Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Fruit Cordials Take on the Common Cold

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Leave it to the Brits. While the rest of the sneezing, sniveling, shivering mass of humanity is hunkering down for a long hard winter, the Brits are enjoying a hot totty. Not just any hot totty, of course, but a hot totty with a purpose: seek out and destroy the common cold.

Researchers at the Common Cold Centre have found that drinking hot fruit cordials are quite effective in fighting the common cold. “It is surprising that this is the first scientific research on the benefit of a hot drink for treating cold and flu symptoms,” said The Centre’s Director, Professor Ron Eccles.

Eccles and his team found the fruit cordials—they chose apple and blackberry currant for their research—offered immediate relief from the sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and other common cold symptoms. But, as an added bonus of sorts, the cordial’s effects were also persistent, continuing to relieve symptoms for a sustained period.

The report didn’t specify whether the researchers used an alcohol-infused cordial or a teetotaler’s version. It was reported, however, that the team of scientists was later seen enjoying a pint at the local pub.

The Common Cold Centre is the only facility in the world strictly dedicated to finding new cures for the common cold and flu.

…Leave it to the Brits.

To read more about the study, see this from ScienceDaily. To learn more about this unique research center, see this from the Common Cold Centre.


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