Is tequila a cure for the common cold?

Facebook posts touting tequila's medicinal benefits have been making the rounds on the internet, saying it helps you sleep, lose weight and can even cure a cold.

One tequila, two tequila, three tequila ... what the heck, one more!

Tequila often gets a bad reputation, you know hangovers and all that. But recently, Facebook posts touting tequila’s medicinal benefits have been making the rounds on the internet, saying it helps you sleep, lose weight and can even cure a cold.

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All the more reason to have a margarita, amirite?

Well, we set out to verify what the internet is saying: Tequila is now medically proven to have health benefits.

Team 12 turned to Dr. Dan Quan for help.

“Tequila is not really a cure, it may help symptoms like Ibuprofen helps a fever and chills, ” said Dr. Quan.

“The mucus membranes open up and you might actually breathe better. It’s like chicken soup, nice and warm, same thing with tequila."

So not exactly a cure for the common cold, but it appears it might actually help with symptoms.

Worth a shot, right?