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Echinacea and vitamin C (chewable)

At the first scratch in the throat, take 4 to 6 echinacea and chew at least 3 1000 milligrams of Vitamin C. Repeat about 12 hours later. Might have to do it 2 days in a row. Guaranteed no cold.
May 15 2007

terri g from warren RI

11 2

Relief for a stuffy nose (sinus)

Apply with your pinky, vick's vapor rub on the inside of your nostrils. Put a towel around your head (loose), better yet, get under the covers,cup your hands over your nose and breathe with your mouth open. Within minutes your sinus clear and you can breathe again.
May 15 2007

terri g from warren RI

28 6

drink this.....

My mom calls it a hot toddi, mix 1 tablespoon of rum with 1 cup of normale tea, add 1 teaspoon of lemon & honey to taste. It helps open the nose and it loosens up all that crap inside your cheast. It also eases the pain in your throat
January 05 2007

maria from edmonton

19 0

Sweet orange for cold

When you get a cold, eat 2 sweet oranges three times per day. That's a total of 6 oranges per day. I usually use sweet Texas oranges. If you live in San Francisco Bay area, you can get them from Marina Supermarket. Sometimes, it is available in Ranch 99 Supermarket. Make sure the orange is at room temperature and not from the refrigerator. If it is from the refrigerator, it would irritate the throat, especially when having a cough. After 3 days, you will feel much better. Continue this remedy 2 weeks after total recovery.
December 18 2006

John Wong from San Jose, California, USA

7 3

Never a cold again

Never catch a cold again if you spray one drop of hydrogen peroxide in both ears every day.

Keep hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and keep it in the shower. Spray once in each ear daily and you will never catch a cold again
July 12 2006

Anonymous from New York

20 5


When you get ready to go to bed, just put on a pair of sweatpants and a warm shirt. Then you will sweat out all the harmful toxins in your body. One night should work, but if not not, try one more night.
January 10 2006

Sam Hill from West Memphis, AK

8 6

Eat garlic!

The cold virus hates garlic. Make you a garlic sandwich.

Thinly slice some garlic, spread it out on a slice of bread, top with a slice of cheese, and grill like you are making a grilled cheese. Delicious!

Or put some butter in a skillet. Thin slice some garlic in the pan. Stir and move garlic to side while browning the bread (like toast) Take out the bread, scoop on the cooked garlic and eat.

Garlic pills don't work, you gotta eat the real stuff.

(great before you go to the dentist too, Hahaha)

The best cure is to stay away from people that have colds and are sneezing on ya.
October 17 2005

Jasper from Garlicville, USA

16 1


Getting a cold? Sore throat?

Try a warm drink with lemon juice and warm water sweetened with honey every hour or two.
October 14 2005

grammy from the back woods

18 0

Cold breaker remedy

Finely ground dried rind of grapefruit plus sage, and mint made as a tea and strained, makes a good "cold" breaker remedy.
October 12 2005

jan from MN

5 2

Eat more cranberries

Cranberries grow easily in New England, especially in the
Northeastern states. They are nutricious and have a very high Vitamin C content.
The American colonists used to take them to snack on the ships to prevent scurvy.
Why is cranberry juice so popular in the Fall? Not only because that is when they ripen, but more than likely, because you need additional vitamin C to keep away colds.

So start drinking some fresh cranberry juice early in the Fall, when the weather starts changing.
October 11 2005

Carol from CT

8 4

Cold remedy

Increase your intake of acidic foods like pickles and tomatoes. That always seems to work for me. You have to change the acidic level in your body.

Sometimes I just have a sip of pickle juice everyday.
September 27 2005

Amanda from Michigan

13 9

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