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COMMON COLD


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  • Common Cold Description
  • Common Cold Frequent Signs & Symptoms
  • Common Cold Causes
  • Common Cold Diagnosis
  • Common Cold Conventional Medical Treatment
  • Herbal Recommendations
  • Diet & Nutrition Recommendations
  • Nutritional Supplements
  • Notify Your Health Care Provider
  • Common Cold Relief Supplement Products




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    COMMON COLD DESCRIPTION

    The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by a virus. Cold weather does not cause colds, although most colds are caught in the fall and winter seasons. This is because most cold viruses thrive better in colder temperatures, when there is less humidity in the atmosphere.

    There are over 200 viruses that can cause the common cold, an infection of the upper respiratory tract. It is estimated that healthy adults get an average of two colds per year. Children generally get many more because their immune systems are immature, and because they have not yet developed immunity to many of the viruses that cause colds. If an adult gets colds often, it may be a sign that his or immune system is not working properly.

    Cold viruses are believed to be carried through the nostril of the nose, along the shelf-like structures called turbinates which help trap the viruses (and any other particles) entering the nasal passages. The viruses deposited in the nose is transported by ciliary action to the back of the throat in about 10 to 15 minutes. Here the cold viruses are deposited in the area of the adenoid (the lymph gland structure that contains cells to which cold viruses attach).

    Nose Anatomy


    Cold viruses (rhinovirus) infect only a relatively small proportion of the cells lining the nose. Membrane damage is mild. Cold symptoms are due mainly to the body's response to the infection. When a nasal cell is infected by a cold virus, the body responds by activating parts of the immune system and some nervous system reflexes. The immune system contains a variety of natural substances called inflammatory mediators. Inflammatory mediators help protect the body from infection and other harmful events. Some inflammatory mediators are released when nasal cells are infected by a cold virus. The names of some inflammatory mediators involved in colds include histamine, kinins, interleukins, and the prostaglandins.

    cold viruses entering nasal passage and infecting the back of the throat


    When activated by a cold virus infection, inflammatory mediators cause dilation and leakage of blood vessels and mucus gland secretion. Inflammatory mediators also activate sneeze and cough reflexes and stimulate pain nerve fibers. These events are what lead to the symptoms of a cold. The activity of the inflammatory mediators is not necessary for recovery from cold virus infection. About 25-percent of people who acquire cold virus infection do not develop symptoms. People without cold symptoms recover from the infection as well as those who have symptoms. Effective cold treatments and remedies work to alleviate the action of these inflammatory mediators.





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    COMMON COLD FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

    Colds usually strike 18 to 24 hours after the virus enters the body. Most cold clear up on their own and their symptoms usually last a week to ten days. There is often confusion between the symptoms of the common cold, influenza, and allergies. Influenza is also a viral respiratory infection but caused by different types of virus, is by far the most serious complaint of the three can lead to life-threatening complications, particularly in older or frail people. The most common symptoms are:
    • Head congestion.
    • Fever. Children may develop a low grade fever, but this is rare in adults.
    • Sore throat.
    • Coughing.
    • Headache.
    • Restlessness.
    • Sneezing.
    • Watery eyes.
    • Aches and pains.

    It is estimated that healthy adults get an average of two colds per year. Children generally get many more because their immune systems are immature, and they have not yet developed immunity to many of the viruses that cause colds.

    Congestion, cough, and/or sore throat are signs of a cold, but if these symptoms occur together with fever or fatigue, you may have the flu. If congestion develops in the chest, it is best to consult a health care provider, as chest (lung) infections can be serious. Also contact your health care provider if your fever goes above 102°F for more than 3 days, if yellow or white spots appear in the throat, if the lymph nodes under the jaw and in the neck become enlarged, and/or if chills and shortness of breath occur.

    Allergies can cause symptoms that mimic those of colds and flu. Allergy testing is recommended.

    Anyone who has frequent colds or bouts with the flu should be checked for thyroid malfunction. When you are well, perform the thyroid function self-test. If your temperature is low, consult with your health care provider. If you have thyroid problems that run in your family, be sure to have thyroid function blood tests performed. Make sure they do the full-complete thyroid screening panel (not just the TSH) including thyroid antibody testing, which is helpful in diagnosing autoimmune thyroid disease.


    COLD, FLU, OR ALLERGY?


    Since the common cold, influenza, and seasonal allergies all cause upper respiratory symptoms, it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish among them. There are certain notable differences, however. The following is a summary of the characteristic signs and symptoms of each.

    CHARACTERISTIC
    COLD
    INFLUENZA
    SEASONAL ALLERGIES
         Chest infection or cough.      Common. Mild to Moderate.      Common. Can become severe. Pneumonia is a common complication.      Rare.
         Fever.      Rare (except in children).      Usually high (102°-104°F). May last for 3 to 4 days.      Not present.
         General aches and pains.      Mild.      Usual. Can be severe.      Rare.
         Headache.      Rare.      Common.      Rare.
         Sneezing. Red, watery, itchy eyes.      Usual, but more prevalent in allergies.      Rare.      Usual, especially sneezing. These symptoms come on quickly, without the warning signs of a cold, and can last longer.
         Sore throat.      Usual.      Occasional.      Occasional.
         Stuffy nose.      Usual.      Occasional.      Occasional.
         Tiredness (fatigue).      Mild.      Severe.      Rare.
         Primary season.      Late August to April.      Winter.      March-September.
         Duration.      7 to 10 days.      Up to a month.      As long as the allergen is present.




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    COMMON COLD CAUSES

    Cold viruses grow mainly in the nose where they multiply in nasal cells and are present in large quantities in the nasal fluid of people with colds. The highest concentration of cold virus in nasal secretions occurs during the first three days of infection. This is when infected persons are most contagious. Cold viruses may at times be present in the droplets that are expelled in coughs and sneezes. The droplets expelled may land in the nose or eye and cause infection in a new host.

    COMMON COLD PREVENTION

  • Wash your hands often. Nasal secretions containing cold viruses contaminate the hands of people with colds as a result of nose blowing, covering sneezes, and touching the nose. Cold viruses can survive for several hours on hands, tissues, or hard surfaces. A healthy person can contract the virus by touching a contaminated surface, then touching his or her own mouth or nose. Virus on the fingers can also be transferred into the eye in a finger-to-eye contact. Virus deposited in the eye promptly goes down the tear duct into the nose. Once in the nose, a cold virus is transported by mucociliary action to the adenoid area where it starts a cold.

