Thursday, January 26, 2006

Cold Remedies - A quick way to fight cold!

When Indira tagged me to list my Cold Remedies, I was reminded of the spicy Kozhi Rasam (Chicken Rasam) and Kozhi/Kari Varuval (Chicken Fry) that my mother used to cook for us when we caught cold. The rasam is very spicy and it helps fight the cold. You can call it a Tamilian Chicken soup. The chicken fry goes well with this rasam and is very soft in texture but very spicy because of the pepper added. I'll try to post the recipe sometime soon.

Since this rasam takes some time and effort to make, I wanted some easy method to cure my colds and sore throats. Now, I am a person who can easily catch cold for no reason. Maybe my immunity is pretty low? Or maybe I just have a high affinity to catch cold, I don't know. And well, I don't like popping pills.

A midnight google search when I could no longer sleep anymore because of the bad cold I had, gave me this recipe. My cold was pretty bad cold then and my throat hurt so badly. The recipe had good reviews from that site. Since I had the stuff needed to make this concoction and it didnt seem so bad, I decided to try it anyway. And well, I was alright by the evening and this recipe turned to be a keeper.
Here goes the recipe: Mix 2 tbsp of organic apple cider vinegar in 16 oz warm water with 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 tbsp honey. Stir well and drink slowly taking it sip by sip.
Have this drink once again after 4-5 hours. Usually after two such drinks, you should be alright. If incase you had a really horrible cold and it is still fighting you, drink this once again after another 4-5 hours. If it doesnt work by now, I think you should see a doctor. This recipe is a miracle worker especially if you take it right away when you realise you are going to catch a cold.

25 comments:

Indira said...

Thanks Kay for responding to the meme.

Apple cider vinegar remedy is completely new to me. I like the deep rich color of the drink in your photo. I'm going to try it, just to know the taste.

Thanks for sharing.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Kay... something for me to note down... Thanx for sharing this wonderful remedy

Lera said...

Kay, you seem to have posted a colourful cold remedy concoction..thanks for the same..

sailu said...

That's a new remedy I learnt today.Thanks for sharing.The color of the drink is looking great.

Kay said...

Thanks Indira, Tina, Lera and Sailu! Yes, it looks great, but doesnt smell 'all that' great.

If you happen to try it sometime, do let me know if it works for you. (No, I hope you dont catch a cold though!)

Anonymous said...

what a relief. Excellent remedy.
By the way do you know the chemistry of it?. I mean how it eradicates the cold from our body. I have already recommended this to my friend and family circle both here in US and India. Thanks a lot.

Regards,
Parthi.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh.
I'm only a freshman in high school, and my Valentine's dance is in less than a week!
I woke up one morning with a soar throat and a terrible cough. I quickly googled "quick cold remedies" and I found this. I tried it, not thinking it was gonna work, BUT IT DID! I'm so thankful! I was worried I'd have to cough in my date's face the whole night.
You're amazing, Kay!

Anonymous said...

ok thanks I'm gonna try it and I'll let you know how it works but I have a question does it just cure throats or does it help when you have a bad sinace cold?

grace.glue said...

are you supposed to drink it all? or are you supposed to drink some then leave it and drink the rest later??

Kay said...

yep...drink it all.

Melanie said...

Kay, I have a very important job interview in 2 days! I came down with a horrible cold and I absolutely can not go to the interview in this condition. I also googled "quick cold remedies" and found your site. I just finished my first dose of your cold remedy and am very hopeful that by interview time, I will be presentable.

I'll let you know how it goes.

Alleshia said...

Hi Kay,
thank you soooo much! my prom is tomorrow and i came down with a cold yesterday thanks to my nephew. i've been taking cold medicine with no luck. i've only drank half of the glass and i already feel better. You are a miracle worker! thanks again!

lisha said...

oh my gosh! i went to bed feeling so awful and woke up even worse. i googled remedies and found this. i took it 2 hours ago and i'm already feeling so much better! thank you!!!

Kay said...

:) glad it helps! I'm not a miracle worker, the ACV is!

nia said...

hi! I found this after a desperate google search and had to make some changes. so far..IT'S WORKING!!! thank you so much!!
the changes I had to make are, syrup instead of honey, orange instead of lemon juice and since i don't have any acv, i cut and emptied some acv diet capsules.
THANK YOU!

Kandaa said...

Hey thanks for the recipe, I'm another one of the google searchers :) but I didnt have any acv or acv substitutes, so I used balsamic vinegar, Im not a man of distinctive tastes but a little more lemon and honey to it evened out the flavour.

Still it's working wonders and now I feel able to get back behind the bar and serve people face to face again!

thanks for putting it out there

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I did it right, but it can taste the lemon .. is that bad?

Anonymous said...

Like some of the other commentors, I googled "quick remedy for colds" because I couldn't stop sneezing and was starting to feel sorry for myself.

But I just tried this out and immediately began to feel better. It must be magic! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

Anonymous said...

Where could i get this apple cider vinegar?

Kay said...

It's funny how I still get comment son a blog I don't update. thanks for all the people who tried and came to leave a thanks! :) Much appreciate it.

ACV can be found in any natural food store or in regular grocery food stores as well.

Anonymous said...

can you use normal vinegar or does it have to be apple cider?

Kay said...

sorry, it might be too late for ya. but yes, it has to be apple cider vinegar.

Anonymous said...

Omg thank you sooooo much at first when I saw this I thought there is no way these will do anything but after the first few sips I felt it work imedietly :) thanks so much now I can see my beutiful girlfriend in two days

Anonymous said...

The taste is horrible. Did I do it right? Lol. Huge performance tomorrow that could be the jump start to my singing career, I HAVE to get rid of this cold one way or another. Kay, HELPP! :O

Anonymous said...

my partner has a very bad cold and we have a speaking test tomorrow morning. So she asked me to search for the quickest remedy to colds & i found this post. I went to the nearest supermarket to get the ingredients but I only found one brand of ACV.. thats Heinz. She drunk all of it and said she feels a bit better,, We'll see if her condition improves tomorrow. I really appreciate this info. Thanks alot!