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Porridge for Cold

Except for go to the doctor’s and take medicine, what other method to do to fight against cold?

In Chinese there has many ways such as ginger and brown sugar soup. It is quite efficient to some extent. However, not all cold can disappear by that, just wind-cold type of common cold can be efficient.
Cold can be de divided into wind-heat type of common cold and wind-cold type of common cold.
Wind-cold type has the symptoms of feeling cold, with light fever, clear snot, white coat of tongue, clear and white phlegm, cough slight, feel fatigue and so on. Well wind-heat type of common cold has heavier fever and slight feeling of cold, angina, cough, yellow snot, thick and yellow phlegm, headache and so on.
Here are two kind of porridge for each type of cold.
Wind-cold type should choose some acrid-warm herbs relieving superficies medicine. You can choose the white part of shallot, beef-steak(苏叶) which is easy to find in field, herba schizeneptae(荆芥) and rice to make porridge. Then drink the soup.
Wind-heat type cold should choose some acrid-cold herbs relieving superficies such as folia mori(桑叶), mint and rhizoma phragmitis(芦根).

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