Beat the common cold: Soothing remedies for students

By Kathleen Ellison
A&E Co-Editor

February 14, 2013

With cold and flu season at its strongest, it’s important to be prepared for the onslaught of sneezing, coughing, mucus and general I-am-dying feeling. So, we kind-hearted souls at the Eagle Eye thought we would provide you with some recipes to kick that cold in the face so that you can go back to your classes (we know how you missed them). Just remember, the best way to get better is sleep and lots of fluids!

Moxie’s Cold Cure-all from bon appétit

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1 tbs. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. finely grated peeled ginger
¼ tsp. super Echinacea extract
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Blend the ingredients with 1 cup boiling water and stir. Lemon juice and ginger are key items in fighting a cold, while honey is soothing for the throat. This is best taken while in pajamas watching TV.

Turmeric Milk from Journey Kitchen

2 cups fresh whole milk
½-1 tsp. turmeric powder
2-3 whole black peppercorns
2-3 whole cardamom pods, cracked
1/2 inch ginger, roughly chopped

Heat the milk along with spices for 2-3 minutes. Add honey or sugar to taste. Wait until warm, strain and serve. This Indian recipe is good for you and yummy!

Cough Remedy from Barefeet in the Kitchen

2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
2 tbs. honey
2 tbs. water
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
¼ tsp. ground ginger

Place all ingredients in a small jar and shake to mix. Leave at room temperature for a few days or place in the refrigerator for longer storage. The spices won’t dissolve and it will be watery. Shake before use.


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