  • Using an antibiotic soap may prevent you from re-infecting yourself, but these soaps can also contribute to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, so it is best to use them only when necessary.

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  • Try not to spread the cold to your family or colleagues, especially the very young, pregnant, and the very elderly. Young children are the major reservoir of cold viruses and a particularly good source of virus containing nasal secretions. Refrain from close contact with loved ones. Even shaking hands is out; hand contact can spread the virus. Experiments have demonstrated that a cold virus readily transfers from the skin and hands of a cold sufferer to the hands and fingers of another person during periods of brief contact.

  • Flush tissues after they have been used. Because they harbor the virus, tissues can pass on the virus or cause you to reinfect yourself.

  • Avoid traveling (commuting) on congested trains, buses, subways, and other public transportation as much as possible. When people are cramped into tight places and have a cold, it is very possible to infect everyone around them. Well used transportation (like taxis) are full of infectious viruses and bacteria. Public rest rooms, hand rails, elevator buttons, door handles and knobs, and other commonly handled items and areas are a hotbed of microbes. You really do not know who was in the taxi or touched a particular item just before you and what, if any, kind of infection they may have had. Carry portable, disposable wet wipes with you that can be used to clean hands and face if necessary. If you have a cold, cover your nose when you sneeze and cover your mouth when you cough, especially around other people.

  • Eat a well balanced diet and keep your immune system healthy.

  • COMMON COLD COMPLICATIONS & RISKS

  • Occasionally a cold can lead to a more serious illness, such as bronchitis, pneumonia, or flu. Acute bacterial sinusitis complicates colds in both adults and children. From a 1 to 5-percent of colds have this complication. The major causes of acute bacterial sinusitis are the bacteria called pneumococcus, hemophilus influenza, Moraxella, other streptococcus species, and staphylococcus. When a common cold has lasted for 7 to 10 days and is no better or worse, bacterial sinusitis may have developed and additional medical care may be required.

  • Bacterial sinusitis also complicates toothroot infection, in which case it is caused by anaerobic bacteria.





  • COMMON COLD DIAGNOSIS

    Nasal congestion, sneezing, a runny nose, and coughing are all classic signs of a cold. The common cold usually goes away on its own. However, in some cases it is necessary to make an appointment with your health care provider for an evaluation and diagnosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends making an appointment with your health care provider if cold symptoms:
    • Linger or worsen after 10 days.
    • Include a fever above 100.4°F.
    • Symptoms are not helped by over-the-counter medication.
    Sometimes a common cold can develop into a more serious condition, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. Ear infections are a common complication in children. Complications are more common in infants and children, older adults, and those with weakened immune systems.

    PHYSICAL EXAM

    To properly diagnose a cold that is severe or persistent, your health care provider may start with a medical history and physical exam. They will ask you questions about your symptoms, including the specific character of the symptoms and how long you have had them. Your health care provider also will likely check your lungs, sinuses, throat, and ears.

    DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Your health care provider may also take a throat culture, which involves swabbing the back of your throat. This test helps your health care provider determine whether a bacterial infection is causing your sore throat.

  • They may also order a blood test or chest X-ray to help rule out other potential causes of your symptoms. A chest X-ray will also show whether your cold has developed into a complication like bronchitis or pneumonia.

  • In certain cases, such as with a severe ear infection, your health care provider may refer you or your child to a specialist such as an otolaryngologist. An otolaryngologist is a practitioner specially trained in treating the ear, nose, and throat (ENT).

  • Though there are some lab tests that can detect common viral agents like rhinovirus and respiratory syncytial virus, they are rarely used because the common cold tends to go away before a diagnostic test is necessary.

  • Sometimes a health care provider may order a viral test in the case of cold symptoms, especially in children under 2 years old, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. These tests commonly involve taking a sample of nasal fluid using a suction instrument or a swab.


  • COMMON PROGNOSIS

    Everyone gets the common cold at some point in their life. Most of the time it is nothing to worry about. Bedrest, home remedies, and over-the-counter medications can help manage your symptoms and may help get rid of your cold within a few days. If your cold persists or becomes worse, you should see your health practitionerr so that it does not turn into a more serious condition. It is especially important to see a practitioner if your child is sick, if you are elderly, or if you have a weakened immune system.





    COMMON COLD CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL TREATMENT

    Nasal drip, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, muscle pain, headache - we all recognize the debilitating yet relatively harmless symptoms caused by pesky cold viruses. As our immune system fights off the viruses, fever, exhaustion and general malaise may afflict us, too. When we "catch" a cold and an infection sets in, the mucous membranes of the nose and throat become inflamed and increase the secretions that produce the telltale congestions and other symptoms. The viruses are transmitted from person to person when these infected secretions are released by coughing and sneezing. In contrast to influenzas (also caused by viruses) colds have a brief acute phase that lasts just 3 to 5 days, in one to two weeks the symptoms disappear. However, if the immune defenses have been severely weakened, a cold can give way to a secondary bacterial infection such as bronchitis, pneumonia or sinusitis. you can build up your resistance to infection and alleviate the discomfort of colds with helpful herbal and other natural remedies.

    MEDICATIONS

  • Do not give aspirin, or any product containing aspirin, to a child under the age of 20 with symptoms of any viral infection, including a cold. This has been associated with Reye's Syndrome.

  • There are many over-the-counter cold medications available. None of them can actually cure a cold, although they may sometimes be helpful for alleviating common cold symptoms.

  • It is unlikely that a vaccine will ever be developed to prevent the common cold because the viruses responsible have the ability to change in size and shape, and have hundreds of different forms. However, research being conducted in Britain may provide hope for cold sufferers. An experimental drug, tremacamra, appears to block cold viruses from finding a docking site in the nasal passages. So far, the drug's success rate has been impressive, cutting the risk of infection by 33 percent and symptoms by 45 percent.

  • Antibiotics are ineffective against viral infections, but many people still ask their health care providers to prescribe them. It is important to understand that penicillin and most other antibiotics work only against bacterial infections. Viruses and bacteria may produce similar symptoms, but they are very different kinds of microbes and do not respond to the same treatment. In fact, because antibiotics kill off "good" bacteria together with the bad, antibiotics actually inhibit the body's efforts to defend itself against viral invasion.

  • If you become infected with bacterial sinusitis as a result of a common cold, this requires antibiotic treatment to reduce the duration of infection and illness and to prevent serious complications such as infection around the eye, bacterial meningitis, and brain abscess. Chronic sinus disease is thought to be another complication of untreated or inadequately treated acute bacterial sinusitis. Antibiotic treatment selected for acute sinusitis should be effective against most strains of pneumococcus and hemophilus. The recommended course of antibody treatment for acute bacterial sinusitis is 10 to 14 days. With proper antibiotic treatment, over 90-percent of cases of acute bacterial sinusitis are cured.

