ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cold remedy: What works to cure a cold

Updated on February 12, 2009

Common Cold Advice: What cures a cold

Cold medicine is the first thing we buy, because we think that it helps to cure colds. But before you rush out to the store this time, let's talk about some of the cold remedies that can be made from home. Garlic works great if you're congested, and lemon juice can be used for a sore throat. Taken with a little honey, and if used sparingly, works 10 times faster than regular cold medications. Sometimes what you buy at the store, or from a pharmacy, is often overly priced and ineffective. When i was a child, many cold, flu, and cough suppresants that at one time cured a cold, are now only good for relief. My wife insist on not using antibiotics for the little ones. Instead we suggest tea with lemon, chicken soup, and lots of rest. No cold medications, unless they really need it. Knowing exactly how to diagnose a cold or an illness, can be difficult.

Cold Remedy Advice: Using natural remedies

It's ironic and unethical why consumers should have to buy four or five medications (which can add up to 50.00 easily) to help their child get rid of a soar throat, a persistant cough, or a runny nose. In fact, there are only a few over the counter brands that i'd personally recommend. The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds and Flu offers thousands of tips and techniquies on using cold remedies that can be made from home. The book's author, "Dr. Neil Schachter", is a Professor of Medicine at Sinai Medical Center in New York City. His research is informative and well organized. The explainations are well-detailed, and very simple to understand. He also writes why physicans ommit to disclose healthy alternatives to their patients. This resource is a must have for your family.

Home treatments and advice

For quite some time now, herbal remedies that are 100% organic, have been written about in medical journals by certified physicians. The Johns Hopkins Complete Home Guide to Symptoms & Remedies offers you a plethora of advice. Everything from dealing with minor ailments, to male pattern baldness. Having instructions on what you can do before calling or visiting the doctor can be a big help. The layout is fresh, and it allows you to find answers quickly. It's written purely as a home reference, and recommended by hundreds of physicians. Visual illustrations lead you by example.

Discount Subscriptions

Great buys

Cold remedy 1 & Cold remedy 2

Garlic is used more widely through out the world, especially in Russia. It rids the body of rhinovirus, wich is known to cause colds. An easier way to digest it is to mix:

  • 8oz glass of water

  • 4 cloves finely chopped garlic

  • 1 cup of lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons of honey


My Mother-in-law makes a great hot toddy

The recipe calls for:

  • 8oz glass of warm water

  • 2 tablespoons of honey

  • 2 tablespoon of puried horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon of ground cloves



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)