Wet Socks Home Remedy for Cold and Flu
This home remedy stimulates the immune system by encouraging lymph and circulation movement to help clear infections like: colds, flus, sore throats, ear infections, sinus infections, URTI, bronchitis.
The home remedy is Wet Socks; which might sound counter-intuitive but our body actually warms the socks during the night and you wake with them dry!
Prep with the intention of getting straight into bed and going to sleep.
Soak a pair of thin cotton socks in cold, cold water for 5-10 minutes.
Warm feet with friction from a dry towel.
Have a second, dry pair of thick wool socks ready.
Wet Socks Application:
With dry, warm feet put on the thin, cold socks (make sure they all excess water is wrung out).
Put thick, dry wool socks over top of the wet socks.
Go straight to bed with enough blankets to be nice and warm.
Dry, warm feet upon waking in the morning with decreased symptoms of infection/congestion and better energy. Wet socks are an amazing at home remedy, especially for babies and kids. The hydrotherapeutic effect is sedating improving sleep and relieving pain. Continue the treatment nightly until the cold and flu, or infection, has cleared.