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Home Cure for the Common Cold.

I was getting a cold. Let’s face it I had a cold last night. It was crazy. I was sneezing my head off and my eyes stung so bad and were so watery that I could barely see. Since I’m back on juice I went to google and search “best juice to combat a cold.” 
There were some crazy suggestions and if I were more brave I might have tried them. One called for a head of fresh garlic juice with carrots. I thought that would be way too strong to be able to stomach. I saw some stuff that called for grapefruit. I had grapefruit and my new juicer is so great that you can just cut the peel off and put it in. The pith of citrus is super good for you so I thought I would try it with a two inch slice of ginger for good measure. It was hot with ginger and just what the Dr. ordered.
In my search I read things about taking baths to raise your body temperature before you get a fever to burn off the cold. I also read that you can put hydrogen peroxide in each of your ears and keep it in for 5-10 minutes on each side (until you don’t hear any bubbles). So I climbed in the tub with a cup of epsom salt, my juice and a book, put some hydrogen peroxide in each ear and relaxed. 
I felt like a miracle happened. Right after my ear treatment I felt measurably better. I’m well this morning. Crazy stuff. I still have a little congestion, but I think I have this thing beat. I love you internet.
image via: Me, Peg and Awl Etsy Shop (if I had room I would have one)

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    180|360
    November 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Intrigued! Never heard about the Hydrogen Peroxide trick. Glad you are feeling better.

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    jora
    November 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    I love hearing these tricks (and that they work!!)….I have always been intrigued by this "Feel good tea" but have never made it.http://domesticreflections.blogspot.com/2009/01/got-sniffles-et-al.html

    Usually I drink tons of ginger tea and try to get super warm (bath, layers, etc.) but I can't say for sure it works. I am trying the juice and hydrogen peroxide next time!

    Glad you are feeling better, lady!

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    blake
    November 20, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    wow! never heard of most of this stuff, so thank you. I'm a big believer in eating raw garlic at the first tickle, so I can say that that one works (smaller doses work fine)… glad all your new tricks worked!

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    Colleen
    November 20, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    did i ever tell you about the time that I snorted garlic? yup. minced it and soaked it in water (I think). I am definitely going to try that hydrogen peroxide trick. I tried another home remedy with raw honey, ginger and garlic. Jason took a spoonful of it a few times a day and he was better quickly– but not overnight like you!

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    Desi McKinnon
    November 20, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    don't get me wrong. garlic really helps. this just wiped it out. with out the stink;)

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    Desi McKinnon
    November 20, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    p.s. colleen i do remember when you snorted garlic. *aahahha with a head shake* i think about it every time i neti pot.

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