01/12/2012: Cecile from Cape Town, South Africa: "Carly, the post I sent in is NOT misinformation. I have studied the work of Dr Donald Lepore who is a nutritional pioneer with many excellent credentials...ND, DN AND NMD. HE HAS LINKED THE TOMATO IN THE CITRUS ALLERGY CATEGORY with many studies, patient experiences..."
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Tomato Tea Feedback
[YEA] Stephanie from Fruita, Colorado: "This rocked! I cannot believe my mom was right all along! It helped so much, so fast! Thank You so much! I had to stop using Afrin because of its adverse effects and was dying to find anything to replace it!"
[YEA] 10/23/2011: Teddy from Springfield, Missouri: "I have been sick 5 days now: chest congestion and nose clogged with mucus. Little scary with lungs and nose getting clogged and hard to breath. Had good luck with Ginger root and ACV with lemon and honey in green tea. Was not getting enough mucus up to make a differance. The ACV & Ginger did help my inflamation.
Today I found the remedy for Tomato Tea. I cannot eat large amounts of red pepper but I was willing to try. I made 1 coffee mug full and when I heat it up to keep it hot. I set the mug into a pan of water to let it get hot. And take in the steam from the water and the tea at the same times into my nose and lungs being careful not to get burned. Mucus has broken up in my nose and I was able to clear some pretty yucky stuff. And my congestion in my chest was able to begin breaking up more productive. Even if my nose clogs again I at lest know what just blew out would not have come up on it's own.
Thanks so much for keeping feedback alive. I feel like I can eat something for supper now. And I have not been able to eat more than light soup all day. I will plan to sip some more of this Tomato tea after supper.
With luck my congestion and clogged nose will stay clear."
[YEA] 12/14/2010: Cd from Ny: "DEFINITE YEA!! I was sick with a respiratory infection all of last week. Because I am currently unemployed & without health insurance I decided to seek alternative remedies online. I made the "tomato tea" (with generic vegetable juice 2x daily and the results were immediate. I was fooled into thinking that I was better and stopped after 2 days (plus I was worried about stinking of garlic) and then my symptoms kicked into high gear. So I started back up with the tea 2x daily plus 8oz of room temp H2O with 2 tbsp of ACV. Also chugged a couple of glasses of veggie juice with lots of cayenne sprinkled on top to stop sore throat INSTANTLY!! I followed thru with this regimen (and a wee bit of red wine ; ) for 4 days and lots of spicy foods and now feel almost 100%. I used to get bronchitis 4-5x per year when I was a smoker. When the bronchitis turned into pneumonia I quit cold turkey 4.5 years ago. I'd take antobiotics every time with no relief (and all kinds of side-effects "down there" to add insult to injury). This was the first time I've been sick since quitting!
I think what is important with tomato tea remedy is that you must take it as you would a prescribed antibiotic ie: 2x per day for 5 days. Otherwise symptoms may return and end up sicker for many more days. Thanks EC!!"Replies
01/24/2011: Yogitha from Singapore, Singapore replies: "Any pregnant women out there that have benefited from this? I am pregnant and advised against tomatoes because of a kidney stone I recently and painfully passed. Also concerned about the heartburn but at this point, I will try anything. 1 month suffering from incessant cough, sleeplness nights, fatigue which led to this awful sinus congestion and pain for past 6 days..."
01/31/2012: Normajean from Round Mountain, Nevada replies: "I realize this post is a year late and you have found an answer not mention had your baby, but for future reference and other pregnant women with this same issue, you can skip the tomato if need be and just add hot water. It is effect as well though maybe not as tasty.
For the heart burn it may cause you, brew a peppermint tea before you drink the spicy tea, then you can have sip of peppermint inbetween sips of spicy. And lots cool water helps to. I find heartburn is not an issue for me tho."
[YEA] 10/07/2010: Sme from Philadelphia, Pa: "OMG! This tomato tea worked so well for me! Yesterday I was SO congested, I had chills, body aches, sore throat... EVERYTHING. I did NOT have high hopes for this tea... But did it, thinking what do I have to lose by trying it? I imagine it was gross but sense my cold was so severe I cldnt taste n e thing. I made the tea last night and this morning I feel GREAT! Not 100% better but def better then yesterday! .... HOWEVER I DID take some other things WITH the tea... I did the following:
1. Gargled w/ sea salt water for about 2 minutes
2. Took apple cider vinger (I just took a shot of it and chased it w/ water... I can't mix it... It's too gross for me! )
3. Took vitamin c with msm.
4. I DID also take some over the counter drugs! BUT they have not worked for me the previous nights so I don't think this is what did it... THIS is the first night I slept ALL night! I cldn't believe it! (I've been sick for about 3 days now)....
TRY THE TEA! IT'S WORTH IT! Oh and BTW the results were not immediate... I stayed up for about an hour AFTER I took the tea and I started feeling worse! I thought the tea didnt work until I woke up this morning! It's REALLY a miracle! IDK what I'd do w/o this website! Thanks! "Replies
[NAY] 01/11/2012: Spike from Miami, Fla replies: "You guys should really put some of the " nea" responses up there where people see them instead of bury them way at the back.
