5 Things- My favorite cold remedies

Tanya is the host of 5 Things

Today Tanya asks us for our favorite 5 home remedies for the common cold.

• Honey;

I believe honey to be very effective in fighting a cold and scratchy throat. Either by itself or in warm milk does wonders for the cold.

• Hot beverages;

Tea, coffee, green tea are all helpful when under the weather from cold. They warm up the body and elevate the mood pulled down by being sick.

• Soup;

Even the doctors recommend soup when we are not well. Any soup would do as long as it’s not too spicy. But tomato soup and chicken soup are specially good.

• Vitamin C;

I find vit-c lozenges useful in cold. Oranges and orange juice are excellent source of vitamin C as well.

• Turmeric and ginger tea;

This is not my favorite but it is very effective. Boil ginger root in water for about 10 minutes and add a bit of turmeric to it. Add honey to make it drinkable. Both ginger and turmeric are anti-inflammatory and give relief in cold or cough.

These are my go to remedies for the common cold. What are yours?



28 thoughts on “5 Things- My favorite cold remedies

  1. Has anyone suffered wearing an acifidity bag? Or got greased up with Vicks?

    The bag is an old remedy worn around the neck, its contents varied by user but could include: ginseng, poke weed, yellow root, garlic, onion, and mint. I’ve smelled some that were VERY unsavory to be around. Thankfully the only time I ever had to wear one, the smell wasn’t bad. I much preferred Vicks over the bag.

    Showing my age, huh? 😁

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  2. My five… echinacea tea, chicken noodle soup (homemade if possible with lots of veggies), orange juice, hot lemonade (for a sore throat) and plenty of water (for everyday health). I may have to try the ginger and turmeric tea. Good list Sadje!

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