dry cough.

Garlic contains antiseptic properties. Garlic soup or supplement is the best natural remedy for common cold. (available at

Common cold cure - Garlic oil combined with onion juice, diluted with water should be drunk several times a day.

Cut ginger into small pieces and boil it in a cup of water. Strain the mixture and add half teaspoon of sugar and drink it hot. Ginger tea is also beneficial in treating cold.

Diet for common cold - Take some tulsi seeds and some amount of ginger in identical amounts. Mix both of them thoroughly and make a fine powdery mixture. Consume five grams of this mixture two times in a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. This will definitely help in treating severe common colds and is good natural remedy for common cold.

Hot packs (fomentations) are excellent for chest and head colds.

A hot water bath is recommended as it relieves the patient from chest and nasal congestion. Good Home Remedy for cold.

Inhaling steam will also provide relief from congested nasal tissues. Another Good Home Remedy for common cold.

Various yogasanas like bhujangasana, shalabhansana, dhanurasana are also effective in treating cold.

In a glass of warm milk, add two milligrams of roasted asafetida and drink this milk quite slowly two times in a day. This is an excellent home remedy for common colds.

Steam with Vicks or Karvol is highly effective.

Prepare a pasty solution of asafetida in water and keep on sniffing at it ontinuously many times in a day. This is one of the good common cold remedy..

Any warm drink soothes the entire respiratory tract.

Prepare a powdered mixture of black pepper and mix this powder in curd. Then add some jaggery (sugar candy) to this mixture. Eating this twice in a day, once in the morning and once in the evening is a sure-shot home remedy for common colds.

Take 10 grams of Sprague in a clean cloth and tie all ends of the cloth. Heat this cloth in a vessel and sniff this. This is the best common cold treatment to remove nasal blockage.

Mix half a teaspoonful of fresh turmeric powder in 30 grams of warm milk and drink it in short intervals for immediate relief from cold. This is very effective and very simple common cold treatment.

Boil 7 black peppers and 7 sugar balls in 250 grams of water. Stop boiling when one-fourth of water is left. Drink hot and cover the entire body for 10 minutes. Repeat this twice a day in the morning and evening. This is another effective common cold remedy.

Make a paste of about 200 grams of coriander seeds and mix jaggery in it and make a fine paste. Then add water in it, and bring it to a boil. Inhale the vapors of this mixture. Do this four times in a day. This is good treatment for the common cold and is also one of the best home remedies for common cold.

For more Helpful Information Read Article Home Remedies for Common Cold.

Methods to comfort cold
  • Lemon barley water - Cut the lemon in two pieces and place it in a large jug with 2 tablespoons of barley. Pour the boiling water in the jug, cover it and leave it overnight. The next morning strain the liquid and drink it with or without adding honey. This drink should be taken fresh so it should be prepared daily.
  • Lemonade - Wash the lemons and remove its rind without including white pith. Put the rind into a pan with half of water and the sugar. Bring it to the boil so that the sugar is dissolved. Cover the pan and simmer it for few minutes. Allow it to cool and then strain the mixture, add juice of lemon and remaining water from the jug. Drink it as it is without any additive

