What are some natural methods to cure a cold?

Question by Julie S: What are some natural methods to cure a cold?
I find that alot of the regular bottled medicines make me too drowsy, even the none-drowsy ones.
What are some natural methods (like secret family recipes with herbs) that you use or know to help cure a cold?
Thanks.
– Juliee.

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Answer by William L
Hmmm…when you have a cold its pretty much too late. But here are some great things to try that will prevent one:

-Echinacea
-Bee Proprolis (My Favourite)
-Vitamin C
-Garlic

I pretty much swear by these. I used to get colds all through the winter period now I get once a yr, around xmas of course. But that’s my fault with all the alocohol and junk food im guzzling.

Hope this helps!

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8 thoughts on “What are some natural methods to cure a cold?

  • September 4, 2011 at 4:50 pm
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    Vitamin C … everyone should take vitamin C regularly to help prevent a cold. When you do get sick, it will be a quicker and easier recovery.

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  • September 4, 2011 at 4:53 pm
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    if its your throat being sore do gargaras
    salt water boiled
    add pinces of lemon (optional but works more)
    stick it in your throat but dont drink it! thats bad.
    and vibrate your tonsils

    this also works on phlegmy throats take runny nose medication works on a lot of symptons

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  • September 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm
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    Be sure first which it is. Symptoms of a cold: stuffy and/or runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, coughing. Symptoms of the flu: cold symptoms, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, fever, chills.

    Take Echinacea Extract recommended dose 300mg 3X a day or for whole herb supplements, take 1-2 grams 3X daily.Use only short-term while you’re sick 1-2 weeks as it can weaken immune system.
    Wash up with regular soap instead of anti-bacterial because it is probably killing as many good bacteria as bad.

    Buy only standardized heral extracts from trusted companies. Black tea, chicken soup, 1/2 to 3 fresh garlic cloves daily (not with blood thinner) crushed in foods it works like an antibotic, mix lemon juice/honey and water with a shot of bourbon in the evening before bedtime for ability to rest at night. Start drinking 100% Pomegranate juice, or eating fresh ones at the first sign of a cold to begin treating your sore throat, cough, and congestion.

    Take 100mg of ginseng 2X daily 4 months before the winter cold and flu season begins to build immune system.

    Keep a travel bottle of germ-x etc on you at all times to wipe off grocery carts and your hands after being in public places where germs congregate.

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  • September 4, 2011 at 5:54 pm
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    if your really congested, seriously the best thing you can do without medication is take eclipse gum. I did it today and it clears you up in an instant!

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  • September 4, 2011 at 6:50 pm
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    Merry Meet Julie S,

    Here a few simple Teas you can make and will help you get through this cold and alleviate some of your symptoms.

    COLDS & HOARSENESS
    2 oz Malva flowers
    1 ½ oz Mullein flowers
    Use 2 tbs of mixture per 1 cup hot water. Steep 10 minutes; strain.

    COLDS & FLU
    1 oz Blackberry leaves
    1 oz Elder flowers
    1 oz Linden flowers
    1 oz Peppermint leaves
    Pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tbs mixture. Cover & steep 10 minutes; strain.

    CHRONIC COUGH
    1 oz dried Blueberries
    1 oz dried Blueberry leaves
    1 oz Licorice root
    Add 3 tbs mixture to 2 cups cold water. Bring to boil, lower heat & simmer 10 minutes; strain.

    BRONCHIAL CONGESTION
    1 ½ oz Aniseed
    1 oz Calendula flowers
    3/4 oz Marshmallow root
    1/3 oz Licorice root
    Crush aniseeds and add to herbs. Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp mixture; cover & steep 10 minutes.

    I hope this helps, And there is no cure for the common cold ,we just have to lesson the severity of the symptoms and shorten the time frame you are feeling bad,
    You can also take Echinacea to increases bodies immune system.
    In light and Love,
    Diana

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  • September 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm
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    I have had chronic colds my entire life. When I have severe sinus congestion I use something called the “NetiPot” I won’t go into details, but it is a miracle for clearing up a “stopped-up” nose.
    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/sinus-pain-pressure-9/neti-pots

    Surprisingly enough, laying out in the sun and relaxing helps. The sun’s rays are vital for the body to make vitamin D, which isimportant for the body to fight off the common cold. This happened to me this weekend– I got sick yesterday and then went on vacation to the desert, and now i feel totally refreshed!

    Also, chicken soup doesn’t just make you feel good, it helps cure you as well. Chemicals in the broth clear a stuffy nose by reducing inflammation. Secondly, it temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose, helping relieve congestion and limiting the amount of time viruses are in contact with the nose lining

    If it’s your throat that hurts, gargle with salt water. It kills bacteria and reduces an inflamed throat through the process of osmosis by draining moisture from the tissues.

    Hope you feel better and I hope this helped!

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  • September 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm
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    First of all, let me start by saying that you can’t “cure” a cold. Also, the people that tell you to take Vitamin C are obviously very gullible and uneducated. If you don’t have a vitamin deficiency, it will not help you to load up on them. Vitamins are not some kind of “super remedy” that everyone should just eat like candy. But those that recommend such remedies aren’t usually very concerned about being scientifically accurate, instead they rely on testimonials, etc.

    About the only thing you can do is wash your hands often and refrain from touching your face, etc. Once you get a cold, there are things you can do to manage the symptoms while the cold runs its course.

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  • September 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm
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    some tea with golden seal in it you will cure within a couple days

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