So as much as we tried to fight it off, it came. The first Philadelphia fall cold. Not bad…just a few little coughs and sniffles here and there.
So, I’m still in my pj’s. And the girls are asleep before 9 PM. And I almost cooked chicken soup for dinner.
However! My favorite cold remedies have worked well for us and I thought I’d share.
First is the apple cider vinegar sniffing.
Well, I heat up a quarter cup or so in a small pot, let it simmer, then breathe in the potent fumes. Breathe slowly. That’s key. Or you might kill more than just the germs. HAHA! Well, not really, but it is pretty powerful stuff – anti inflammatory, anti viral, anti bacterial, anti-everything-cold-virus…It works. Relieves those swollen sinuses and gets you back on your feet in no time. If I’m having a rough stuffed up day, breathing these fumes a few times a day will have me back to 90% by the next day. You could go for all the essential oils people love buying this time of year, or you could get the cheap, ages old remedy. I go for this one. Oh, it also is great for killing ants! And a ton of other things.
My second remedy is a great cough one. And it tastes super yummy. And doesn’t smell as crazy strong as the Apple Cider Vinegar does.
Raw pineapple juice and honey. Who wouldn’t want that?
This worked great on my little Kami who had a pretty nasty cough come up. She had a small glass of this twice in one day and once the next day – and her cough has been completely gone since! She went from super croupy to totally normal. And no tears over this one.
Best of luck to you staying away from the cold this season! But for us, with my husband being on the train every day, it’s pretty inevitable that we’d catch something up here! I’m just happy to have a few natural remedies that work well for us. Maybe they’ll help you too!
What about you? Do you have a favorite natural cold remedy? I’d love to hear it!