If you're dealing with a cold, you might hope that a home remedy will help you feel better as you wait for the week or two it takes for the viral infection to subside. But which can you rely on — and which are probably worthless? Consumer Reports spoke to experts and examined the research to find out.
Sample some chicken soup?
Evidence suggests that the soup may ease your discomfort. The best-known research, from Nebraska pulmonologist Dr. Stephen Rennard found that chicken-vegetable soup inhibited the movement of white blood cells that trigger cold symptoms such as a stuffy nose.
Try it? Yes. "When your mucous membranes are inflamed, your...