Tag Archives: Cold cure


Ear Infection Garlic Drops cure

I asked what I should do if my ear is starting to hurt and I have a slight cold: Response: “You don’t want to get sick and get an ear infection…especially if your ears are already starting to hurt. You need to go grab the garlic drops we have…they will prevent you from getting an… Continue Reading »

Caviar, raw garlic, hard toasted bread to get over a cold

Background information: It is often considered that mothers know best, and this piece of folklore is in complete accordance to this idea. As an immigrant to the United States, my mom was certainly open to new ideas and remedies to help with colds and sore throats but found that this home-remedy that she had concocted… Continue Reading »

Honey, Lemon, Garlic, and Onion Mix to Cure Colds

Background information: My roommate is Colombian and is the first one in her family who was born in the United States since her relatives all live in Colombia except for her direct family. She actively engages in the Colombian culture, speaking Spanish with her family and celebrating Colombian events and traditions. Therefore, even though she… Continue Reading »

A Natural Cold Remedy – Ecuador

My informant was born and raised in Ibarra, Ecuador until she left to live in the U.S. when she was sixteen years old.  Whenever she and her brothers had a cold or a sore throat, her mother made a drink for them made from lemon juice, a little bit of orange juice and honey.  Her… Continue Reading »