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« on: February 16, 2004 06:33:31 AM »

i'm writing this post from my bed, where i'm stuck because of a beginning of a flu... does anyone have any grandmother's remedies, or anything against headache, throat-ache, general ache...? (except for drinking teas all day long, which i'm already doing)

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2004 06:42:39 AM »

aww, poor dear!

my only suggestion is adding tea to the honey.  it always does wonders when I have a sore throat.  and when you get tired of tea, my personal favorite is kool aid, but maybe I just like to cling to my childhood a little too much.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2004 06:43:10 AM »

sore throats - apple juice has pectin - heat it up in the microwave and the pectin will strengthen your throat and the warmth will sooth - also a great warm drink - heat up a mug of lemonade - always worked for me when i had to sing and lost my voice...

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also butterball reduced sodium chicken broth is the best!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2004 06:33:54 AM »

thanks Smiley i'm gonna try all those! (i'm better, but throat still hurts...)
for those interested, i've read that a drink made of onions or garlic is good for weaving the bacterias away... but i 'm not really tempted!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2004 05:12:32 AM »

Ginger is supposed to be good too.  Buy ginger root, slice it and heat it in some chicken or veggie broth.  Strain out the ginger root and drink the broth.  It's tastey and really soothing...well it is if you like ginger, which I do  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2004 12:19:19 PM »

I've become a huge fan of feverfew.  Here's what I have on file for it:

Feverfew tea may be made by soaking about one teaspoonful of dried feverfew leaves in 5 to 8 ounces of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Once the solids have been strained out, this tea may be consumed as often as desired. The decoction with sugar or honey is said to be good for coughs, wheezing and difficult breathing. Feverfew also seems to have a calming effect and has been used to treat earache and face pain, as well as stomach ache and fever.  

Risks

Feverfew may cause miscarriage, so pregnant women should not take it. It should also be avoided by small children and breast-feeding women.

Side Effects

If the fresh leaves of feverfew are chewed, mouth irritation and loss of taste may result. All oral forms of feverfew may cause insomnia, muscle or joint discomfort, or nervousness.

Interactions

Taking feverfew may increase the effects of drugs and herbals that decrease blood clotting.

Note: For information on interactions with specific generic drugs, see the WholeHealthMD Drug/Nutrient Interactions Chart located here: http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_interact/0,1661,780,00.html

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2004 05:15:33 PM »

echinacea/goldenseal tincture several times daily, ginger tea with honey and lemon, lots of vit. c, and no dairy.  this is my standard routine when i feel something coming on and it almost always kicks it before it goes any further.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2004 03:20:42 PM »

I believe epsom salts relieve aches when added into a hot bath. Get better soon!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2004 09:01:38 PM »

A mixture of Cayenne pepper, lime juice and  honey
(taken as needed) is great  for  soothing throat.
 Also  tea made from  the herbs  slippery elm bark, altthea root and licorice root  is also  great for sore throat. these  herbs are natually  sweet  and easy  on taste.
In addition stay away from all diary  products,  they  overly produce  mucus.
This  works best if taken onset  of sickness.
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2004 03:51:09 AM »

One I use when I feel a cold coming on is

juice of a fresh squeezed lemon
chicken broth
fresh chopped garlic

if you like spicy, you could add cayenne to really kick it out the cold--it's natures wonder herb!

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