  • A 5-week study of 75 young adults deliberately infected with a cold virus revealed that those given the drug Naproxen (Naprosyn), which is commonly prescribed for arthritis, suffered almost a third fewer cold symptoms, such as headache and coughing, than those given a placebo.



  • COMMON COLD REMEDIES


    Americans spend more than $1-billion every year on non-prescription treatments for coughs and colds. At best, these products can offer only temporary relief. The following is a list of some of the most common types of cold remedies, and what they can and cannot do:

  • ANALGESICS, such as acetaminophen, aspirin, and ibuprofen, help to relieve aches and pains and to reduce fever. By themselves, cold do not usually cause significant fever. Allowing a low-grade fever to run its course may actually be beneficial; an elevated temperature is one of the body's ways of fighting infection. If you have a fever that reaches 102°F or higher, chances are something other than the cold is causing it. It may be a sign of a developing bacterial infection somewhere in the body that requires treatment. By reducing fever, analgesics may mask this sign.

  • ANTIHISTAMINES decrease nasal secretions by blocking the action of histamine, a body chemical that causes the swelling of small blood vessels, which results in sneezing and runny nose. These products may make you drowsy. In addition, it is better to allow the secretions that contain the virus flow out of the body rather than trying to block them.

  • COUGH MEDICATIONS come in two basic types: expectorants and antitussives. Expectorants make coughs more productive by increasing the amount of phlegm and decreasing its thickness. This helps remove irritants from respiratory airways. Guaifenesin, an expectorant found in many popular over-the-counter cough medicines, can be effective. The effectiveness of other over-the-counter expectorants is questionable. Antitussives reduce the frequency of coughing. An antitussive called dextromethorphan is generally considered reasonably safe and effective. It is often denoted by the initials "DM" on product labels. However, because coughing is the body's mechanism for clearing secretions from the lungs, it is probably best not to suppress it unless coughing is unusually severe or persistent, or is interfering with sleep.

  • DECONGESTANTS shrink nasal blood vessels to relieve swelling and congestion. These medications can cause side effects including jitteriness, insomnia, and fatigue.

  • Most over-the-counter cold remedies contain some combination of acetaminophen and various decongestants, antihistamines, and cough suppressants. Some experts believe that these ingredients may work against one another. For example, acetaminophen may increase nasal congestion, while the decongestant decreases it. If a cold is making you extremely uncomfortable and you feel you must take something for it, it is better to take a single-ingredient product appropriate for the particular symptom you are treating.


    HOME TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

    Getting a lot of rest and staying warm are still your best remedies when suffering from the discomforts of a cold. Make sure that the room you rest in has high humidity, which will ease breathing. One way to do this is to hang damp towels in the room. Drinking plenty of fluids will help to liquefy mucus, but avoid milk products, as milk will promote mucus buildup. Increase circulation in the nasal membranes and loosen secretions with infrared heat or steam inhalations.

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    HERBAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    As it continues to get colder and wetter outside, it is good to have some warming herbs and roots available and some healing herbal teas to soothe the symptoms of colds and flu. Often at this time of year, a lot of people tend to get a bit run down, partly caused by over extending yourself during the Holidays, and partly due to being in and out of bad weather. This is a good time to start building yourself up with some natural remedies and work on building your immune system with a herbs, supplements, and good, healthy diet.

    Hygiene Tip: A simple hygiene tip is if you are around people with colds, wash your hands often and try not to touch your nose, mouth, or eyes. Viruses travel readily along this contact route.

    Enhance Immunity: If you have a weak immune system or your colds tend to lead to sinusitis or bronchitis, try these herbs:

  • Andrographis, also known as Chuan Xin Lian, is a Chinese herbal remedy used as anti-Inflammatory tablets, clearing the mucus from the respiratory tract.

  • Astragalus, like Echinacea, stimulates (promotes) the multiplication of the white blood cells and their activity. Astragalus is native to Mongolia and China.

  • Bee Propolis, a resin collected from plants by bees and used in the construction of hives, is a medicinal marvel of the hive. Research shows it has antiseptic, antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, and even antiviral properties.

  • Bitter Melon is one of the few agents which has the potential to bolster a flagging pancreas. Known for it's ability to help with liver problems, Diabetes and HIV also an excellent natural common cold remedy.

  • Brigham Tea was used by early settlers for energy and lung ailments. Brigham Tea was also used anciently to promote circulation.

  • For fever, take Catnip tea enemas and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Lobelia Tincture every 3 to 4 hours until fever drops. This dosage can be used for children also.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Catnip Tea Enema

  • Cat's Claw is useful for easing the symptoms of a cold.

  • At the first sign of a cold, use an alcohol-free Echinacea and Goldenseal combination formula extract tincture to boost your immune system and keep the virus from multiplying. For adults, place 1 dropperful in the mouth, hold it for 5 minutes, then swallow. Do this every 3 hours for 3 days. For children, place 8 to 10 drips in the mouth, hold it for a few minutes (or as long as the child can manage), then swallow. Do this every 2 hours for 3 days. Then take 8 to 10 drops in liquid daily until symptoms are gone. Besides beating colds, flu, bronchitis, and other upper respiratory infections, Echinacea is good for clearing up strep throat. Caution: Do not take Goldenseal on a daily basis for more than one week at a time, and do not use during pregnancy. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or glaucoma, use it only under a health care provider's supervision.

  • The polysaccharides found in the herb Echinacea have been shown to enhance the immune system. Use Echinacea Extract or make Echinacea Tea from the herb.

  • Elderberry herb is popular for health concerns during the winter season.As a hot infusion, the flowers are sweat-inducing and in combination with yarrow and mint are specific for colds and flu. The flowers are used to treat bronchial and upper respiratory disorders as well as hayfever. A cold infusion of the flowers can be used as a compress for chilblains. (Chilblains are the inflammation of the toes, feet, or fingers, due to the presence of a cold.) The ointment of Elderflower is soothing, cooling and healing, used for irritations of the skin. Considered to have a mild laxative action and may be used for rheumatism and gout. Elderberry Juice is a Non-Alcoholic source for the health benefits of Elderberries. A medically proven strong anti-viral and immune system enhancer, elderberry is recommended as part of a health maintenance program. Elderberry is a purgative, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, and diuretic. Elderberry kills viruses and is well known as a natural cold and flu treatment. A gargle of Elderberry can be used for tonsillitis and as an herbal sore throat remedy. Sambucol (Black Elderberry) is used by millions of people with positive results being reported worldwide, Sambucol is especially popular for promoting good health against the Flu and Colds during the winter season. Sambucol for Kids supports the immune system, and is especially popular during the winter season.

