Natural Remedy for Colds and Flu

@tryxiness (4548)
Philippines
November 10, 2007 8:41am CST
I am sick. And i hate it when I am sick. I am not the type who drinks medicine. I would try to stretch my immune system's capacity to the max. Instead of medicine, I would drink lots of fluid. Anyways, last night, I was bit disheartened because of colds, I can't properly breath nor smell a thing, which is stressing me now. Do you know of natural remedy for this kind of communicable diseases. Like for example, spicy food tend to decongest those clogged noses (i've tried, but I can only take spicy food for limited doses). What are indigenous medicinal practice your country has?
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5 responses
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
ohhhh... have you tried that japanese water therapy? it says, you drink water (about 4 120ml glasses)in morning when you wake up, you should not have any solid in take in like an hour.... then when you your meal, you take water after 2 hours.... i tried it and it works, my mom did too, she lost a few pounds and her arthritis is slowly getting well....
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
Thank you, I have read about this in one of my emails. I will try drinking water now. :P It's going to be my 1st intake.
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• Philippines
12 Nov 07
you should do it gradually, drinking the 4 glasses in the morning because one of my friends did it all one straight intake and vomited :-( it may be a little difficult the first time but its worth it.. i have my mom as one my testimonies :-) hehehe
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
Hi Bong, it's been 2 days since I have been drinking water with empty stomach in the morning. It's helping me with my "tummy" movements. I still have colds, but i believe im getting better. :) Thank you so much.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
15 Nov 07
Hey... In our house we usually make up a drink, consisting of lemon juice, tsp honey, 2 garlic cloves and hot boiled water... We find this is way better then spending cash on visiting doctors...
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
16 Nov 07
Thank you for your suggestion, I am hoping that I will get well soon. This has been a week of colds and cough already. :(
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
11 Nov 07
Put peppermint in a small pan on the stove and let it boil. Breathe in the steam from it and I have always heard that it would clear a clogged nose. I have never tried it as I always use Vicks Vapor rub. I have a wonderful idea for a sore throat and a cough too. If you would like them, let me know.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
I still have cough (and really, I am soooo tired with me coughing all the time)... and yeah, my throat sores a lot. Will you let me know about "your" idea? By the way, i will try the peppermint thing. I have tired vicks vapor rub. :) It helps. :P
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Nov 07
For colds, well there are those natural treatments for them like fruits which are rich in Vitamin C. From our calamansi, to those pomelos and oranges. Drinking water will also help you, but it'll not change your condition. The best thing is treat and prevent them, take ascorbic acid which will help supplement your body's needs of natural juices.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
11 Nov 07
I have been drinking lots of fluids and fruit juices. And I'm still sick. Hahaha. I know these juices will boost my immune system. I just want to get well ASAP. Sigh. Patience is a virtue, and perhaps, I have been abusing my body that's why it's affecting my health. :)
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@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Homemade chicken soup.Another one is course ground horseradish sauce.It does not take much of the latter. I do take echinacea as soon as I feel a sickness coming on. My sicknesses usually don't get as severe or last a slong.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
11 Nov 07
These suggestions like ground horseradish sauce and echinacea are new to me. I will try to make one at home. Thank you. :)