posted on Nov, 18 2007 @ 02:18 PM
Should you have the start of bronchitis, look out.... it could last a month or more, pending on being a smoker or not... in that case, try to cut
smokes out until you heal... otherwise, HYDRATE -- eight glasses of water/hydrating fluids a day. (that's a gallon!) Garlic is an anti-biotic and
will work as capsules or cloves.
A 'secret' herbal remedy: natural licorice, black licorice has cortisone and will act as a natural steroid to do in the infection. This, and
'slippery elm' for the throat, those two are the old herbal remedies for smoker's colds/bronchitis and those who don't.
Also, higher doses of zinc/VC will beat it slowly too but not as quickly as hydration/herbal remedies -- these are still lacking vitamins/minerals
during a cold but the cortisone levels are pretty important.
Seep some teas, the only 'common' one is Yogi's 'detox' which also come in peach flavor -- those have some ingredients (licorice, dandelion,
ginger, many more) will healing properties... otherwise, there's 'loose' tea available from herbal mail/order and specialty shoppes that sell:
burdock, mugwort, red clover and stronger herbs of the sort that attack this sort of virus.
Should you just want to go for the Yogi, get the detox, the ginger is good for stomachaches, but it's best property is warming. Should you get
ginger root, cut it up and bathe in it, you can sweat the sickness out, be careful though, I've almost blacked-out from a hot ginger bath -- a great
detox usually sold w/ the produce in any grocer!
Fruits are also very detoxing, also, try to eat a lot of soups during, vegetable, lentils and split pea -- you can beat it quickly!
Some say, the very start of a cold/sickness -- take a nice, big shot of whiskey to kill what's trying to get you prior. I don't disagree w/ this,
it's worked for me before... also, echinacea and silver are sort of antimicrobial as well. The former, has been known (tested) to prevent winter
colds, so, for those around a loved-one/roommate w/ a sickness, that helps YOU not get it, and the latter is vaguely controversial, but antimicrobial
[edit on 18-11-2007 by anhinga]