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Drink lots of tea and gatorade. Also try drinking vodka, lots of it. It helps alot.
#1 - Dr. Mikkey - 01/16/2008 - 18:02
My mom has always given us-kids a orange, lemon, onion and honey syrup brought from a boiling temperture. Like always, boil the orange without the rime, same for the lime and onion. add your honey. For the adults-add some sort of liquor to this mixture. Boy, does it work. Usually, she would put us to bed; heavily clothed, under blankets and we would start the sweating mood. The next morning, change your sheets. Never lay upon sick-sweaty linen, you are just contacting the virus like clockwise. Try this method 2-3 times out of a week. You shall be back on your feet before the week is over. I stand behind my Moma's remedey. It works!
#2 - Eljeh - 01/22/2008 - 00:05
use a clove of garlic chopped up in 3 or 4 tablespoons of honey... have a teaspoon every night. it doesnt taste great but really works.
#3 - gee - 03/10/2008 - 07:13
try having a bit of brandy... i was sick with the flu when i was about four + i was so bad i wouldnt even move my parents gave me a shot of the brandy + within 5 minutes i was healed + doing somersaults on the bed, literally.... its worth a go....good luck + feel better soon:-)
#4 - bec - 06/16/2008 - 20:09
Ok you are probably gonna think this is reallyyyyy gross, but it works! I do this EVERY time. :-)
Ok, first take an onion peel the skin off. Then cut a circle out of the top, so its like a whole at the top, then fill it with sugar. Let it sit for 12 hours....the sugar will turn into a sugary onion juice, drink the juice @ the top and u will be better in no time B-) trust me, it doesnt even taste that bad!
and i do it every time!
i'm better in 12 hours!! :)
#5 - michelle - 08/22/2008 - 07:35
>-(.. Try this
Get some tea (any flavor u like), some honey, peppermint (preferably the stick kind), a lemon or lemon juice and some gin; YES GIN!.. Boil tea, pour in a mug (a big mug) add jus enuff honey and a little gin, slice the lemon in 4 halfs. Put 1 of the slices in the tea and another one on side of mug(to suck on after your done wit tea) and stir. Place peppermint stick in tea and drink! Should be relaxed and asleep in no time
#6 - granny's hot totty - 09/08/2008 - 10:16
right now im boiling giner,lemon,lime,oranges,and garlic...My own home remedy.I remember when i lost my voice before and this nice lady did this for our whole dance group and it worked wonders, but i havent done it on my own...we'll see;) Im hoping it works out! :) I'll keep u posted.
#7 - Kaminawadzi - 09/18/2008 - 09:16
my dad said that some vitamin c and zinc supplements improve your immune system. i just took them so i hope it works.
#8 - amanda - 09/23/2008 - 21:27
Just crush one clove of garlic and mix with one TSPof honey and a TSP of lime juce and swallow the mixture. Do this every four hours. By the third dose, hey presto! the cold is gone!!!!!
I promis you it works!!!
#9 - Tina - 10/19/2008 - 11:33
home made chicken noodle soup. grandmas recipe. Always helps
#10 - Avitalk417 - 10/22/2008 - 09:29
if u have a high cold and don't know what to do//// just take a hot shower and then rub the vicks in ur back, chest throat and nose.. u can also apply in ur temples... and if u can see u will have a nice sleep....

Pepper is good for health... instead of red chilli powder add black pepper.. it will sooth ur throat.. if u have problem in talking because of throat infection... in a tsp of honey put some lime juice this will help u from talking clearly
#11 - madhu - 11/17/2008 - 22:11
Take Zinc & C at the first sign of a cold. And DON'T EAT ANY SUGAR. It may be hard, but trust me, it will cut the duration of your cold in half (at least). Sugar drastically suppresses the immune system, and paralyzes our bodies' ability to decongest naturally. Colds can even be prevented by sugar abstinence.

When you have a cold take zinc & mega doses of C (but don't overdose on either) and drink plenty of fluids

for congestion the best remedy is hot sauce. Make your food as spicy as you can handle. keep the hot sauce (and a box of tissues ;-) ) nearby and add more as necessary.
#12 - crt - 11/26/2008 - 19:13
slice fresh ginger into some coka cola & heat up for about 2 min. drink it warmitll make u feel better.
ancient chinese secret
#13 - [email protected] - 12/09/2008 - 14:09
This always works. Get a bucket of hot water and add some vapour rub. Then put a towel over your head and inhale the vapours. Nice.

Lemon and honey works most time.

