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Whiskey Remedy: Drinking Little Whiskey Might Actually Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

Colds are boring. The symptoms seem to last for days. Runny nose, stuffy nose, clogged sinuses, swollen eyelids, constant sneezing… The list is never ending. Although common colds don’t kill you, they sure make you feel bad. You are tired all day and all night.

”Symptoms of a common cold usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus,” experts at the Mayo Clinic explain. “

Signs and symptoms, which can vary from person to person, might include:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • A sore throat
  • A cough
  • Congestion
  • Slight body aches or a mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • Low-grade fever
  • Generally feeling unwell (malaise)”

Can you believe that a shot of whiskey can relieve your condition? There may not be a cure for colds, but whiskey can help you relieve all your symptoms at once.

Combine some fresh lemon juice, raw honey, whiskey, and hot water.Iit may seem strange but this hot toddy will relieve your congestion and heal your body.

Remember the good ol’ chicken soup? This worked much better than that. This hot toddy does wonders for your body!

Dr. William Schaffner, chair of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center explains, “The alcohol dilates blood vessels a little bit, and that makes it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with the infection.”

Be careful with your alcohol intake. Taking too much won’t make you feel better. Alcohol is diuretic and you may end up with serious dehydration. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water when using this remedy.

It’s easy to make and you will get instant results. Winter colds are easy to prevent. Increase your intake of essential nutrients and eat fresh fruits and veggies.

Consume immunity boosting foods and use natural antibiotics. Get your honey from trusted sources. Make sure it’s not processed and pasteurized.

Here’s how to make your whiskey remedy: