What should you consider the best medicinee or "home remedy" for the common cold/flu. Non- prescription?
Chicken soup & zinc. Chicken soup has been used for treating common colds for centuries. It may really help. The heat, fluid, and salt may help you fight the infection. People who take vitamin c regularly seem to have slightly shorter colds and milder symptoms. Taking vitamin c after your have a cold doesn't seem to be helpful. Zinc supplements taken within 24 hours of the onset for at least 5 days may be helpful.