And fresh air.
#14 - Aly - 12/30/2008 - 15:58
gargle warm water with salt for a sore throat. It works
#15 - trini - 02/03/2009 - 12:33
Take a hot shower and at the end, although it may be the last thing you want to do after getting all warm and cozy, take a two minute cold rinse.
#16 - Dr. Marsha - 02/04/2009 - 18:38
for nasal congestion get equal parts apple cider vinager and water, heat to a boil and breathe in steam. within a few minutes you will feel your sinuses draining. this works miracles for me. practice daily until you feel better
#17 - donna - 02/07/2009 - 19:51
I have always found that taking echineia Vitamin and zinc also lots of hot drinks will help the cold. I swear on honey & lemon in hot water helps the sore throat. Also If you can handle this.. take a teaspoon of horse radish (hot) and suck it.. it works for sinus;s and sore throat and couch as well. Garlic clove also!! If you need to buy any over the counter coughs syrups dont.. buy cold fx and follow the directions properly!!
#18 - Starz - 02/19/2009 - 13:26
my mum tells us to put euculyptus oil in sugar can that hurt you a couple of drops
#19 - linda shearim - 03/22/2009 - 00:17
i find drinking lots of water and of course histal while u start seeing syntoms helps
#20 - caribbean woman - 03/27/2009 - 11:44
:-D...thanx 4 all ur suggestions. I'm dying with a bad cold right now and I'm hoping these will help!
#21 - WeeWee - 05/24/2009 - 22:09
Mom always said for a stuffy head, Go to your bathroom, run hot water. A lot of it. Create a Sauna-like enviroment. You don\'t even have to be in the water! Just sit in the steam.;-)

I usually add onto it by putting extra blankets on the bed before I go to sleep.
#22 - Fawn - 05/26/2009 - 14:29
every since i was little, everytime i got sick, my grandma always made me a little cup of honey and fresh squeezed lemons. it helps and doesnt taste bad at all.
#23 - sara - 06/07/2009 - 21:27
B-) I am always getting colds, even in the summer! I am only 11 but i must have about 20 colds a year!:-o Personally, when i have a cold, i first use a vics nose inhaler ( to unblock my nose, i REALLY hate having a blocked nose) next i have a hot bath (a tidge hotter than usual) it sooths your throat and if you have sore boneds or aching muscles, it helps to relive the pain. After that, i get dry and put extra blankets on my bed, put long pyjamas on (its important to keep extra warm when you have a cold :-D) and have a cup of warm lemonade with a bowl of warm chicken soup. I then go to bed, i always get to bed early when i have a cold, if you have a goods night sleep, the symptoms of your cold will not be as bad, although you may wake up with a aheadache. I hope you all get better Soon! Amy. x
#24 - Amy - 06/12/2009 - 15:49
@ 13 Coca cola... "ancient chinese secret", Ronnie?
#25 - Shels - 06/27/2009 - 07:28
My mom always used to tell me that the best way to shake off the cold is to get rest(lots of it), and sleep really well. It works.:-D
#26 - Rose - 07/17/2009 - 08:22
eat garlic powder than exercise when yo get done hurry up and take off all the sweaty clothes and take a hot shower then take some medicine that will put you to sleep when you wake up you will feel alot better

