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Hot Fix for Cold Coughs

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The chills, body aches and profuse nose-blowing of your cold all are gone, but you still have an annoying cough! You may have to cough out the cold a little longer, but it would be nice if you could curb the noise slightly until your body naturally heals. Here’s what to do…

Combine one-half cup of apple cider vinegar with one-half cup of water. Add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and sweeten to taste with honey.

Dose: Take one tablespoon whenever you cough (which may be quite frequently). The cayenne-vinegar combination is a strong flavor, but not as bad as you might think. Right away, it should halt your cough temporarily…and reduce the frequency of your hacking. Swallow one tablespoon at bedtime so you can sleep at night. Rest is the best medicine for a minor cough!

Caution: A persistent cough that lasts longer than seven days or is accompanied by fever or shortness of breath can be a sign of something serious. See your doctor.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic. They are authors of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: April 28, 2011 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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