My “Cure” for the Common Cold

from “The Herb
Guy”

In my main article I’ve done my
usual “ranting and raving” about our approach to healing, but it would be
decidedly unfair if I didn’t actually tell you my “cure” for the common cold.
Okay, so I’ve made the point that you can’t “cure” a cold (or any other disease
for that matter) because only the body can cure anything. But since I’ve
indicated we can help the body do what it’s trying to do, I guess that could be
called a “cure” of sorts.

Let’s start by
understanding that a cold or a au is simply a aushing of toxins from the system.
The body grows toxic and weak and becomes a home for microbes (yeast, viruses,
bacteria). The microbes release additional toxins as they reproduce. These
toxins damage surrounding tissue creating more breeding grounds for microbes.
That’s how the infection spreads.

Second, if this is the early stage of a cold, where there is watery, clear or white mucus, use aromatics such as capsicum, ginger, garlic, horseradish, mustard, etc. HCP-X is a great remedy. Take these stimulating remedies in small, frequently repeated doses. (They work faster when taken in liquid form, but if you’ re swallowing capsules use warm or room temperature water. Do not take them with cold liquids.) In liquid form I sip the stuff constantly until I’m feeling better. If using capsules, I would take two every hour. 


Third, drink plenty of liquids. This helps push toxins from your body. 


Fourth, do something to open your bowels. If you are comfortable doing so, take an enema. I actually use the HCP-X tea with a little lobelia in it. A good alternative I’ve discovered is to take 2 Proactazyme every hour until the colon evacuates. 


Fifth, get yourself to perspire. Do a sweat bath. Drink some HCP-X tea or take HCP-X capsules with warm water, then get in a hot bath and soak for 15-20 minutes. You can add your favorite essential oils to the bath or 10 capsules of ginger if you like. After the bath, go to bed, pile on some blankets, drink lots ofliquids and “sweat” the cold out. 


Sixth, do not use antihistamines, cough suppressants, etc. 

Instead, use an expectorant and decongestant like ALJ  to break up mucus and help the body get rid of it. Take 2-4 capsules every two to four hours. If you’ve got fluid in your lungs, add 1 clove of raw garlic or one High Potency Garlic with each dose of ALJ. 


If the mucus gets yellowish and thick, then add Goldenseal! Echinacea. If you get diarrhea, take some activated charcoal to bind toxins in the gut. 


Seventh, if you have swollen lymph nodes, mix 1 teaspoon Kidney Drainage and 1 teaspoon Lymphatic Drainage into a quart of water and sip frequently. Rub Tei Fu Lotion or oil into the swollen lymph nodes. 


I’ve gotten over colds in as little as a couple of hours following these procedures. Sometimes it takes a day or two, but it always shortens the duration and severity of the illness. 


Finally, it is true that herbs have some direct antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral actions, but more importantly, herbs have the capacity to help rebalance the terrain in the body so that it is no longer a host environment for the microbes. So, you select remedies based on looking at the host terrain and not the organism that’s inhabiting it. 


For example, garlic and goldenseal are both antibacterial. But garlic is pungent, stimulating (warming) and dispersing, while goldenseal is bitter, cooling and astringent (consolidating). Knowing when different remedies are appropriate will help you get better results.  


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Posted: 02/03/2007 at 11:36 AM
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