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Common Cold Home Remedies

56 Home Remedies for Common Cold

Jim Martin

Take fresh Ginger peel the skin and chop it up so you have 1 teaspoon. Take the entire spoon at once with a glass of water.

landofahhs

Vics vapor rub with frankincense oil on chest

vitamin herb combo- olive leaf twice a day in morning and night with the morning take a zink pill its the same stuff as in ziacam at noon take activated charcoal to kill the biwaste of the cold virus. the virus lives off bacteria and the activated charcoal keeps it in check. at night two olive leaf pills. one in the morning one at night at lunch activated charcoal about 30 min before eating. at night vics with frank oil mixed in.

Monique

To a glass of water, room temperature, stir in a teaspoon of baking soda and the juice squeezed out of a sweet mandarin orange, then drink it right down. Not only does this taste wonderful it helps ease a sore throat and quiet a cough. It also helps settle your stomach. I was feeling miserable trying to get some sleep, and this did the trick for me. Hope it helps you too!

Kitty

If you're sick with a cold, or maybe even the flu, I have a few remedy's my family and friends have shared with me:

1) Onion. Before you go to bed, put an onion on your nightstand, and the bacteria will work towards it. In the morning, the onion should look rotten, or dark.
2) Make toast, (Most people like this in the morning, but I myself love me some toast any time :P) chop up some garlic, and put it on your toast. Eating the garlic should help with your cold.
3)Everybody knows this old one; rubbing Vicks on your chest and/or feet before you go to bed. This should help your cold and sinuses.
4)This is more towards allergies, but having a teaspoon of honey can help clear you sinuses (Well it has for me, at least) even when it's not allergy season.
5) I'm not sure if this is a technical remedy, or just a coincidence. But I had a cold, and when I got home from a relatives house at about 6:30 PM, I went to take a nap. It was summer during the time, and I had the chills, so I covered up in my thick comforter. I woke up at 9 that same night, and I was sweating like a pig! I didn't feel sick after that nap, and everybody says I just 'sweated' it out.
6)Vitamin D. I'm not sure myself, what about it that makes me feel better, but I take vitamin D pills (even when I'm not sick) when I'm sick,and that helps a bit.

Okay, that's all I will type for now(: Hope this helps!

P-helas

chop a piece of Ginger, bring it to boil, then add 1 lemon and a spoon of honey! repeat 3-7times a day. really soothes the throat and helps immunity!

Anonymous

If you feel like your getting sick, cold or flue don't wait. Use hydrogen peroxide. 2 drops in each ear 3 x's a day for 2 days, No Cold, No Flu :)
If you already have a cold or flu use 2 to 3 drops each ear 3 x's day plus put in spray bottle spray everything around you encludeing yourself. Cold gone, Flu Gone! Never take chances with children, always seek profesional advice.

Ted Birnbaum

This text will supplement my previous remedy (9/26/11) on common colds. I should have said:
> VERY IMPORTANT..use GTF chromium only, NOT other forms of chromium like chromium picolinate. (preferably as a tablet, that can be nibbled on)
>take garlic 3x a day (with meals) for 1.5 days at least

Ted Birnbaum

My experience teaches me that immunity is greatly boosted by a partnership of vitamin A with certain minerals. Two partnerships, I observed, are A with GTF chromium and A with zinc. The zinc partnership protects the throat, eyes, ears, lymph glands, skin and maybe others? The chromium partnership protects other areas of the body. Zinc and chromium compete with each other for an alliance with vitamin A. The competition heats up when the supply of A is low. If you are low on A and take the wrong mineral it may worsen your condition. For example if your only cold symptom is
swollen lymph glands (in the neck) and you take chromium (and no A)....the chromium will partner with whatever little A is in your body and deprive your resident zinc of A, thereby leaving your lymph glands unprotected. On the other hand, cold symptoms such as fever, runny nose, chest or sinus congestion, tiredness, body aches...what I call break thru symptoms will benefit from the GTF chromium vitamin A partnership. Taking zinc when only the break thru symptoms are present might harm your condition. Zinc serves another function too, the healing function.