  • Ephedra (Ma Huang) is helpful for congestion and coughing. Caution: Do not use this herb if you suffer from anxiety, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, or insomnia, or if you are taking a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor drug for depression.

  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil is a potent decongestion with strong antiseptic properties. Eucalyptus Oil is used as an inhalant for asthma, diphtheria, sore throats, sinus and respiratory problems. It is helpful for relieving congestion. Put 5 drops in a hot bath, or put 6 drops in a cup of boiling water and inhale the fumes.

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    ESSENTIAL OILS

    Pine-Needle, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Thyme essential oils have proven effective in the treatment of viral infections. Inhaling the vapors opens a stuffy nose, easing breathing; this is soothing to inflamed mucous membranes, as well. Pine needles and thyme also encourage expectoration. To get these beneficial effects, place a few drops of one of the essential oils (above) on a handkerchief and inhale the aroma as deeply as possible. You can also profit from the antiseptic effects of these oils by bathing in them or by using steam inhalations; be sure to dilute first.


  • Fenugreek Seeds and Thyme is an herbal remedy that helps to rid nasal passages of mucus. These can be ground into a powder and put into empty gel caps. Take 2 capsules 3 times daily.

  • Garlic. Vampires and colds beware, the silver bullet has arrived. Garlic is one of the few herbs found useful for ALL disorders of the human body and there is no other herb with Garlic's powerful antiseptic properties. It protects against all infectious ailments, expels all toxic elements, and kills harmful bacteria. It is in lowering blood pressure. Garlic is really this good, the catch is that it is most effective eaten raw. It is good for you in soups and sauces, on breads, and in salad dressings. But eaten raw, it provides a total healing, detoxifying, purification. It slightly burns the mouth, but it is certainly not repulsive. Try it over a weekend when you do not have a lot of social plans if you are worried about smelling like garlic. Eating fresh parsley and mint afterwards will help, but it does tend to seep out in your perspiration (my daughter always knows when I am coming down with a cold or the flu because I smell like garlic... but it works great, regardless of the smell!). However, even knowing the scented side effects, if you ate raw garlic at the onset of any illness, you would save yourself a multitude of money, suffering, and misery, by way of health care provider visits, prescription drugs, and missed work.

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract is used for everything from the common cold to ringworm, grapefruit seed extract could represent a viable alternative to antibiotics and other medicines.

  • Horehound herb is often used to treat respiratory disorders and has 350 years of history as a soothing expectorant.

  • Hyssop was used traditionally as a natural cold and flu remedy. Hyssop is also great for lung congestion, fevers, digestion and blood pressure regulation. Hyssop is an evergreen that can be taken as a tea, acts as an expectorant and has antiviral properties.

  • Licorice is an antiviral herb that soothes respiratory passages.

  • Mullein is useful for coughs and congestion.

  • Peppermint Leaf or a drop or two of Peppermint Oil or Peppermint Extract Tincture added to a hot cup of water will help open sinuses and help breathing congestion. Drink hot and several times a day.

  • Red Clover helps clear accumulated toxins in the lymphatic system that may cause congestion and inflammation.

  • Selenium is an essential component of glutathione, the body's most potent natural antioxidant system. It is a popular choice in many antioxidant regimens.

  • Silver Biotics was tested by researchers and was found to kill every strain of bacteria that it was tested against and that these bacteria, many of which have become resistant to antibiotics, cause many human ailments.

  • Sitopaladi Churna was traditionally used in respiratory affections, mild fever, acidity, and coughs. Sitopaladi Powder contains cane sugar, banslochan, pippali, cardamom, cinnamon and corn starch. Traditionally used for colds, congestion and bronchial conditions.

  • Talisadi Adding talisa, black pepper and ginger to Sitopaladi's ingredients, this compound is considered useful for coughs, sore throat and bronchial conditions. Talisadi Churna is very effective in fighting common colds, cough, asthma, and helps to liquefy phlegm.

  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Alternifolia) can be used for general first aid uses such as cuts, burns, abrasions, insect bites, bee stings, rashes, impetigo, boils, sinus problems, sore throat, thrush, fingernail and toenail infections. Tea Tree Oil may be used for a sore throat by adding 3 to 6 drops of pure Tea Tree Oil to warm water and gargle. Repeat this up to 3 times daily.

  • Take up to 2 Tea Tree lozenges and allow them to dissolve slowly in your mouth. Repeat this treatment as often as required, alternating it with Goldenseal extract tincture.

  • Usnea is an antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, astringent, antiviral, and diuretic.

  • Wild Cherry bark soothes a cough. Often taken as a syrup or a tea.

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  • Drink antiviral teas. Eyebright, Elder-Flower, Linden-Blossom and Lemon Balm teas are all antiviral and sweat-inducing, helping to activate the body's own powers of resistance. Try drinking one of these teas at the very first sign of cold symptoms. Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of herbs and allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup, very hot, several times daily.

  • Ginger, Pau D'Arco, Slippery Elm, and Yarrow tea can help the common cold. Known world wide as a digestive aid, Ginger is one of the finest treatments available. Its roots are readily available in all stores this time of year and it is not expensive. A mild ginger tea can be used as an overall nerve tonic and digestive aid. In case you have not noticed, usually when you are nervous or stressed, your stomach does not work properly. Ginger is the treatment of choice. For a persistent cough, cut about an inch of ginger root, and chop, steep for four hours in four cups of off boil water with a little Lemon and Honey to taste. Drink a half cup of this tea three times a day, particularly before going to bed. Ginger tea is known to stimulate digestive juices, expel worms, and cure colds, sore throats, diarrhea, and nausea. I also enjoy making ginger-milk just before bed. Warm the milk with the fresh cut ginger root in it and let it steep and then drink it down. If feels good on my stomach and heats my body up. The warm milk acts as a nice sedative.

  • Sweat therapy helps the body produce a temporary fever that will destroy microbes, including viruses. Increased sweating flushes out waste products, lowering the risk of secondary bacterial infections and relieving congestion and headaches. One good sweat treatment: While in a hot bath, drink several cups of Ginger tea with Lemon and Honey.

  • Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum). Its name comes from the Greek work kapto, meaning I Bite! But because it is an antispasmodic as well as a stimulant, it is known to be intensely helpful in treating heart attacks. Most naturopathic physicians carry a cayenne tincture in their medical kit at all times. In Mexico it is frequently used as a seasoning because of its antibacterial qualities. Cayenne water to drink is great for sinus infections. Take it three times a day and within two days you should be feeling better. Cayenne is a potent stimulant and increases blood flow throughout the body making it an excellent remedy for colds and flu. As your circulation becomes more stimulated, you will notice a tendency to perspire, literally forcing the invading organisms out of your system. My favorite cold-flu remedy is a cayenne cocktail. This involves taking tomato or a blended vegetable juice (V-8-Like), preferably fresh prepared using a juicer, but canned will work in a pinch, and heat it until it is warm, like tea. Put it in a coffee mug and add about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper to the juice. Stir well and drink. It will be very warm and spicy to taste. Drink it while hot. You should begin to feel your congestion beginning to break up (such as your nose running) and it actually feels good on a sore throat. It will warm your stomach and your body, making you sweat. Drink several cups full during the day and before bed. It is a good remedy for when you are chilled from being outside (such as shoveling your sidewalk during a snow-storm) and you need to warm up on the inside quickly.

  • Cayenne is fairly hearty and easy to grow. Just put the little plants out in partial sun and keep them watered. As your peppers ripen you can tie them together on a long string and hang them in your kitchen for a nice decoration as they dry. When dry, you can use them one at a time as a seasoning or as a medicine. Just remove the seeds, chop the skins up in the blender and sprinkle a little of the powder in your chili or rice dishes , or mix with water and make a very dilute solution of pepper water and drink at the onset of any cold or flu. A word of caution must be given about handling these hot peppers (or any hot peppers, such as Jalapenos), once you touch them you need to scrub your hands, preferably with hot water and soap, to remove the pepper oils off of your fingers. Do not rub your eyes or any delicate skin tissue until you are sure you hands are clean. They can burn and irritate your eyes and other sensitive body parts. Also when you chop them in a blender, DO NOT BREATHE IN THE POWDER! Let the dust settle before you open the lid.

  • For throat infections, teas made from Sage, Myrrh, Thyme or Goldenseal soothe and tighten swollen mucus-secreting tissues in the mouth and throat and inhibit the growth of viruses and bacteria. Pour 1 cup of hot water over one of these herbs. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Gargle several times daily with the warm tea.

  • Sage (Salvia Officinalis). Sage takes its name from the Latin, meaning 'to be well', or 'to save'. Sage is considered a cure-all, especially for throat and lung disorders. It is a remarkable remedy for the mind and is known as a memory enhancing Herb. The elderly would benefit very well from a cup of sage tea twice a day to keep the mind and memory sharp. Sage tea is also a wonder for all digestive ailments including obesity. The Bedouins were known to scrub their teeth with a sage leaf every day to remove stains and keep the gums in good health. Sage should not be used if you are breastfeeding since it can help dry up your milk supply.

  • Sage likes the sun and a little bit drier conditions; however it is hearty in the herb garden and pest resistant. You can place your leaves flat, in a basket, place them in a well ventilated moderately sunny, window and use them all winter long as needed for teas, (one teaspoon per cup of water.) Use for seasoning turkey stuffing, or savory broths, and soups. Use for a gargle with warm water for a sore throat. Trying to loose a few pounds? Try adding to your water bottle some sage and fennel water, it will help. Just make a tonic by putting water in the sun for several hours with Sage and Fennel leaves, or pour hot, not boiling water over the leaves and let it steep just for an hour. You will have a lovely, gentle weight loss tonic.


    Extra Tip - Cider vinegar, Horseradish and Honey are proven remedies for colds. They contain expectorant components that inhibit the growth of bacteria, fight infection and speed healing. Mix 1 teaspoon of freshly ground Horseradish with 1 tablespoon each of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey. Take 1 teaspoon of the mixture, 4 times daily.


  • Wild Pansy (Viola Tricolor) grows wild in Europe, North Africa, the Near East, and parts of North America. When prepared as a tea or cough syrup, it is a good remedy for the common cold accompanied by fever, and for upper respiratory congestion. This is especially true if you have a dry cough along with the congestion. It has a high concentration of rutin, which strengthens capillary walls, and may have some beneficial effect in reducing arteriosclerosis. To make tea, pour 2 cups of hot water over 2 teaspoons of wild pansy and steep for 10 minutes. Strain. Drink a cup of the tea every 2 or 3 times a day after meals for a period of 8 weeks. As a cough syrup, make an infusion by adding 1.5 tablespoons of tea to 3/4 cup of water and 1.5 tablespoons of syrup. Take 1 tablespoon of this mixture 3 times daily.


  • COMMON COLD REMEDY

    The following is a recipe from Omaha Pagans to cure the common cold. Mix equal parts of the following herbs and place the mixture in capsules. Normal dosage is 2 or 3 capsules, 2 to 3 times per day. Caution: Do not mix this in a blender.



    HOT LEMON TEA

    If you are awake because you are coming down with a cold we recommend a steaming mug of hot lemonade. It's easy to make - you simply pour boiling water into a mug that contains the juice of half a fresh Lemon along with a teaspoon of Honey. It is quite delicious and soothing besides.




    HOT CITRUS & LIQUOR/LIQUEUR COLD REMEDY

    Take the juice of one Grapefruit, one Orange and one Lemon. Bring to a boil, stir in a teaspoon of Honey and a jigger of your favorite liquor - or liqueur. Absolutely delicious and effective for a nasty cold.




    ELDERBERRY COLD REMEDY

    Pure Elderberry Juice or Elderberry Extract added to water, heated it up, with added Lemon juice and Honey. Drink two cups before retiring. The hot tea from the flowers and/or juice from the berries promotes sweating, preferable adding on lemon juice and honey and is soothing for the upper respiratory infections, also considered to be anti-rheumatic, laxative and detoxifying. Twenty-percent of flu sufferers who used it showed significant relief of fever, muscle aches, sore throat, inflammation, coughing and other symptoms within 24 hours, and another 73-percent felt better after the second day.

    Elderberry is recommended for upper respiratory infections and headaches associated with colds. It promotes sweating and can help to break a fever. Research has found that elderberry is effective against colds because it contains antioxidant flavonoids that protect cell walls against foreign substances.




    BLACK CURRANT TEA

    Pour boiling water over Black Currant fruit jam. Black Currant tea should be taken at the first sniff or cough of a cold.


