Many believe the best way for relief is to use home remedies for colds and to help prevent a cold. Recently on NPR I heard about some of the best ways to treat your cold at home. Don't miss some great chicken soup recipes here and see my bio and the last slide for links to more of my posts as well as to my blog Confessions of a Worrywart.
Cloves, Cinnamon, Anise and Best Home Remedies for Colds: Bring cold water to a boil. Add eight or more whole cloves, two or three cinnamon sticks, one full-circle star anise, a peeled whole ginger root that has been cracked in a few places (cut long, shallow cuts into various parts of it), bring back to a boil, then simmer for almost forty-five minutes. Add honey to the individual glasses of tea.