Cures for the Common Cold

Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, discusses conventional and unconventional cold remedies in this video.

See more advice on our natural remedies page—and post your tips below!


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"A week if you treat it, and

"A week if you treat it, and 7 days if you don't!" So I guess we suffer a week, or if lucky, just seven days. Brilliant!

(I get the humor)

I suggest that we use those

I suggest that we use those days whether long or short to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate. Take some eucalyptus and rosemary salt baths and body rubs. Drink lots of herbal teas. light meals for good eliminations and plenty of rest.

I was constantly plagued with

I was constantly plagued with cold symptoms picked up mainly from work. To rid myself of the problem I now drink a 16 ounce smoothie (made up from apple juice, variety of fruit, echinacea and a 1 ounce shot of wheatgrass juice)at least once a week. Plus take 300 mg capsule combination of echinacea and goldenseal once daily. So far so good!

I'm cold, have sore muscles

I'm cold, have sore muscles and bones , dizzy,tired ,][sore eyes also], and blowing my nose every 5 minutes, called in sick from work and is going to bed but not before i have a drink of your onion concoction . Thank you very much for all the info .

Thank you for the post

Thank you for the post

Thank you for sharing this

Thank you for sharing this information. I found it very useful and interesting to read. Hope you could provide more similar content in the future


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