Cold Remedies List – Do These Really Work?

Cold Remedies List – Do These Really Work? by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

TDC Note – Essential oils, like oregano and lavender work quiet well and preventive medicines like garlic, turmeric and ginger help keep ones immune system healthy and strong as to fight off bacteria and virus’. If these are part of everyday life, well, one may need a lot less of the OTC dope.


“A common cold lasts about a week but if you drink some warm chicken broth and take the over the counter medications it will only last seven days.”

All joking aside, if you search, there are lots of so called cold remedies.

Some are “over the counter” pharmaceutical remedies. Others are vitamins and supplements. Still others are “home remedies”.

Do they work? Maybe… Let’s hear what works for you!

In the mean time, here’s a list to ponder:


Vitamin C is apparently one of the most effective natural cold remedies. Vitamin C increases the production of white blood cells. It can also help prevent the multiplication of viruses while reducing mucus and inflammation in nasal passageways.

Airborne Citrus Chewable Tablets, Vitamin C

Honey has been used as a common cold fighter for years. Honey may be effective in shortening the duration of a cold.

Rose Hip Tea is full of vitamin C and can help prevent the common cold.

Elderberry syrup.

Nature’s Way Original Sambucus Elderberry Syrup

Lemons, Oranges, Apple Cider. They are all considered to be cold remedies.

Fresh Ginger Root.

Onion? Historically, the layers of the onion were believed to draw contagious diseases from the patient; onions were often hung in sickrooms. Today, we know that onions have antibacterial qualities.

Garlic. Cut up fresh garlic cloves and add them to chicken soup or other foods, or swallow small chunks of raw garlic like pills.

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Ken Jorgustin

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.