what are some good home remedies for a cold?

@kylanie (1205)
United States
September 21, 2009 10:22pm CST
I was always told that whiskey is good for a sore throat and that you take the vicks rub and place on throat with a warm rag wonder if there is anymore out there? I know there has been books on some but I like to know other people opinion.
4 responses
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
for sore throat, the doctor advises us to gargle with warm water and dissolved salt. it is effective and i have proven that. drink lots of liquid, too. for cough, i take meds, of course but i also rub vicks vaporub on the my throat and back of throat, then cover with big hanky. drinking lots of water is effective, too. for colds, an officemate told me to drink one tablespoon of honey in a glass of water. i also put vicks vaporub in the front/back of throat, chest and back. one seemingly-funny suggestion by my cousin who is in the middle east. with colds, and before retiring to bed, put vicks vaporub on the soles of ur feet, then wear socks. it has worked for us, hope it does to my fellow mylotters.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I have heard of those home remedies also. They have never worked very well for me though. When I get sick, I am sick and I need antibiotics alot of times. I have heard that honey is also good for colds though.
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@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
Basically there are many medicines for cold remedies.. Check this site: http://altmedicine.about.com/od/treatmentsfromatod/a/colds_flu.htm But at home, when i sick my mother just advice me not to drink cold water, instead drink a lot of lukewarm water.. also my mother used to boil leaves of "lagundi leaves"(common in our area). This has been found and verified a good remedies for cough and cold.. For more info about lagundi: http://www.philippineherbalmedicine.org/lagundi.htm
@yugasini (12838)
• Anantapur, India
22 Sep 09
hi kylanie, for regular cold and cough,there is best natural medicines is there i am using the same if effect with them,for cold swallow some "Tulasi" leaves daily initially twice a day and then for cough and throat infection take some like this 6 seeds of pepper two salt pieces (Very little) 4 garlic pices (Not full) 8 dhall pieces (atta) best of luck,have a nice day
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