#1  
Old 01-20-2008, 06:08 AM
MrsH MrsH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 69
Default natural remedies for illnesses

Do you have any natural remedies you use when you get sick?

I have one I use when I get a sore throat and a cough

In a cup or mug:

Juice of 1/2 lemon
2-3 spoons of sugar

fill up with boiling water.

Drink while hot. It should taste sour, but not so sour that you can not drink it. Add more sugar if needed. Apart from help your throat because it is a hot drink, the lemon sort of 'coat' your throat and it feels much better.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-20-2008, 04:00 PM
ammulu ammulu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 30
Default

I take a cup of milk boil it with a pinch of pepper & once it is perfectly boiled, just filter it and have it when hot. It helps the ones suffering from cold & throat infections or cough. This is my grandma tip whenever I fell sick with cold.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-22-2008, 02:36 AM
3plus3 3plus3 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13
Default

When I am sick I normally drink room temp. ginger ale. Just makes me feel a bit better. That or hot tea with honey.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-22-2008, 04:20 PM
SageMother SageMother is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 74
Default

There are tons of combinations that ease the symptoms of common, relatively mild viral attacks. Even with symptoms treated it is important to remember to stop and get rest. Of all the "natural" remedies, rest is the one that is often ignored.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-22-2008, 07:16 PM
tater03 tater03 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 82
Default

I have always been told that gargling with warm salt water will help a sore throat heal faster. My mom passed that one on to me.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-23-2008, 12:39 PM
Liza Liza is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 44
Default

I have heard about the lemon juice bit, not with sugar, but with honey. What I have never heard of is the milk recipee, I may try sometime, I almost always have a sore throat or cough.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-23-2008, 11:12 PM
tater03 tater03 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 82
Default

Has anyone tried the new things out now with zinc in them? I guess they are supposed to shorten the duration of a cold. I have never tried them though.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-24-2008, 10:51 AM
MrsH MrsH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 69
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tater03 View Post
I have always been told that gargling with warm salt water will help a sore throat heal faster. My mom passed that one on to me.
My favorite GP (the one I had while I was in Uni) actually told me to do this too. I had the most awful cough and sore throat. I was given a prescription for cough mixture and told to gurgle warm salt water. It taste yuk, but it sure worked.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-24-2008, 12:19 PM
baldmonkee baldmonkee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tater03 View Post
I have always been told that gargling with warm salt water will help a sore throat heal faster. My mom passed that one on to me.

This is the one I remember from childhood, and in fact I just got over a cold with a sore throat - and guess what I used for the sore throat: gargling warm salt water
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-24-2008, 04:22 PM
SageMother SageMother is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 74
Default

As far as I can tell, zinc doesn't change the duration of a cold. The virus has to run its course.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Copyright © 2008 Jalic Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Home | Forums | Quizzes | Articles | Find nutrition info