Your Cold remedies?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hey, just wondering, what are your natural cold remedies. I have this terrible phlegmy cough, and my sinuses are blocked. I use tea often. What are your remedies?

    Ps this thread will hopefully give help to many people who get colds in the winter.

  2. Hot herbal tea with a large helping of honey, lemon juice and vodka, hot bath and go to bed. marrie
  3. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    A shot of apple cider vinegar or distilled elderberry
  4. GaDawg

    GaDawg Songster

    May 16, 2008
    North GA
    There is an e-mail going around about putting Vicks Vapor Rub on your feet at night (with socks) before you go to bed. It is suppose to help with coughing. My Aunt tried this and she says that it seems to help.

    Has anyone else tried this?

  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Peppermint tea and avoiding sugar and carbs. The sugar in one Coke can knock out your immune system for up to 5 hours. Sugar also ruins your bodies ability to use vitamin C.
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member 10 Years

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Put a towel over your head and lean over a sink. Put the water on hot and breathe in the steam for about 10-15 minutes. Then lather on the Vicks; take some Mucinex if you want to. Wear your warmest clothes and spend time in bed; drink as many clear liquids as possible (light tea, broth, 7-Up, water, etc.)

    Make sure to clean your toothbrush in peroxide (rinse with water) between uses to keep the germs from continuing to live on the wet brush.
  7. rubyv67

    rubyv67 Songster

    Oct 17, 2008
    Volcanic oil rubbed on the feet with socks helps too. The oil draws out toxins. You can find it in some drug stores. Don't remember if I saw it at Walmart.Sounds gross but vaseline thinly coated in the nostrils. Doctor said irritated linings attract more germs.

  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    This works every time.

    AT THE FIRST SIGN OF A COLD... get some ZICAM up your nostrils and into the back of your throat. It will knock out a cold every time.
  9. chandasue

    chandasue Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    I'm getting the same thing... I got a "neti pot" from a local supplement store -- it's a little ceramic tea pot that you mix warm water and non-iodized salt and run it into one nostril and it comes out the other side. Takes some practice but it's doing wonders for getting rid of the congestion. I'm sure you can order them and the salt online.

  10. Zicam for me too. That stuff rocks!

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