Flu Relief From Hot Drinks Could Be Partly Psychological

Lots of people believe that a steaming cup of tea or other hot drink helps ease the sniffles, aches and pains of the flu or common cold.

Now -- researchers have put the claim to scientific test.

Volunteers in the small British study reported immediate relief from their runny noses, sneezing, sore throat and chills when given a hot fruit drink.

Researchers admit the relief from hot drinks could be partly psychological -- just the taste, smell and temperature can be just the medicine we need!


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