A Forgotten Home Remedy

Before the invention of antibiotics, people in Europe cured their colds by dunking their arms in hot water. It induced a short-term high fever and was believed to rid the body of toxins. Follow the steps below to cure a cold and sleep well, too:

  • Place a chair in front of your vanity’s sink and stack a couple of pillows on the seat so that you can sit comfortably in from of the sink, as if you were at your desk.
  • Pin your hair back or put it in a ponytail (most gentlemen will not have to do so) and roll your sleeves up. Check the clock, as this should not take longer than twenty minutes.
  • Fill the basin with hot water and add scented oils of your choice.
  • Cover your head and face with a fresh towel.
  • Cross your arms in front of you and submerge them into the sink.
  • Every five minutes, raise the temperature of the water by adding more from the hot water tap.
  • When your twenty minutes are up, get up, dry off your arms and face, get into you pajamas and go to bed. You should sleep like a baby and wake up full of energy.


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Bonnie Morét is an award-winning photographer recognized by The Georgia Council of the Arts as "an exceptional representation of contemporary Georgia art work." Her photography is featured on Georgia Public Broadcast's Georgia Traveler. Her exhibitions include Fifth Annual Exposure Awards at Musee du Louvre in Paris, France, Art Takes Miami at Scope Art during Art Basel Miami, Metro Montage XIII at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, World of Water at the Georgia Aquarium, Open Walls at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Wholly Georgia: A Look at the Effects of Southern Religious Culture, sponsored by the Art History League and Georgia State University, at Mint Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, 6x6 at the Rochester Contemporary Arts Center in Rochester, New York, @Phonography: Dialogue in the Wireless Age, at 3 Ring Circus in New Orleans, Louisiana, and About Lands and Lives of the Civil War at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia. Her photography appears in Modern Luxury/The Atlantan, Jezebel Magazine, and hangs in the executive offices at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Art of Georgia exhibit. Corporate clients include Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta History Center, Chanel Cosmetics, Christian Dior Cosmetics, Sharp Mountain Vineyards, PM Realty Group, Granite Properties, Road Atlanta, Patrón Tequila, StubHub, CBM Records and The Washington Auto Show.