Last Saturday I had a cold and could not go to my daughter-in-law’s shower for fear of infecting everyone. Now it’s gone. Usually, for me, a cold last two weeks. If the symptoms abate early, it’s because a cold sore erupts and take its place for the remaining time.
This time my symptoms (sneezing, scratchy throat, coughing, head like cement, runny nose) were gone in five days and no cold sore erupted. I was utterly amazed and didn’t want to say anything for fear of jinxing my cold’s early demise. On the two worst days, last Friday and Saturday, I took a few decongestants and other unhelpful OTCs and mostly rested. On Sunday, I felt a little better. Monday morning I awoke feeling quite well.
What did I do differently? Honey and cinnamon. Besides taking my usual L-lysine, zinc, potassium, and using alcohol on my toothbrush, I took a tablespoon of organic honey sprinkled with 1/4 tsp. of cinnamon every day. It is a homeopathic remedy that my daughter Merideth alerted me to a couple months ago. http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/honeyandcinnamon.html
Honey is also supposed to be good for allergies. If you buy honey from the area in which you live, it could help relieve your allergy symptoms caused by the pollen in the area. Cool! Check out the website above for other ailments eased by the tireless efforts of our busy little buzzers.