Starbucks may have found what many scientists and doctors have been looking for as long as there has been a common cold and flu. A simple cure! We are in the peak of the flu season in Western New York and if the flu shot didn't help ease symptoms, it's Starbucks to the rescue!

According to a story posted by

The “Medicine Ball” has been a longtime part of the secret menu because fans swear it can alleviate cold symptoms and clear up a stuffy nose.

Here’s the full ingredient list:

  • 1 venti cup with half hot water and half steamed lemonade
  • 1 bag of Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea
  • 1 bag of Teavana Peach Tranquility Tea
  • Packet of honey
  • Pump of peppermint (optional)

I have a secret addiction to Starbucks coffee and it is one of the first stops I make when I am in other cities. True, there are a few around the area but they are not convenient to my daily routine.