Fit, Lean & Beautiful #45 Cold Remedies #1

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #45  Cold Remedies

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Fortify system and immune with vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C

Ensure Vitamin Supplement Drink (for energy)

Zinc Tablets or suck on Zinc Lozenges (doctor recommended)

Emergency C

Fresh Oranges, Mandarins, Clementine’s

Vitamin C Fruit Salads

Honey, lemon, ginger tea

Chicken soups, make stock add fresh vegetables, kales, carrots, onion, chicken, thyme, garlic, salt, coconut milk, curry

Macha Green Tea

Roasted garlic on toast

Herbs:  Goldenseal infusions and Echinacea infusions

American Ginseng, 500mg Dose(for energy)

Lots of liquids:  herbal teas, water, fresh fruit and vegetable juices

Yin Chiao Chieh Tu Pien-Chinese Remedy to balance unbalanced system

Homeopathic Remedy:  Gelsemium 30C three times a day

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, juice one lemon, one minced clove of garlic, one gram of vitamin c, sip slowly or add hot water to  make herbal tea

Herbal Teas:  Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Boneset, Elder, Pennyroyal (no more than one cup), Vervain

Polish Remedy:  heat a cup of milk until scalding hot, add one teaspoon of honey, tsp. butter, last a tsp of grated garlic or garlic powder sip slowly before retiring


Flu Vaccine


To draw out or dry mucous

Antihistamine Nostril Sprays-eg. Meijer 12 Hour Nasal Spray

Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray (Doctor recommended) by prescription

Benzonatate caps  to break up mucous or for cough (Doctor recommended) by prescription

Boil an onion drink broth (similar to how eyes tear, draws out moisture)

Inhalations from water infused with drops of Eucalyptus in a pan after letting steam rise, towel overhead or Eucalyptus on a cotton ball in a pill bottle and inhale

Vicks Vapor Rub around the nose and on chest and inhalations


Kimchi-Korean fermented cabbage in broth as a soup

Nasal Douching-use a small paper cup filled with ½ teaspoon of salt and warm water, tilt head back and to the right, slowly pour in left nostril and it will come out of right

Sprinkle cayenne pepper into soups

Nasal decongestants


Promethazine-DM Bedtime Cough Syrup (Doctor Recommended) by prescription

Halls Lozenges

Chicken Soup

Finely chop one onion place in a pot and cover with honey, warm for about 5min and take as cough syrup

Osha Root Tincture two or three times a day

A massage

Fresh or dry thyme leaves brewed into a tea

Anise seeds brewed in a tea in small quantities safe

Gargle with a white sage tincture drops and water-Native American

Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup:  equal parts honey and wild cherry bark syrup; mix in two grams Apricot Seed, an ounce of Garlic tincture, and an ounce of Osha Root


For fever and headaches

Aspirin or ibuprofen

Middle Eastern Mint Tea-fresh mint, with orange blossom water and sugar steeped in a teapot

Other Treatments



Antibacterial clothes for doorknobs

Warm comfortable environment

Warm blankets and sweaters


Citrus Juices


The Merck Manual

The Practical Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

Uncommon Cures for Everyday Ailments

Jude’s Home Herbal

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