For the initial stages of Wind Cold, before the presence of too much heat in the upper body, spicy, circulating foods and drinks can be very helpful.
Here are some ideas: Miso soup with spring onion and fresh ginger Chicken soup with garlic, onion, carrot, zucchini, green bean, potato & cayenne Cabbage soup with garlic, onion, tomato, potato, lemon, cayenne Ginger tea: 2 inches simmered in 1 quart of water for 10 minutes Cayenne tea: ½ tsp. cayenne, juice of 1 lemon Hotty totty: 1 cup black tea, 1 oz brandy or scotch, 2 Tbsp. honey, juice of 1 lemon
For Wind Heat including strong fevers and sore throats: Pears (steamed or raw) Broth soups (without the cayenne with daikon, turnip, rutabaga) Fresh veggie juice: carrot, apple, celery, beet, cucumber, spinach, parsley, lemon Chlorophyll-rich foods, green tea, sauerkraut
For both conditions: Drink lots of saline water and get plenty of rest.
Avoid: dairy, heavy meats, fried foods, sweets, or stimulants, and no tonic herbs