Heres an almost-homemade cold remedy that supposedly works wonders. This dietary supplement was invented by a 2nd grade school teacher who was tired of catching colds every winter. Airborne Effervescent Cold Remedy was developed by Victoria Knight-McDowell, a school teacher who was sick of catching colds in class and on airplanes. Helped by a team of health professionals, teacher Victoria patented a dietary supplement made up of seven herbs with a formulation of amino acids, anti-oxidants and electrolytes. Based on chinese medicine, the supplement contains organic Herbal Extracts (Lonicera, Forsythia, Schizonepeta, Ginger, Chinese Vitex, Isatis Root, Echinacea), and several minerals known to help improve the immune system: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Magnesium, Zinc and Selenium. According to the Airborne website, there are two ways to take this tablet. As cold prevention - before entering crowded, potentially germ-infested environments. In any case, one Airborne tablet will provide 3 hours of protection against the common cold. The second way to use Airborne effervescent tablets is to take them at the the first sign of a cold symptom. If you catch the onset of a cold quick enough, you will be able to prevent the cold from turning into a full blown nasty cold. If you feel that itching in your throat and start to sneeze, take the Airborne cold remedy right away. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flupatrol.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/airborne1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flupatrol.com/2006/11/09/sick-of-catching-colds-take-airborne/&h=200&w=200&sz=12&hl=en&start=5&um=1&tbnid=MUZqMak2xRM0UM:&tbnh=104&tbnw=104&prev=/images%3Fq%3DAirborne%2Bby%2Bthe%2Bteacher%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DGGLG,GGLG:2006-14,GGLG:en Does anybody use this ? Apparently it is suppose to really work.