Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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,
Laura

See the comments below for more great ideas.

12 comments:

  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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  2. I have taken elderberry supplements this year and thankfully I have not had a cold yet.

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    1. I hope you make it through the winter without so much as a sniffle!

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  3. Used liquid garlic (probably oil) in my children's ears when they were young - now all over 40! And I put it in capsules for them to take - natural antibiotic. We had no health insurance so didn't often run to the doctor.

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    1. It's certainly the best place to start. Did you get snow?

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  5. Hi Laura,

    These are some great suggestions! I have found that Bragg's vinegar does make a big difference in fighting a cold. Last time I had a cold it lasted only one day, whereas my husband was sick for a few days! He did not drink apple cider vinegar.

    May you have a blessed day!

    Sarah

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    1. My husband doesn't like the taste of the apple cider vinegar either. I've run out. I need to put Braggs on my list.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  6. HI LAURA: ESCRIBI UNA NUEVA PUBLICACION EN MI BLOG, ¿PUEDES PASAR? GRACIAS HERMANA.

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  7. I just got over a yucky cold and I will write these remedies down. I can't remember who I told this to but my mother when we were children would make us swallow a spoonful of Vicks Vapor rub. It was terrible tasting.😝🤢 And to this day, have no idea if it cured our colds or not.

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    1. Hi Regina, Considering it has petroleum products in it, that idea scares me. ~smile~Rubbing it on the chest, neck, or bottoms of feet would be helpful though.Thanks for reminding me.Laura

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