    HOME COLD REMEDIES RECOMMENDED BY OUR NOMADIC FRIENDS (Gypsies & Others)

    Nomadic tribes, with their migratory way of life, are more exposed to the elements than those of us who live in solid houses. This has made them experts in treating colds and the flu, sore throats, bronchitis, and illnesses triggered by hypothermia. These are good remedies for those of us who have to be out in the winter elements in our jobs or even shoveling snow.

    If someone comes down with one of the many symptoms of a cold, do not look at the runny nose or the sore throat. Symptoms are a sign of a general ailment and we must realize that they are part of a whole. We must give the organism of the sick person the support it needs to fight the infection effectively from the inside.

    Nomadic people do not take a cold lightly. They make sure that even such a trivial illness, like a runny nose, is well treated and properly cured. Most important is absolute bedrest! Although for us, with our fast and busy paced days, absolute bedrest will be considered a nuisance; but only in bed, where warmth supports perspiration, can a cold be treated successfully. Sometimes it might take only a few hours.

    WRAPS & ANTIOXIDANT JUICES

    Wrap the patient in a "Spanish coat". The wrap can be a robe-like garment made from pure linen. It aids perspiration, which opens the pores and helps the body rid itself of illness-causing germs. Start right away with one helping of Thyme-Iodine Tonic and Acid Air Remedy. Drink plenty of fresh Orange juice or any other freshly squeezed fruit juice with lots of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Fresh Carrot juice is absolutely recommended. Drink lots of liquids to flush out toxins through the kidneys. These can be herb teas, water or warm broths. To increase kidney activity, drink a Dog Rose (Rosa Canina) & Chamomile tea blend. To generate new energy take Heal-Everything Tonic.

    MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Juicing


    ROSE HIP SYRUP

    The recipe distributed by The British Ministry of Food, 1943: 'The Hedgerow Harvest' for 2 pounds (900 grams) of Rose Hips (Rosa Canina is recommended):
    • Boil 3 pints (1.7 liters) of boiling water.
    • Mince hips in a course mincer (food processor) and put immediately into the boiling water.
    • Bring to boil and then place aside for 15 minutes.
    • Pour into a flannel or linen crash jelly bag and allow to drip until the bulk of the liquid has come through.
    • Return the residue to the saucepan, add 1.5 pints (852 ml) of boiling water, stir and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
    • Pour back into the jelly bag and allow to drip.
    • To make sure all the sharp hairs are removed put back the first half cupful of liquid and allow to drip through again.
    • Put the mixed juice into a clean saucepan and boil down until the juice measures about 1.5 pints (852 ml), then add 1.25 (560 grams) of sugar and boil for a further 5 minutes.
    • Pour into hot sterile bottles and seal at once.

    The resulting syrup can be used as a flavoring for milk puddings, ice-cream or almost any sweet, or diluted as a drink.

    Hints:

    If corks are used these should have been boiled for 1/4 hour just previously and after insertion coated with melted paraffin wax.

    It is advisable to use small bottles as the syrup will not keep for more than a week or two once the bottle is opened.

    Store in a dark cupboard.




    An illness, like a cold, will take a different course for different people. However, it will always take the route through a person's weak spot (for me it is my lungs). This is why one remedy is more effective for one person than another. It is also recommended to switch between remedies, teas, inhalations, liniments, because this will stimulate the body's immune system.




    ACID AIR REMEDY

    Mix Apple Cider Vinegar or Wine Vinegar with water at a ratio of one to two (1 part vinegar with 2 parts water). Bring mixture to a boil and let it evaporate in the bedroom.




    COLDS & CHILLS, BRONCHITIS RECIPES

    Thyme-Iodine Tonic
    Pine Resin Milk
    Anise-Willow Bark Tea
    Onion Milk
    Dog Rose-Chamomile Tea
    Yarrow-Elderberry Tea


    COUGH & SORE THROAT RECIPES

    Cough Remedy Tea
    Lemon-Salt Gargle
    Cough Salve
    Honey Candy
    Eucalyptus Facial Steam

    SINUS INFECTIONS & LARYNGITIS RECIPES

    Thyme Steam
    Lemon Oil
    Heal Everything Tonic




    THYME-IODINE TONIC

    Use 1 tablespoon of Thyme per cup of water. Pour boiling water over thyme. Steep for 13 minutes. Let cool to lukewarm, and add 2 drops of Iodine.
    This tonic should be taken only once!Caution:People with hyperthyroidism should not take this remedy.

    This is truly a magical tonic. It sets a wave in motion that may stop infectious germs in their tracks. But do not delay taking this tonic even for just an hour...as in all things, timing must be right.




    ANISE-WILLOW BARK TEA

  • Anise
  • Linden blossoms
  • Black Elderberry blossoms
  • Rosemary
  • Willow bark, ground

  • Mix 1 handful of anise, linden blossom, black elderberry blossoms, and rosemary with 1 tablespoon of ground willow bark. Use one tablespoon per cup of tea. Cover mixture with boiling water. Steep for 13 minutes. Sip one cup of tea two or three times a day. This tea will make you sweat/perspire. Therefore, the patient must remain in bed. After the sweating has subsided, quickly rub the patient with a sponge dipped in cold water and wrap him or her in a previously warmed towel.




    DOG ROSE-CHAMOMILE TEA

  • Dog Rosehips
  • Chamomile blossoms
  • Juniper berries
  • Italian Parsley Root

  • Mix 1 handful of dog rose hips with 1/4 handful of parsley root and cut into small pieces. Add one handful each of the blossoms and the berries. For one cup of tea, cover 1 tablespoon of the mixture with boiling water. Steep for 13 minutes. Drink 1 to 3 cups of tea daily. This tea stimulates the kidneys.




    YARROW-ELDERBERRY TEA

  • Yarrow, leaves and flower tops
  • Elderberry Flowers
  • Peppermint


  • Mix yarrow, elderberry and peppermint and cover mixture with boiling water. Steep for 13 minutes. Drink tea frequently with absolute bedrest!




    ONION MILK

  • Onions
  • Clove
  • Brown Sugar
  • >Thyme twig
  • Milk or Soy Milk or Almond Milk


  • Slice three large onions, discarding only the very outer skin, and layer them in a pot. Add 1 clove, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 twig of thyme. Cover with water and simmer at least 2 hours. Strain and squeeze out the onion juice through a cheese cloth. Mix 1/2 cup of onion juice to 1/2 cup of hot milk. Drink 2 to 3 cups daily.