try this about 3-4 times a week you will feel better in abot the third time you do this do it again on the forth time so that you will fight any left over symtoms
#27 - oj tha doman - 08/16/2009 - 09:17
put a drop of vicks into hot water and take a steam for few minutes it will really help yout to escape from common cold
#28 - suman maharjan (shrestha) - 09/04/2009 - 06:34
boil an onion in milk strain and add a little black pepper
#29 - gabe - 09/18/2009 - 15:06
Chop up some garlic and pour honey into a small cup.
Let it marinade for a couple of hours, then digest it. Have a cup of lemon juice.
If you have a fever, take a cold shower and you wont feel so cold. It works!!;-)
#30 - limabean - 09/18/2009 - 19:10
Really want to sweat out a cold? here's one that will surly do the trick, in a lg cup castor oil baking soda orange juice mix well drink and nite nite oh! one more thing don't forget the lemon head to suck on after drinking that to get rid of the after tast
#31 - Gerold - 09/19/2009 - 17:59
Bring about a cup of water to a boil. Add two cloves crushed garlic(skin and all), 2TBS apple cider vinegar(the cloudy kind if you have it), 1TBS lemon juice(or 1/2 of a fresh lemon, rind included), 1tsp fresh ground peppercorn, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1-2 TBS honey. Simmer on low for 5 mins and pour into a mug. Then steep natural green tea bag for 3-5 mins. While boiling the mixture place a towel over your head and breathe in the steam. Do this once in the morning and once at night before bed. (add brandy at night if you choose)
Good Luck!
#32 - Jarod - 10/19/2009 - 13:37
I make and keep a few bottles of intensely infused honey with ginger around the house especially during cold season, and the whole family takes a tsp every morning, more throughout the day if they feel a cold is coming on. Usually heads it off at the pass, but if it gets full blown then we swear by this method:
Slice a large organic lemon into thick rounds, boil in 1 1/2 cups of water with 3 cm of chopped fresh ginger, 4 or 5 cloves, a stick of cinnamon, 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes and simmer 10 mins. When Lemons are soft, strain into a mug, add a tsp of honey to taste and gulp it down. Slather chest, sides and upper back in vics or similar herbal preparation (AXE Menthol oil from the pharmacy is FAB and dirt cheap, add a few drops to a little body oil and rub in) wrap chest closely in a warm towel, put a few drops of axe or vics across the sinus area above the eyes, a drop under the nose, bundle in in your warmest jammies, get under a cosy quilt and sweeeeaaaat it all out while you sleep. Repeat tea in morning and night before you sleep again, and don't forget a few tsp of ginger honey throughout the day. Max i full day of this is all it takes to get over the worst of it. But make sure to wear clean jammies the next night and change your linens, not nice to sleep in all your sweated out yuckiness! Good luck!
#33 - Shannon - 10/23/2009 - 20:39
thanx daughter is 2 years old and is really sick wid cold and i guess she even has temperature now...iam really worried...plzz give me a quick remedy...plz.
#34 - sheen - 10/25/2009 - 09:53
I still swear by taking 2-3 tablespoons in an 80z galss of juice. warmed if possible. ( apple juice) 3x a day!! I am so sick right now and it has worked.. lots of warm drinks!! and echineia vitamin!!!!! try that!! COLD FX also does work..
#35 - Starz - 10/27/2009 - 13:09
Man, I am so sick right now. It happened so fast and I'm jut trying to find some quick relief until I can get to a doctor early tomorrow. The sinus pain is dreadful. Anyway I was thinking..a hot steamy bath, some hot coa-coa, and hopefully a good night's sleep. And FYI, dnt take sudafed. I take it every time and it never helps. I also read that it can intensify symptoms. Get well to all who are sick!!;-)
#36 - Sunny - 11/27/2009 - 20:03
colds sometimes will not go away on their own. there is a bacterial form of the commom cold, and antibiodics DO work in this case. this was a recent study touched on in my microbiology class because i was one of those people that the doctor told me i had a cold, a month later i was begging for antibiotics and i was better in two days! so dont hesitate to ask if you really think you need them, and if you have a gut feeling your doctor is wrong TELL THEM!
#37 - tonka - 12/02/2009 - 08:22
1/2 tea spoon of red cayenne pepper in a cup of hot coffee or tea, will break up a cold in just a matter of minutes. To avoid catching a cold or flue put listerine in your nose and ears every morning when you brush your teeth and rinse your mouth.
#38 - elihue - 12/06/2009 - 10:14
I was always told to avoid dairy products also, like milk, cheese, etc., they produce phlem and will create even more congestion. A teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar (the one from the health store, not supermarket brand), one teaspoon of honey added to a glass of water. Sip slowly, do not drink down all at once. You can drink this a couple times a day.
#39 - TK - 12/08/2009 - 19:13
Chammomile tea will put you to sleep if you have a cold, as well as soothe a sore throat.
Gargling warm salt water helps soothe your throat, too.
If your head/nasal passages/chest is stuffy/congested, go turn on the hot water in your shower and close the door and just sit there in the steam. I relieves the pressure!
If you can't breathe very well, a breathing treatment (I use Aeromist) works most of the time.
Keeping warm, taking vitamins, eating right, and excercise will always prevent a cold. =)

