these are a few of my least favorite things.

As winter looms large on the horizon, so do winter colds. 

In an effort to battle these nasty  afflictions, I offer you this handy-dandy, cures-what-ails-ya, guaranteed 100% snake-oil-free recipe.  It has been passed down from generation to generation.  Time tested and Grandmother approved.  Come one come all, step right up and get your copy of this one-of-a-kind tincture.

Growing up it was always just referred to as "THE CONCOCTION"  (insert lightning flash and ominous dun-dun-dun sound)

For years I was convinced that the reason you got better from using it was that after the first dose your body knew that if it didn't get better more doses would follow so it would forcibly evict the germs by any means necessary rather than taste that mess again.

It may taste like the north bound end of a south bound horse .. but this stuff works.  Taking it twice a day when needed, I rarely have to take it for more than two days in a row.

It turns out that the ingredients actually have medicinal properties.

According to the website DoctorYourself, apple cider vinegar has special infection-fighting properties and may support a healthy immune system. The oleoresins of ginger show up as ingredients in many cold and flu remedies, states the Mayo Clinic. Despite the lack of clinical evidence to support the use of ginger, the ginger root has a long tradition as a remedy for systemic and local infections, according to "The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants." According to the book "The Honey  Prescription," by Nathaniel Altman, honey's enzymes make hydrogen peroxide, which may fight infections both internally and externally.

information found at : http://www.livestrong.com/article/271470-benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar-ginger-and-honey-drink/

Step 1: The Recipe

1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon Honey
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
a splash of warm water

combine ingredients in a glass and swirl it around really good and chug it down.

The ginger powder will dissolve in the liquids but the cinnamon powder won't so you want to make sure that you get a good swirl going so that you get everything out of the glass.
<p>A co-worker makes something similar that he swears keeps him from getting sick. He hasn't had a cold or flu for years, so how can I say it doesn't work? He says that you MUST use unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar like Braggs.</p>
Add some chilli to clear out the sinuses :)
Forall of the 1950's/60's and up the mid 1970's I suffered with allergies including HAYFEVER, Perennial RHINITIS, Contact Dermatitis, and also had problems with Sinusitus, poor Digestion, acid reflux, heartburn, joint aches from rheumatism. I was on a truckload of conventional medications, none of which &quot; Cured &quot; any of the problems, some symptoms were temporarily suppressed but came back worse the next year ! I started on a daily regime of 2 glasses of warm water with a tablespoon each of Apple Cider Vinegar and local honey, a year later my hayfever was gone forever, and I only realised this when I saw some friends who were fellow sufferers still looking like they had Myxomatosis lol ! My red eyes, nasal driop, red irritated membranes and red skin were banished. I have kept on this regime of a glass of the above morning and night. The other symptoms above slowly disappeared too, and another advantage of Cider Vinegars properties is having eaten food at a Barbeque which may not have been thoroughly cooked, lots of the guests had stomach upsets but none of the Cider Vinegar consumers did ? Give it a try but stick to it for at least a year and local honey contains local pollen so is more effective.
I tried a combination that was similar one winter. I was already taking cinnamon capsules and crystallized ginger, so basically made a tea with cider vinegar, and honey melted in some warm water, even cheated with some actual cider (non-alcoholic). I am usually pretty good with not getting sick beyond sniffles, so not sure if it helped or just a good year.
I can agree that this does taste nasty, but Lorddrake has been pouring this down my throat for years when I was sick. It works wonderfully. When you have a chest cold, makes it easier to breath, and breaks everything up better than Mucinex.

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Bio: Jack-of-all trades, master of some. I would probably be much more modest if it wasn't for these delusions of granduer that I suffer from.
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