Some people just might have a horrible reaction like I did. This had a horrible affect on me.
I'm a very healthy 52 year old. I made this concoction and seriously was up all night, vomitting and had diarrhea all night. I even blacked out from vomitting at one point. I couldn`t go to work the next day. I was bed ridden.
I followed the instructions exactly. It was the first cold I've had in 2 years but, it was in my sinuses and my ears had been stuffed up for a week.
We eat a lot of garlic. I have no problem with cayenne pepper in general but this just tore my stomach up.
Please let people hear the flip side- a weaker person would have been hospitalized."
01/11/2012: Cecile from Cape Town, South Africa replies: "Spike, so sorry to hear about your ordeal with the tomato tea!
Your reaction to the tomato tea could very well be linked to a Pantothenic acid (vitB5)deficiency you could also react similarly to other foods in the 'citrus allergy group' eg oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, pineapple, cantaloupe and tomatoes that can cause 'metabolic antagonism' or what is commonly called an allergy so be careful. A great source of Pantothenic acid is Royal jelly. Pantothenic acid is present in many of the multi B supplements in the form of Calcium Pantothenate, which is great- because the mineral antidote for this 'citrus' allergy is calcium, the amino acid used is Serine.
It is better to take a multiB than singling out a single B, as it can lead to deficiency in other B vitamins. These 'allergies' disappear once adequate co-factors added. It is important that one see the bigger picture, supplement when warning signs appear, before more serious problems raise their head.
It is also important to note that a sodium/potassium depletion can cause people to become 'allergic' to everything. Supplementing with Himalayan salt or other good mineral salt will keep a myriad of illnesses at bay, a good read is 'Salt your way to health' by David Brownstein MD."
01/11/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "It seems very unlikely that you wouldn't have seen a problem sooner if you have an allergy or high acid stomach. I think you had some bad tomatoe juice, or garlic, or something. If you haven't had any reactions to tomatoes, garlic, or cayenne sooner then, I have to assume you had some bad food. It's a very simple and common recipe. It's also possible you just had the stomach flu along with the cold. I know I've had my share of one food or another getting blamed for my stomach bugs. I will never be able to eat bacon again after my stomach flu hit a few minutes after eating it."
01/11/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Hi. Sorry you had a bad reaction to the tomato tea. First things first, there was misinformation sent in earlier.
Tomato is a member of the "nightshade" family.... It is not a citrus fruit. It is in the potato and pepper family of plants.
If the tomato did give you the reaction (and it was not just really bad timing and you had the flu or some other food poisoning type of thing).... then I would be very careful / watchful for symptoms the next time you eat peppers or potatoes.
Do a web search on nightshade plants for more info.... and best of luck to you.
01/12/2012: Cecile from Cape Town, South Africa replies: "Carly, the post I sent in is NOT misinformation. I have studied the work of Dr Donald Lepore who is a nutritional pioneer with many excellent credentials...ND, DN AND NMD. HE HAS LINKED THE TOMATO IN THE CITRUS ALLERGY CATEGORY with many studies, patient experiences and successes in his clinic to back it up. Sure, it is in the nightshade family, I am not disputing that...it is important for many people to be aware of the work done in field of nutritional medicine and remedies that are usually based on mineral, amino acid and vitamin deficiencies that can be easily corrected. Many of the dis-ase around is a simple form of malnutrition that is easy to remedy. I have had personal experience with tomato tearing my stomach up, I thought I was dying.... In the SAME way as lemon juice did when I tried to do a liver cleanse. We all desire to feel healthy, there are pitfalls on the road, what works for one might cause serious distress in another. We don't investigate the same paths or read the same books or HAVE THE SAME EXPERIENCES. That is why a forum like Earth Clinic is so incredibly valuable. Thanks to the many contributors on Earth Clinic I have been able to put missing pieces in the puzzle of many of my ill health issues and am well on the way to being healthy.... I SALUTE YOU ALL!"
[YEA] 04/13/2007: Darryl from Foyount, Canada: "Where I live it gets very cold and easy to catch a cold or flu virius..I decided to try this mixture and to my surprise , I found it is quite effective with sinus problems and combatting cold and viruses.. This stuff really does work and tastes great!! I would drink this rather than taking Buxleys any day. If you have never tried Buxleys, it taste absolutely horrible.. This tomatoe mixture I would highly recomend to anyone...It cures me every time and drink it when I feel a cold or flu coming on.."
[YEA] 01/31/2007: Christine from Beaver, PA: "Thank you so much for the recipe!!! I have had three URIs in a row and i was so desperate all day that I actually considered getting my sinuses scraped thru surgery. My tongue is on fire but this totally works and I didn't have any ingredients so I mixed tomato soup with hot sauce (texas pete) and it worked!!!! Thank you thank you!!!"
[YEA] "I too had been suffering for 5 days with congestion, fever, coughing, sore throat and a headache. I was taking over the counter stuff and that didn't work. Went to the dr. and he gave me a shot of antibiotics and some Avelox to take by mouth. After 2 days of the antibiotics it wasn't much better. I was so weak I could do nothing. First I tried just Hoboken Eddies hot sauce and that alone started me on recovery. Then I tried this formula and I am almost better and this is just a 1/2 hour after having it."