#40 - Katy-did - 12/08/2009 - 23:18
all of the home remedies sound good except i am allergic to lemons i'm wondering if the lemon is all that important in the mixtures?
#41 - lemons - 12/14/2009 - 22:20
hi im 10 years old and there is a remedie 4 me that always works. first you heat milk 4 45 min. then u add cinnamon and honey. 1 teaspoon of it. do it 4 about 3 days. ull recover faster though. its just sooo good:-o:-o:-o:-o:-o
#42 - jessiepieisgood - 12/29/2009 - 13:52
What is the best thing to do for plugged ears. Tried the hot cloth in the cup ...but it's only temporary
#43 - K.C - 01/08/2010 - 23:23
If you have a cold or dry coughs you should take a tabelspoon of turmric and mix it with honey. maybe you could be better:-(
#44 - jade - 02/01/2010 - 21:13
>-(my 5 month old babie is sick im not going to give him honey liqour cause he cantt handle it right now he has a couch and runny nose and we have a party to go o cant miss it and i cant leave him with no one cause its for him any suggestions
#45 - raechelle rae - 02/22/2010 - 14:39
:oops: I am going with my dauthers girl scout troop this weekend to a camp. I have a really bad cold and I need somthing that will work and work fast if some one knows a good treatment please post it and post it fast! Right now I fell like this >-(.
#46 - Debbie - 02/22/2010 - 15:55
When I was a child my mother used to give us a tea that consisted of ginger, garlic, and honey.. I never enjoyed the taste but it always worked..
#47 - Lely - 03/22/2010 - 23:22
I am currently adding garlic,onion, tumeric and dried red pepper to my chicken soup. Also putting a wet rag in the microwave for 55 seconds and breathing the steam. I think the pepper is really good for breaking it up. I also beleive in cleaning your nose and ears , I use peroxide.
#48 - Cindy - 04/21/2010 - 09:16
I have a cold and have tried lots of these home remedies. The lemon/honey/onion/garlic stuff tastes awful and doesn't work. You know what really does?


