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Help! Cold cure urgently needed!
Sat 26-Mar-11
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Michelle from Oregon
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Just modify the Hot and Sour soup, Rae. Use a veggie stock and leave out the mushrooms, it will still be good...

big_hug for the cold.

You poor thing, you haven't had it easy this season.

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Sat 26-Mar-11
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I could maybe swap out the tofu (makes your teeth squeak) for quorn pieces also...

 

I shall give it  go. My usual cold survival techniques owe a lot to cola and bacon, but as I've given up meat and fizzy pop those are both out of the equation.

 

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Sun 27-Mar-11
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Ginger is really good Rae. My daughter swears its the only thing that keeps her chest clear.

I'm not sure what is was that stopped my sneezes really.

(maybe everything combined big_laugh )

I did "glow" beautifully for a long while after eating the hot and sour soup in the hot bath. I didn't have the 'right' ingredients so used what I had to hand to get a similar effect.

It tasted rather nice too. smile

Hope you feel better soon. big_hug

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Sun 27-Mar-11
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I feel quite a lot better today, i never got round to the soup, I just doesd up on 1000mg 9surely just 1g?) vitamin c, eccinachia, beta carotene, hot honey and lemon, and magic elderberry cordial.

I decided not to risk going for a walk in the beacons with all my friends though, which means I'm now stuck at home on my own while they go explore for crashed aircraft. It's annoying, but it wouldn't be worth the risk of ending up wiped out for a few weeks right now. I have more important things to be doing.

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Mon 28-Mar-11
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Very wise Rae, you need to rest up, especially after your last bout. Not fair watching others go off and have fun though. big_hug

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Mon 28-Mar-11
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For the last two days, I've made a wonderful drink - forgot to bring my elderberry cordial, didn't I doh - anyways, this drink was a chunk of ginger, cut up in small pieces, a really large spoonful of runny honey, and a couple of tablespoonfuls of lemon juice, and sufficient boiling water to fill a pint glass. Stir well, and enjoy! Delicious - and finally has contained the awful cough associated with my cold.

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Fri 23-Dec-11
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Bumping this thread up so it's easy to find. I'm currently doing battle with an armoury of elderberry syrup, spiced plum vinegar and ginger tea. Oh, and I remembered to lay in a supply of zinc tablets.

I do intend making up a batch of vege Hot and Sour soup - not forgetting the instruction to eat it in a hot bath, of course. I swear it made all the difference. big_laugh

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Fri 23-Dec-11
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Husband is a great believer in 'sweating it out' when he's got a cold.....so he goes to bed with a couple of hot water bottles and extra blankets on top of the duvet eeek

(I have to sleep in the spare room when he does that, I have my own inbuilt central heating that frequently makes me throw the duvet off in the night as it is, without him adding to it with all that lot whistlebig_laugh)

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Sat 24-Dec-11
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maggenpie said:

Bumping this thread up so it's easy to find. I'm currently doing battle with an armoury of elderberry syrup, spiced plum vinegar and ginger tea. Oh, and I remembered to lay in a supply of zinc tablets.

I do intend making up a batch of vege Hot and Sour soup - not forgetting the instruction to eat it in a hot bath, of course. I swear it made all the difference. big_laugh

wave Sounds a great combination of cures.....hope you recover really fast Ruth.I always put a silk scarf around my neck when I feel poorly. My grandmother swore by it & so I always do it.....I think it just makes you feel cossetted as well as a bit warmer....I suffer from a cold neck throughout most winters.  laugh

 

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Sat 24-Dec-11
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The cold has retreated to a background growling threat. Keep the tips coming, we'll make a fortune when we define the ultimate cold cure. big_laugh

 

Can't do the silk scarf, Hattie, all those caterpillars drowning in scalding water. cry

My Grampy swore by a sweaty sock around the neck. Doesn't have the same feeling of luxury, does it? I do have a lovely neck warmer made by my DD so I will add that to my list.

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Sat 24-Dec-11
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I wish you hadn't resurrected this thread Ruthie, I have a tickle in my throat and a snotty nose now!

I'll try that again!

Sat 24-Dec-11
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Hattie said:

wave Sounds a great combination of cures.....hope you recover really fast Ruth.I always put a silk scarf around my neck when I feel poorly. My grandmother swore by it & so I always do it.....I think it just makes you feel cossetted as well as a bit warmer....I suffer from a cold neck throughout most winters.  laugh

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Can't do the silk scarf, Hattie, all those caterpillars drowning in scalding water. cry

My Grampy swore by a sweaty sock around the neck. Doesn't have the same feeling of luxury, does it? I do have a lovely neck warmer made by my DD so I will add that to my list.

I'm the same way, but that's why I wear turtle kneck shirts, I hate having a cold neck!

It's difficult when they go in and out of fashion, you can't replace the worn out ones on the "off' years! steam

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Sat 24-Dec-11
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Now now TA, look at all these lovely tried and tested cures we've collected for you. Go run that hot bath and eat your soup while wearing your best scarf. You'll be better in no time!

Bah humbug. Can't get the smilies to work on this cheapo tablet.

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Fri 26-Oct-12
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Alas, 'tis time to bump this thread again. Somewhere amongst all the remedies in this thread is the cure for the common cold - or have we missed something out?

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Sat 27-Oct-12
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Sambucol!   Low prices here!

I'll try that again!

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