If a cold starts with a sore throat only...the best defense is:
>garlic (preferably eaten raw...try thin slices on bread covered with mayonnaise or peanut butter...but garlic pills can substitute)
> 22 mg of zinc picolinate (or 30 mg of zinc glutonate with 1/2 mg of copper gluconate...gargle with the zinc before swallowing)
>500 mg of lysine 3x a day
>at least 5 mg of B6
> plenty of vitamin C
Do the garlic for 1.5 days. Vitamin A or A rich food is beneficial too. When the throat pain has diminished & mucus starts to flow, it is best to take both chromium (10 micrograms...a very small nibble on a 100 microgram tablet) & zinc & vitamin A as the mucus could result from either a migration of the infection or a shortage of zinc. I said shortage of zinc because when the throat infection stops getting worse and starts to heal (which should be around 1.5 days) zinc is needed for healing and will be depleted by that process. If the body is low on zinc when healing of the respiratory system is started, the body will compensate for the shortage with huge amounts of mucus. Take zinc to prevent this. Blood in the mucus is a sure sign (as is a sore throat, hurting chest) that something needs to heal. On the other hand the mucus might be from some migration of the germs to an area protected by chromium.

If the cold starts or leads to break thru symptoms...larger amounts of chromium (50 micrograms) twice a day and vitamin A, 10,000 units to start with, for each chromium dose, are needed. During an infection with severe break thru symptoms, I have gone all the way up to 100,000 units/day of vitamin A (only during the time of infection). I also take lots of vitamin C....the maximum amount that won't cause excessive intestinal gas or diarhea. It is also essential to get adequate rest, eat good quality protein for healing....to avoid a relapse. A relapse is the worst because the germs will then become much harder to expel even with the best supplementation.

I presently only take chromium when sick. If you take GTF chromium continuously, it might make your immune system overactive and impair your sleep.

If you take the wrong ratios of minerals (zinc, copper, chromium, manganese) and your body is low on vitamin A (more likely during the low point of a cold infection), one or both or your eyes are likely to get irritated and/or red. I suspect a doctor would diagnose it as an additional infection. But in my experience it always proved to be a mineral imbalance. If you are absolutely sure what mineral is short (as in I just took zinc & no copper...take copper), take a small amount of that one...and improvement will likely come within 1/2 an hour...verifying your diagnosis. But if you are not sure, it's best to take extra vitamin A. Extra vitamin A increases your tolerance for mineral imbalances. Too much chromium with respect to zinc will cause an irritation. Too much zinc with respect to copper will cause an irritation....although my experience indicates little or no copper is required if the zinc supplement is zinc picolinate (as opposed to zinc gluconate). Too much manganese may also cause an irritation....you will have to find out what is right for you.

Skin infections which are tender/painful and red but have not developed a pus blister may benefit from extra zinc (at least 40 mg) and vitamin A. The zinc will promote the formation of a pus blister...which is a good sign...I suspect the pus blister indicates the body has tried to wall off the infection and prevent its spread. When the pus blister develops, continue with the zinc and A and when the blister develops adequately...lance it...and apply antiseptic....I use hydrogen peroxide, followed by zinc oxide lotion mixed with vitamin B2. If the blister doesn't develop I suspect the infection might spread and cause fever, chills, shaking, extreme fatigue, body aches and more serious complications.

Anonymous

at the first sign your catching a cold slice a garlic clove and suck on it. i will even go to bed with in. this will stop the cold dead in its tracks.
this wont work if you need to talk to people or be in public. i do it at home near bedtime.

Psycomp

Hi, if you want a cure that actually works, check out my recipe in the 'Cough & Cold' category which uses Manuka honey & ginger spice.

This part is not in the other recipe since it is something I tried since the previous recipe submission:

For small children, I use a teaspoon of Manuka honey and slightly less than 1/4 teaspoon of ginger spice mixed together. Keep some water nearby as your child may not like the burning sensation. Give them this twice a day to help reduce their cold symptoms.

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