Everything else soothes the symptoms for a little while but nothing cures a cold except time. So go back to bed.
#49 - Liz - 04/22/2010 - 05:01
bad runny nose and congestion? have someone supervise you while you soak in an uncomfortably hot bath. when you feel sweat coming out of your forehead and your supervisor agrees that they see sweat trickling, keep on sweating for 10 minutes. then slowly get out of the bath so you do not faint and fall and crack your head on the tub. your supervisor should help you step out of the tub and try to dry yourself off as fast as you can then get into pajamas and hop into a bed quick for a 20 minutes rest at least. or you can sleep until you wake up. your runny nose and congestion should be completely gone. do NOT do this alone as its dangerous and you could drown or hurt yourself. I AM SERIOUS about the caution! this is not for babies or small children, they could be scalded and die. i have read some stories about stupid parents letting their kids get burned in a hot bathtub. so dumb. its only for adults who can slowly ease themselves into the uncomfortably hot water.
#50 - German Method - 05/17/2010 - 00:41
I am a chronically cold-catching person. Spicy food (hot enough to make my eyes sweat), liquids in the form of juice and/or tea and a good 14 hours of sleep works for me. It might work for you.
#51 - Anne - 05/23/2010 - 14:52
I need a fast healing process for a cold. I am heading to Aruba in three days. I don't want to feel run down. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
#52 - Kelly - 06/30/2010 - 20:44
I'm really icky feeling. I have a sore throat and a head ache.:-[] My nose feels really stuffy and I'm hot all over. I've had soup and medicine, but I don't know what to do next... any suggestions?
#53 - Michelle - 08/06/2010 - 20:42
I find a neti pot (or any small pot with a funnel that will fit your nostril) filled with salty, lukewarm water and a little bicarbonate of soda does the trick. pour the water into your nostril and let it flow out of your other nostril. breathe through your mouth. it should dramatically reduce the length and severity of your cold. oh, and vicks first defence is very good too.
#54 - Scottish Stevie - 09/11/2010 - 12:26
:-( guys, i need smthing that can relieve nt only this blocked nose but something that can take away this bad headache and back and neck pain i have.. i tried the whole tea thing and it doesnt work.....i can swallow cus my nose so blocked...>-(
#55 - Pookir - 09/13/2010 - 09:02
I have the worst cold, congestion headache. you name it I have it. I have blown my nose so much that what is coming out is mucus and blood. I have done the viamins c, zinc bcomplex, netty pot. teas chicken soup. vicks hot showers . vicks steam. nothing works .I'm on my second week. so monday I will be calling my doctor..............hope u guys feel better
#56 - elba avila - 09/18/2010 - 15:19
boil a mug of water with one tbspn of crushed ginger,one tbsp honey,2/3 black pepper n 2 mint and bit of salt.....boil it until it becomes half then put mint leaves and is beneficial nt only 4 cold bt for stomach also.
#57 - tasuu - 09/18/2010 - 15:40
Keep away from the person who got cold . The virus may infect you. . Protection is better than cure.
#58 - Uttam - 10/05/2010 - 11:56
At the first sign take a clove of garlic chopped and put in/on toast, or in a sandwich. Also take vitamin c two or three times a day. Avoid sugar and dairy as they form mucas.
#59 - Rick - 10/07/2010 - 05:41
When I start to feel a cold coming on I pick up some micro-brewed beer. The more natural and unprocessed the better. Non-pasturized with no perservitives.
#60 - Jes - 10/10/2010 - 17:18
:-( im always sick i have asthma and vicks dosnt alwys work plleleeeaasse help :) and does anyone ever heard of panda chinese?
#61 - Kimbo - 11/08/2010 - 11:43
KIMBO - Panda Chinese is a fast food form of chinese food. I wouldn't! For whatever your thinking. Fast food anything is bad.
#62 - kizziewyatt - 11/10/2010 - 11:27
Zinc is my miracle drug! I buy the cold lozenges with 13.2 mg of zinc in them. First I bought ColdEze but Target has it's own brand called ZINC and it's cheaper and has just as much zinc in it and works just as well. I start taking the lozenges the second it occurs to me that I feel like I might be getting a cold. I used to get one or two colds a winter and they would last many weeks. I have had only one cold in the last ten years and it only lasted five days. To avoid a cold all together, you have to start taking lozenges IMMEDIATELY when it first occurs to you that you might be getting a cold. And take maybe 6 that day. Take as many as the label on the box says you can take. At Target their box of 18 "Zinc" lozenges costs $3.99. Cheap and Effective!
#63 - Strand - 11/24/2010 - 22:07
wish i knew what to take - bad cough/chest cold - AND 9 months pregnant! So limited to what I can take. :(

Any suggestions?
#64 - chazah - 12/11/2010 - 10:01
@#66-chazah -- contact your doctor. No need to suffer through a cold during pregnancy. There are some meds you can take to ease the symptoms.
#65 - Mari - 01/01/2011 - 19:49
I just made a bowl of chicken soup with 1/2 a lemon squeezed in it , 3 cloves of garlic(chopped) and about 1 tsp of black pepper. then let it simmer for about 10 minutes.

instantly my congestion was eased. left a bit of a spicy feeling in my throat, but it was worth it.

