[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/25/2011: Kai from Seattle, Wa: "WARNING! Im kinda irritated about this remedy, because although it does seem to have helped, it turns out for me and many people theres one serious side-effect to consuming a ton of garlic right before bed - insomnia or nightmares! Considering I'm sick, I neeeeeeded..."
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[YEA] 07/08/2010: Pb from Cape Breton , Ns: "I had a sinus cold with headache that nothing was touching. I tried Jean's tea - 2 cups - and didn't have high expectations but noticed within a couple of hours my headache was gone and I had tons of energy!! I did all the dishes and took the dog for a loooong walk. The cold hasn't returned to the original level but I only had 1 cup the next day and nothing the following day so now I have an earache. Starting up with 2 more cups of tea today! "
[YEA] 04/21/2010: Rette from Seattle, Wa: "I'm pregnant, so phamaceuticals are out of the question, and have the worst head cold I can ever remember... so congested that I was starting to know what a panic attack might feel like... I just couldn't breathe, it was worse lying down, and when I swallowed it felt like my throat might not again open... terrifying! The tomato tea worked within one cup (doctored with habanero as well as tabasco sauce and extra garlic). Amazing! Thank you. I might actually get some sleep tonight."
[YEA] 03/06/2010: Sarahbeardupa from Columbia, Missouri, Usa: "AMAZING. First of all, earth clinic as saved me so many trips to the doctor, and so much money. I try to avoid pharmaceuticals as much as possible. I have been battling this cold for a week, and finally broke down and bought some OTC decongestant. It did not help at all, just made me lethargic. I didn't have any tomato juice on hand, but i couldn't smell or taste anything anyway, so i put 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper and 1 tablespoon granulated garlic in water with about a tablespoon of lemon juice and popped it in the microwave for two minutes. After about fifteen minutes of sipping/inhaling the tea i could breath again! Fortunately/unfortunately my sense of taste started to return, so i'm going to have to go get some juice to continue. Thank you sooo much for this remedy! I don't know what i would do without this site."Replies
[YEA] 04/02/2010: Condie from Topeka, Ks replies: "Yea
It works immediately and, with a bit of persistance, for the long haul. I have terrible painful problems with ear pressure and hate the thought of a drive to the mountains or flying. If I have had even the slightest congestion before such a trip, I start weeks ahead with the Tomato Tea until every trace of the congestion is completely gone.
To the basic recipe, I add 1/2 tsp. horseradish. If planning to be sociable, I eliminate the garlic. I also use habanero sauce with great effectiveness. :-)"
[YEA] 11/16/2009: Aginto from Toronto, On: "AAAAAAMAZING!
My 2 year old caught a cold. Last night was rough, as he didn't sleep through the night - which means no one else did either. Today I found your Tomato Tea Recipe. I used Organic Jarred Tomatoe Puree (I read a list of the 7 foods you should never eat - and one of them was canned tomatoes as the acid in the tomatoes leeches the BPA out of the can's lining), 4 cloves of Smashed Organic Garlic, the juice of one organic lemon, and about 1/4 tspn of Organic Cayenne (IDK if it was African or not).
I gave him maybe 3 spoons of it and he immediately started hacking up phlegm. His nose started running like crazy, I'm assuming because his sinuses were draining. I had some too and right away felt my sinuses dry up and felt as though I could breathe more clearly.
The second time I gave it to him, he wasn't happy. He didn't want it - he was crying. But I made him have it, and he hacked up MORE phlegm. Poor baby... I know it's making him better though.
I also rubbed a combo of olive oil, peppermint essential oil and Eucalyptus essential oil on his feet and chest. I have a humidifier going in his room with Eucalyptus oil in the dispenser. I'm adding a little bit of Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to his sippy cup of water with a bit of Organic Juice to mask the taste...
He's not eating much, but I'm loading him up on Organic Fruits and veggies. I'm making Chicken Soup from scratch using only Organic ingredients for dinner (what a mission).
He seems to be better today than he was last night, but the true measure will be how well he sleeps tonight.
Thank you all for your insight and input. I will report back tomorrow!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 11/11/2009: Em from Santa Ana, Ca: "My ailment: bad sinus cold that was turning into bronchitis with heavy chest congestion. I followed the Tomato Tea recipe exactly as stated with the following additions: I doubled the recipe, added an extra 2 cloves of garlic (I also smashed the garlic with a knife to release the allicin before adding to pot), added salt, and heated on the stove for about 20 mins on low. I drank more than 6 cups of the tea over a period of 2-3 days.
What I noticed:
After the 1st cup: I felt worse! Sinuses, which weren't plugged up before, got plugged up. My congestion seemed to increase slightly, etc.
The next morning: I felt slightly better and realized I slept all night which I hadn't before.
After the next few cups: Sinus drainage, then sinuses plugged, on and off. With each cup, I now noticed the chest congestion easing.
Results: Symptoms subsided within 4 days."
