Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Battle Plan for Colds

Colds are often an unwelcome part of winter. Battle hard with the symptoms as soon as they start. I recommend drinking lots of liquids and resting as much as possible. Here are some home remedies you might find helpful. I'm not a doctor, just a mom. These things have helped my family. You'll need to decide for your family.

For the cold:
echinacea and golden seal 3x day
elderberry drops 3x day
I cut up pieces of garlic and swallowed them like a pill a few times a day.
Zinc losenges help if started the first day of the cold.
Vitamin C 1000 mg/day divided morning and evening (adults)

For general health/immune system:
2 T apple cider vinegar in glass of water 3x day (Bragg's)

For an earache: 
I peel a clove of garlic and put it inside the outer hollow portion of the ear. I cover it with a bandaid to hold it in. Then we just leave it in as long as we can stand it. It works as a natural anti-biotic. We have found it helpful for my Emily's earaches.

I hope this helps you. Unusual ingredients can usually be found in a health food store.
God bless your family with good health and healing,

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty much how I handle a cold too, love the natural ways! Hope your feeling better soon, great minds again! I loved the story about Annie, how sweet!


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