In the fall and winter, I’m usually a bit of a walking disaster. I have asthma and allergies and the the bastards frequently gang up on me and invite all the cold germs up in here. My husband frequently refers to me as, “The Plague Maiden.”

I can usually tell when I’m getting sick because I suddenly start getting irrationally angry at everything. The irrational anger usually devolves into uncontrollable weeping.

There are a few things I swear by when I get the creeping crud. The biggest and most important one is Gypsy Cold Care Tea (made by Traditional Medicinals) with a heaping teaspoon of raw honey.

This stuff is amazing. It doesn’t taste too assy and it soothes my throat and clears my head and chest. I usually buy a case (16 bags per box, six boxes per case) every year from Amazon. I really can’t say enough good things about this tea.



I also take, what my husband refers to as the Crunchy Granola Cold Cocktail which Echinacea and Golden Seal capsules, extra Vitamin C, Zinc, Garlic, and Magnesium pills. Oh, and Nyquil pills at night with all the other stuff.

I also try to sleep a lot. And of course, lots of fluids.

So…you guys have any great cold and flu tricks? If so, please share. It’s getting to be that time of year. And check the links below to see what the other bloggers recommend.




8 thoughts on “When I’m Sick – What Helps and What Doesn’t…Remedies

  1. The plague maiden? Lol. Poor Bron. But when I get sick (which will happen with two children in daycare) I will try this. Can’t hurt!

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    1. Bronwyn says:

      When I did daycare, I had germs coming in from three different schools. It was the worst. But that tea…I’m telling you. It’s magical. I used to make the kids drink it, too if they started sounding suspicious.


  2. Alex Kourvo says:

    I was recently reminded about the importance of probiotics. What’s in our gut can influence our entire immune system. Yogurt and kimchi for the win!

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    1. Bronwyn says:

      Ooohhhh – yeah! Thanks for the the reminder! While, I’ll pass on the kimchi, could use some more yogurt!


  3. Kel says:

    Assy… LOL. I adore you.

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    1. Bronwyn says:

      Assy is a real problem with some herbal teas. 😀

      PS: I adore you, too.

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      1. Kel says:

        LOL I think tea tastes like dirty water so I agree! 🙂


  4. Paige Prince says:

    Gypsy Cold Care FTW!! I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to the wonder that is this tea. ❤


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