[YEA] 09/26/2009: Beth from Sc, Usa: "Once again down with a cold and the tomato tea is providing instant relief. Plus it's got lots of good stuff to help boost my immune system. I still can't believe how well it clears stuff out. I'm a wimp when it comes to eating spicy food, but for this I can more than tolerate it. I used a bit different recipe: 1 can tomato soup, juice from 1 lime, 3 cloves crushed garlic, a couple sprinkles of cayenne, and some hot sauce...I also went ahead and added a half tsp of turmeric, figured it might help. Heat this in a saucepan and poured into a large coffee cup. Ahh relief!!"
[YEA] 06/05/2009: Maura from Nova Scotia, Canada: "tomato juice for a cold: i tried the tomato juice recipe with garlic hot sauce and lemon juice . worked wonders..wow. i reccomend this 100%.."
[YEA] 02/21/2009: John from Dover, NH: "I made the spicy tomato tea to attempt to cure my cold. I'm actually nursing a mug of it right now. I don't know how long the soothing effects will last but I'm breathing through my nose for the first time in 3 days and I love it. "
[YEA] 02/12/2009: Crystal from Honolulu, Hawaii: "I had first heard of tomato tea on this website and immediately went to the grocery store and bought all of the ingredients. I drank this tea for two days and by the third day I had completely forgot that I even had a terrible sinus cold, and went shopping all day with my girlfriend. I didn't have to take no more medication after just two days!"
[YEA] 02/10/2009: Robert from Great Falls, Montana: "I'm paralyzed and I can walk now! (Just kidding) I followed your recipe as close as possible for my cold and flu symptoms that I had. Seems to work just fine so I'm still drinking at as a preventive measure so I don't get a cold from someone else. Thanks a lot for your information about this."
[YEA] 02/04/2009: Darren from Lawrence, KS: "Tomato Tea for common cold....
This stuff opened my right up and I was able to sleep...took a couple rounds but started feeling better then next day. I didn't have any cayenne or tobasco handy so I used some Southwest Seasoning mix in the pantry (it had Cayenne and dried chili peppers in it)"
[YEA] 01/04/2009: Carol from Delray Beach, FL: "Tomato Tea is Fantastic!!!
I was desparate with a cold to find a cure. I decided to try the Tomato Tea (although I prefer to call it Tomato Soup). I took one cup in the morning and one cup at night and within three days the cold was gone. I went to visit my daughter in Okeechobee. She works in the radiology department of a local hospital. She had a terrible cold and was treating it with otc drugs, to no avail. I made up a 'tea' for her in the evening when she got home. We couldn't find the hot sauce so we used cayenne pepper (as much as she could stand). She took the tea before bed for two nights - and was cold-free by the time she awoke on the third day. This is fantastic! Thank you so much! By the way, my daughter told everyone at the hospital about this remedy."
[YEA] 11/24/2008: Maureen from Portland, ME: "I was having trouble breathing and had the WORST cold I have had in a long time. So, I checked out the website for your cold remedies and saw the "hot soup." I drank it 3 times in one day. I put in as much garlic and hot sauce as I could because I know how good that is for the body. Besides, I couldn't taste it. Well, it didn't clear up my passages all that well. That only lasted a few minutes. BUT! I went to bed, slept like a BABY and woke up and the cold was GONE! Another friend of mine has had a cold for 3 weeks and here, mine only lasted one day! I was amazed! Thank you so much!"
[YEA] 04/28/2008: Alice from New Fairfield, CT: "I tried this tea a few weeks ago because I had a really bad cold and my nose would NOT stop running. After 2 boxes of tissues in one afternoon I came on here and found this remedy. My nose stopped running immediately as soon as I drank it! I came on here today to recommend it to a friend...HI KAT...I have found so many great remedies and I intend to try and stay on a steady regimen of taking cayenne pepper for all of the health benefits. I love this website and recommend it to all my friends now. Thank you to all who shared their remedies and feedback!"
[YEA] 10/24/2007: Rose from Sacramento, CA: "After having recurring colds & sinus infections for over a year, I eventually got surgery in my nose. This is after taking Antihistamines, Naseril and everything else. I felt better, but still got sick easily, even after the surgery. Tired of medicine, I came across this remedy & ran to the store, bought the ingredients at the first sign of a cold and took it before trying any thing else. To my surprise, I was well after two day's, without taking anything else. Since then, I take this remedy at the sign of a cold (itchy throat, runny nose) and that's all!!! My husband, who was not sure it worked, tried it when he felt sick, he had a runny nose, cough and was sick in bed, but after one day he was fine. Now, we give it to our 5 year old daughter and well, we're all happy. Sometimes it does upset my husband's stomach a bit, probably do to the hot sauce, but it works."Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 01/25/2011: Kai from Seattle, Wa replies: "WARNING! Im kinda irritated about this remedy, because although it does seem to have helped, it turns out for me and many people theres one serious side-effect to consuming a ton of garlic right before bed - insomnia or nightmares! Considering I'm sick, I neeeeeeded my sleep tonight, and its seven in the morning and I still havent been able to drift off. So, if you do this, plan ahead and make it many hours before your planned bedtime, hopefully you'll be able to fall asleep."