I am entering the third week of my cold that won't go away. My ears are so plugged up I feel like I am on an airplane, right as it starts to descend and your ears go crazy, only there is no landing in sight. No change in altitude. Just plugged up ears, a stuffy nose, and a persistent cough.

I did find this concoction the other day though and tried it last night. I boiled some water, added about 5 or six thin ginger slices, a healthy squeeze of a lemon, and two generous squirts of Siracha sauce.

Wow! So good...I'm not sure if it really helped me feel better, but it tasted so good I may drink this on a regular basis. I didn't bring the ingredients with me to work and I can't wait to get home and have some more. Yum yum yum! Check out the comments on that article to see how others are using Siracha. Mmmm....Siracha on waffles!

The other thing I tried with this cold was honey for my cough. That is what the Little Guy gets for his coughs so I thought I'd give it a try. It really worked! I think I took two scant tablespoons of honey and was able to sleep fine.

Got any other good, natural cold remedies? Send them my way!


tandemingtroll said…
Have you thought about going to a chiropracter for the head congestion? I haven't tried it yet, but I have heard from others that getting everything aligned helps the flow.

The homeschool chat group to which I belong talked about Vitamin C therapy, where you take 2500 mg three times a day or more. You have to buy buffered Vitamin C or otherwise your stomach gets upset at all of the pills. Since we have been battling colds, I have increased our Vit C intake to 1000 mg for those who are sick at every meal and it seems to shorten the cold duration.

I will be praying for you, too.

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