Rub menthol on the soles of your feet to cure a cold.
Ariels mother told her that she could cure a cough by rubbing menthol on the soles of her feet. She says that she has used this remedy to cure a cold as recently as this month. The only requirements to make the remedy work is to rub menthol on the soles of your feet and cover them with something warm. Ariel says that she was told that her feet would absorb the menthol and cure a cough without the discomfort that occurs when menthol is rubbed on the chest. She says that it did not cause her to have a runny nose and the smell did not bother her as it would had she put the menthol on her chest.