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We will tell you a secret about how Chinese cure their cold.


That is “to drink more water or 姜(jiāng)汤(tāng), then go to bed, get your cover and have a sweaty sleep”.

姜(jiāng)汤(tāng) is soup made with ginger. In traditional Chinese medicine, ginger has a function of dispelling coldness out of our body.

When we suffer from biting wind or rain, 姜(jiāng)汤(tāng) can make us feel better if we feel cold and have a running nose. But if our symptom is not like these, it is not helpful.

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