5 Favourite Cold Remedies

This week Dr Tanya says:
Most people in the northern hemisphere have at least two months of winter ahead of them. Some even have four to five. Scratchy throats and sniffles are to be expected these days.

Today I ask you to share
5 of your home / kitchen remedies
for these symptoms.
With the colder months taking hold, getting a cold is definitely on the cards.
Usually it boomerangs with one of us getting it at least twice though I tend to get off lightly compared to how Hubby’s fares.
So my favourite 5 Cold Remedies, even though not homegrown, work for me, and as long as I get a good night’s sleep, that’s all the really matters as I’m really crabby when I’m tired.
Lemsips/ hot lemon drink with paracetamol.
Good for bringing down the temperature and soothing the throat. Add a little bit of honey for that extra relief.

Vapour rub.
On the chest, under the nostrils, the breathing jar helps me cope with that bunged up feeling.

Elderberry Wine.
My Dad made this and gave my Grandfather a bottle every year. He didn’t have a cold for years and lived to be 87. His blackberry, black cherry, blackcurrant and sherry also had a similar effect for me, and his elderflower tea with honey was very soothing!

Menthol Eucalyptus.
Bought in a tube, suck on one of these and it clears the sinuses a treat.

Milkshake with ice cream
Not a remedy, but it helps the throat and makes me feel better.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to 5 Favourite Cold Remedies

  1. I think all those sound GREAT! We don’t have the same things over here (or not by the same names), but they all sound like they work and that’s the point!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Love your remedies! I have a favorite – the chocolate cure: buy one of the really big chocolate bars (dark is my fave but milk chocolate works too). Make a cup of hot cocoa and while wrapped in a very warm blanket, drink the hot cocoa and take big bites of the chocolate bar. This will warm you up and the theobromine in the chocolate will help you breathe better. Not to mention the chocolate stimulates the pleasure centers in the brain to make you feel better too!

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