Colds Are Miserable Things

The question was

"Anyone have a cure for a cold?"

I highly recommend licorice tea, made from licorice root that you can buy from a health food store, for chest colds. It is a great decongestant. Just don't take it too close to bedtime as licorice is also a stimulant.

Check out this page. Licorice has many, many health benefits. It can actually replace a lot of different medications.

Licorice works as a stimulant on the adrenal glands, and contains glycosides which can chemically purge excess fluid from the lungs, throat, and body, which makes it very useful for coughs and chest complaints. It works as a laxative, helps in inflammation of the intestinal tract, relieves ulcer conditions, and has stimulating action to counteract stress. Licorice root is a source of estrogen, and therefore useful for the female system. This is just one of the paragraphs from the link.
Serenitree Serenitree
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Jan 6, 2013