I'm a diabetic and cant use most all thats on the market...

Me - lady
@Bee1955 (3887)
United States
December 28, 2006 1:04pm CST
for cold remedies. Can you tell me your favorite home made one that's helped you without sugar or alcohol being involved? I have a small fever, runny nose and deep chest cough. Arrgh! Help!
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@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
31 Dec 06
sick - sick
I'll give you a homemade cough remedy it tastes awful but I swear to you it works. It helps by breaking up the mucus in your lungs.Chop one med. onion, one clove of garlic and pour one med bottle of honey over it in a bowl, cover the bowl loosely with a towel and let sit over night. The next morning strain threw cheese cloth or a strainer. Take a tablespoonful ever 3-4 hours as needed. It really works!
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
31 Dec 06
Honey may be contraindicated to diabetes. Is it?
@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I'm afrtaid it is. :-(
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
29 Dec 06
For me it is small piece of ginger in my tea, or some leaves of ocimum that do the wonder for a cold and cough.Put one pepper (black) in your mouth that also gives relief.
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@Bee1955 (3887)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Thanks, I will try this.
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
31 Dec 06
When I have a cold I drink 8 or more glasses of water a day, with one fresh lemon squeezed into each glass of water. I eat a clove of fresh garlic every 2 to 3 hours, around the clock (except when I'm sleeping). I eat fresh raw parsley, a few sprigs every 2 to 3 hours, around the clock. Lemon=vitamin C + other essential nutrients Garlic=antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, etc Parsley= vitamin C + minerals + other esential nutrients. Check to make sure these foods are on your diabetic "free foods" list, I think they are.