You Are NEVER Too Old to Try Abuelita’s Tried and True Cold Remedies

Cold season is here! Don’t panic, we got you. Here are some of abuelita’s highly-recommended remedies to get rid of your damn cold so you can go on with your life. Gracias, abuelita.

First, don’t wash your hair. No. Matter. What.


Sleep with a chopped onion next to your bed and you should be all better.

Grill a green tomato, slice it, and place in ON your throat to rid yourself of that sore throat. But don’t eat because it doesn’t work like that.


Use an egg to capture whatever is ailing you.

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Eggs are like gods to the ill in Latino culture, and by gods we mean sponges just soaking it all up.

Put a piece of garlic between your teeth and cheek, but DON’T chew it.


Put your face over a boiling pot of water with a towel over your head and breath in the steam.

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Or you could just get a humidifier, but they didn’t exist when abuelita was younger.

Caldo: because even if it’s 135 degrees outside, you aren’t sweating out your cold fast enough.


Vicks ALL over your body. Literally.

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If all else fails, just sip a couple shots of tequila to knock out your cold.

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It will either kill the cold or knock you out so you can properly sleep it off. Either way, sign me up.

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