    PINE RESIN MILK

  • Pine Resin (Frankincense Resin)
  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Honey
  • Milk or Soy Milk or Almond Milk

  • Dissolve 1 teaspoon of pine resin, 1 drop of lavender oil, and 1 spoonful of honey in 1 cup of warm milk. Drink 1 cup three times daily.

    Frankincense resin powder added to water or a tea is traditionally used to treat coughs. Modern research confirms that it contains phytochemicals that stop the production of leukotrienes that cause constricted airways and inflammation. Frankincense is often described as a stimulant, but its action are only similar to those of stimulants in relieving the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, colds, and flu. For asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colds, flu, and laryngitis, use 2 to 3 drops of essential oil or tincture in 1 ounce of carrier oil. Rub the mixture or use as a plaster on chest for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, and cold, and on throat for laryngitis. You can also add 2 to 3 drops to vaporizer water for use in steam inhalation.




    COUGH TEA REMEDY

  • Thyme
  • Eucalyptus leaves
  • Sage
  • Black Elderberry Blossoms

  • Mix one handful of thyme and eucalyptus leaves and 1/2 handful sage and black elderberry blossoms. Steep in boiling water for 13 minutes. Drink one cup three to six times daily.




    COUGH SALVE

    Mix 1/2 cup each of Pine Resin (Frankincense Resin) and cold-pressed Olive Oil to a creamy consistency. Add 7 drops of Thyme Oil. Smooth the salve onto the chest and back, cover with cotton padding, and wrap the upper body warmly.




    EUCALYPTUS OIL INHALATION THERAPY

    Eucalyptus Oil is helpful for relieving congestion. Put 5 drops in a hot bath, or put 6 drops in 2 cups of boiling water and inhale the steam. It is best to remove the boiling water from the stove, then place a towel over your head and inhaled deeply through your nose for 3 to 5 minutes (be careful not to get too close to the source of the hot steam - it can cause burns). Rosemary and Sage essential oils can be added to the Eucalyptus Oil to aid in breaking up congestion.

    EUCALYPTUS-CYPRESS FACIAL STEAM

    Grind 1 handful of Cypress Fruits (Cupressus sempervirens) or use a few drops of Cypress Essential Oil with a wooden mortar and pestle. Cut up 1 handful of Eucalyptus Leaves (or Eucalyptus Essential Oil) and mix. Add 2 quarts of cold water. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain. Hold your face over the steam and inhale deeply. Cover your head with a towel so the steam cannot escape.




    LEMON-SALT GARGLE

    Mix the juice of a Lemon with 1 pinch of Sea Salt. Add 1 tablespoon of the mixture to a glass of water. Gargle a few times daily.




    HONEY CANDY

    Chew on a thumb-size piece of Honeycomb as long as possible. Discard leftover wax from the comb. Use the Lemon-Salt Gargle and Honey Candy together.




    THYME STEAM

    Make a thyme tea with 1 handful of Thyme; let boil for three minutes. Remove from flame, strain, and add 5 drops of Bergamot Oil. With a towel covering your head, inhale the steam.




    GARLIC-LEMON OIL

    Crush 2 Garlic Cloves in a small bowl, add two tablespoons of Olive Oil, and mix well. Add juice of one Lemon to the oil in small drops. Take 1 teaspoon three times a day. This remedy has been well tested by people who use their voices with gusto - laughing, singing, & talking.




    HEAL EVERYTHING TONIC

    This tonic is assigned to the Sun. It gets its power from the mistletoe that grows on oak trees. About two thousand years ago, Druids, as the white-clad priests of the Celtic tribes were called, worshipped this unusual evergreen plant with its pale berries. They considered them to possess magical powers. Harvesting the plant must be exactly timed to the night of the full moon that follows the winter solstice. It is important to harvest the plant on this particular night, since the best energies are then available to the plant. This tonic is a preventative. Take it even in the absence of any problems, because it strengthens the heart and the circulatory system. It also stimulates the metabolism. If your blood-pressure is too high, it will help to lower it, if it is too low, it will help to raise it. Heal Everything Tonic activates the body's immune system, increases the strength of body and mind, gives us courage and health, and helps us defend ourselves against diseases. Belief in the mistletoe plant's magical powers runs through European folklore. In Germany it is known by various names - witch bride - thunder-broom - evergreen - wintergreen - wood-of-the-cross - and healing-all-ailments. In English it is sometimes called heal-all and devil's fugue. Caution: Mistletoe berries are poisonous; do not eat them.

  • 2 handfuls European Mistletoe leaves
  • 7 Garlic Cloves
  • Dry White Wine
  • Beeswax


  • Immediately after they are picked, crush two handful of mistletoe leaves by hand into small pieces and fill a dark brown bottle with them. Add 7 garlic cloves, fill the bottle with dry, white wine, close the top with a natural cork and seal with beeswax. The bottle is then buried one foot deep in the ground and left for 28 days. Point the top of the bottle towards east. After one moon cycle the tonic will have matured. Take one liqueur glass of the tonic twice daily, in the morning on an empty stomach and at night before retiring. Caution: Mistletoe berries are poisonous; do not eat them.


    HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

    Consider using homeopathic remedies for cold symptoms. Check with a homeopathic practitioner for exact dosages.

  • Calcarea Carbonica is excellent for sore throats, colds and bronchitis.
  • Anas Barbarine (also available as Oscilococcinum from Boiron), Ferrum phosphicum (if there is a fever, and HP2 from Metagenics (a liquid homeopathic combination remedy) are also good for treating the common cold.
  • Bryonia 30C for chest colds with irritability and raw-feeling sinuses.
  • Aconitum 6C for severe symptoms at a cold's onset, dry fever, restlessness, hard pulse and thirst.
  • Allium Cepa 6C for profuse burning, watery nasal drip and watery eyes.
  • Gelsemium 6C for lethargy, headaches, fever with chills and swollen tonsils.


  • Take 5 to 10 pellets 3 times daily until the symptoms subside.





    rose hips are high in vitamin C
    TO STRENGTHEN RESISTANCE

    High doses of vitamin C may help the body fight off incipient infections. Echinacea Extracts and zinc also boost resistance, helping to prevent and treat viral infections. Include extra C-rich foods in your diet - Rose Hips, Lemons, and Black Currants, for example. Take Vitamin C, Echinacea or Zinc as soon as you feel a cold coming on.


    DIET & NUTRITION RECOMMENDATIONS

    Since there is no cure for the common cold, the best approach is prevention. Once a cold has a firm grip on you, it is hard to stop it. You can, in theory, catch a cold from yourself. When your immune system weakens from factors such as stress and a poor diet, viruses can take hold. These viruses are opportunistic and lie dormant in the body, taking hold when the immune system is at its weakest. Stress is often a factor. Reduce your stress as much as possible and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet of raw fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and little, if any animal proteins, especially red meats.