Also when i feel a cold coming i take a vitamin supplement called emergenC twice a day. it really help to reduce the duration of my cold. good luck!
#66 - Bryan - 01/12/2011 - 17:24
Soak your head in cold, lightly perfumed water for about 10 seconds, repeat. This helps lessen the sinuses
#67 - Jimnia - 01/31/2011 - 17:14
Use your deep voice when u have the cold to scare people. It usually works.... :-)
#68 - Denis - 02/04/2011 - 07:33
well my boyfriend kid is sick and i am going to try some of these things andi hope they work ;-)
#69 - hope - 02/07/2011 - 19:17
I am having cold right now.. And i have read all the remedies mentioned in this site..And I am on office right now.. What would be the best remedy for me now....I am feeling so tired now...
#70 - Harish - 02/15/2011 - 02:49
Some of these remedies sound really useful but here's my twist. I'm taking fresh ginger, fresh lemon and fresh lime boiling them in a pot for a while adding some good quality honey and giving them to my sickies loved one. Sounds like it would make a super tasty super helpful tea! Debating whether to stick a wellness herbal teabag into the water too. Also I bought some very healthy (a little expensive lol) chicken noodle soup and I'm adding fresh garlic and fresh onion in it. Beats drinking those as a tea in my opinion and should hold all the health goodness in it still. I might add some spicy sauce and pepper like some people suggested but depends on how much he can take :(
#71 - Lizzie - 02/20/2011 - 14:03
Zinc, orange juice, and play a real scary movie that will make hide under the blanket. Once you sweat hard your cold will soon be over:-D
#72 - Antler - 02/26/2011 - 05:47
i need a easy home redemy.Me and my 2 kids have been sick for over a week.we can't stop coughing.
#73 - jen - 02/27/2011 - 14:49
I hate colds. I've found that honey drinks don't really work. IF anyone visits this site, help me! I have to do a huge math test today and I am dying I have a fever, and a seriously bitchy nose that wont eave me alone! It's congested my whole head, my glands have freaked out and gone into my neck, it;s bizzare. Help! What are mobile cures?? WIll hot food help? The canteen has hot chips... If I flunk this test I'm screwed! Randoms, I've never needed your help more! I am a vegetarian though, so chicken noodle soup isn't that helpful... HELP!!!!
#74 - Jennette - 03/03/2011 - 17:55
I find that a teaspoon of Manuka honey a few times throughout the day really helps a sore throat. Get better everyone!!
#75 - Raechelle - 03/04/2011 - 15:22
drink lots of water during cold its very effective
#76 - rinnu - 05/16/2011 - 11:14
:-) Hey everyone! For sore throats- a common symptom of the Common Cold, try eating something cold such as a Popsicle, or you could just put 1-2 icecubes in your mouth and wait for them to melt. You should feel a lot better almost instantly!
#77 - Elisabeth - 05/17/2011 - 15:37
old home remedies for common cold and flu
baking soda
1/2 tsp baking soda mix with one glass cold water and drink
2-3 doses for 5 days
its work
#78 - suntosh - 05/21/2011 - 23:08
A good site. I am adding a link to your site on my blog
#79 - Anju Saha - 05/29/2011 - 00:19
Straight good gin normally works well for me. Just one shot.
#80 - Robert - 08/31/2011 - 06:20
i wentto goa there in the wine shop they where telling givig brandy mix with warm waternad honeywould relif forcoldandcough for children is somebosy have any idea whether about this treatment
#81 - siva - 09/03/2011 - 07:52
That Cayenne Pepper and Tea really worked for me.
#82 - Rikkita - 09/13/2011 - 14:59
1 part Yates's Australian Original (or should that be Aboriginal ?) White Wine
2 parts Hot water
half teaspoonful sugar
2 cloves and lemon/lemon slices (to taste)
Repeat untill reason for taking forgotten !!!
#83 - terminator - 12/10/2011 - 15:37
The personal loans seem to be important for people, which are willing to organize their company. By the way, that is not really hard to get a sba loan.
#84 - LORENAFoley24 - 03/07/2012 - 03:16
Try a black reddish ..carve the top open and put oraganic honey on it leave it over night the reddish will shrink and pour out some juice... take that juice and drink it.. you should be better in no time ...!!
#85 - Musical - 03/18/2012 - 09:17
i want to add something for thought..... when adding things like honey, onions and garlic, i think it is best to leave them out of mixture until last few seconds. cooking/boiling these kill off many off the healthy substances.
make your hot lemon/lime drink..... add garlic a few seconds before ready, then add honey just before you drink it. the health benefits would be greater.
#86 - donnie - 09/05/2012 - 13:14
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