  • Zinc lozenges taken as often as every two hours at the beginning of a cold may help reduce the length of time you have the cold (from 9 days average to 4 days average). Medical researchers at Dartmouth College gave a group of 35 cold sufferers zinc lozenges, and told these individuals to take a lozenge as often as every 2 hours. Another 35 cold sufferers were given placebos. The zinc takers' colds subsided in an average of 4 days, while the control group struggled with their colds for another 9 days.

  • Take Vitamin C and Zinc lozenges at the first sign of a sore throat or stuffiness in the head or nose. This can shorten the duration of a cold, and may even stop it altogether. The possibility for real cold relief may lie in substances such as interferons, natural proteins that the body produces in response to viral infection. Interferons seen to improve the respiratory tract's ability to ward off viruses. Vitamin C promotes interferon production. Take the Zinc-Vitamin C lozenges every 2 to 3 hours for the first day of cold symptoms. Continue every 3 hours until symptoms subside.

  • For colds and flu, avoid extreme changes in temperature. Keep warm and dry. Stay off dairy products (ie. milk, cheese, cream) as these encourage mucous production, causing postnasal drip. Drink plenty of water and fresh natural juices eg. citrus - grapefruit, orange.

  • Bovine Colostrum, taken in the cold and flu season, may help to ward off infection. Colostrum known for its powerful healing factors offers optimal health. Colostrum research proves a wide spectrum of immunoglobulins, antibodies, and accessory immune factors. Colostrum offers help for: auto-immunity (Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Allergies, Asthma) immune deficiency, Cancer, Inflammation, etc. plus offers Growth Factors to benefit Athletes and Body Builders (speeds tissue healing).

  • To encourage mucous membrane circulation, brush your tongue with a toothbrush 2 or 3 times daily to improve circulation in the mucous membranes. This helps defend against infection and reduces cold symptoms. Also irrigate your nasal passages with salt water (gargling with salt water helps sore throats) to moisturize the membranes and loosen mucus.

  • Sip hot liquids such as turkey or chicken broth. You should add lots of fresh Garlic, fresh chopped Onions, and Cayenne Pepper to your broth. These add extra cold-fighting attributes to the liquid. Drink hot herbal teas, such as Echinacea Tea, Ginger Tea (Ginger Root slices in hot water or hot milk) or fresh Lemon juice in hot water.

  • Drink Potato Peeling Broth twice a day - make it fresh daily. You can add a Carrot or a stalk of Celery to your drink. Again, adding fresh Garlic and Onions with Cayenne Pepper will enhance it's healing capabilities.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Therapeutic Liquids

  • A study done between 1999 and 2000 in Florida has shown that taking antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E, Beta-Carotene, Selenium, Zinc, fructooligosaccharides, and Protein can significantly reduce the chance of getting an upper respiratory tract infection. This is particularly important for older adults due to their reduced efficiency of their immune systems. It has also proven to be useful in increasing the effectiveness of flu vaccine. This was originally published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


  • SOOTHING LEMON & HONEY HOMEMADE DRINK

    Ingredients:
    Top up with boiling water, stir well. Sip while still warm before bedtime


    SALT WATER RELIEF GARGLE

    Gargle: 2 teaspoons of Salt in 1 glass boiling water. Cool and use as a gargle.

    SALT WATER NASAL RINSE

    For the relief of congestion in the nasal passages, use a salt water nasal rinse to wash out the nose and throat.

    Take 1 teaspoon Salt plus 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda in 500 ml boiling water. Dissolve and cool. Pour a little into cupped hand and throw up into nostrils. Breathe in gently. Repeat 3 times. Extend head backwards and allow solution to run down the back of the throat. Repeat once more and sniff and spit out into basin. Do this 3 times daily.


  • Remain as active as possible. Not only is staying in be for ordinary sniffles unnecessary, but it will probably make you feel worse. Moving around helps to loosen built-up mucus and fluids. Unless you have a fever, a brisk walk or any other type of moderate exercise should make you feel better.

  • Congestion, cough, and/or sore throat are signs of a cold, but if these symptoms occur together with fever or fatigue, you may have the flu. If your cold lasts more than 7 to 10 days, or if you have excessive chest congestion, have your health care provider check you out for bacterial infections, including pneumonia.


  • STEAM INHALATION FOR CONGESTION

    To relieve congested chest and cough, try a steam inhalation remedy.
      1.5 liters (or quarts) boiling water in bowl
      Add 1 teaspoon Menthol (Vicks or Friar's Balsam)

    Sit with head over bowl and towel over head. Breathe steam in deeply; cough up and spit out chest mucus as it comes up. Continue until there is no more steam. Do this 2 times daily.


    NATURAL MIXTURE FOR DRY OR WET COUGH

    Ingredients:
    Mix together 1:1:1 in small bottle and shake before you use it. Take 1 teaspoon every time you cough.


    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the dosages recommended in this section are for adults. For a child between the ages of 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended amount. For a child between 6 and 12, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under the age of 6, use 1/4 the recommended amount.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement
    Suggested Dosage
    Comments
    Essential
    ACES Plus Zinc
    As directed on label. Contains Vitamins A, C, and E plus the minerals Selenium and Zinc

  • ACES Plus Zinc Antioxidant Supplement Products
  • Echinacea
    &
    Goldenseal
    Extract
    For Adults: 1 dropperful tincture in mouth, hold it for 5 minutes, then swallow, every 3 h ours for 3 days.

    For Children: 8 to 10 drops in mouth, hold it for a few minutes (as long as possible) and then swallow, every 2 hours for 3 days. Use non-alcoholic tincture.
    Builds immune system and fights microbes.

  • Echinacea Herbal Supplement Products
  • Goldenseal Herbal Supplement Products
  • Vitamin A
    15,000 IU daily. If you are pregnant, do not exceed 10,000 IU daily. Helps heal the inflamed mucous membranes and strenthens the immune system.

  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Beta Carotene
    & Carotene Complex
    15,000 IU daily Beta Carotene. Carotene complex, as directed on label. An antioxidant and precursor of Vitamin A. Antioxidants and free radical scavengers.

  • Beta Carotene & Carotene Complex Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C
    With
    Bioflavonoids
    5,000 to 20,000 mg daily in divided doses. See Ascorbic Acid Flush. Fights the cold virus infection and boosts the immune system function. Use a buffered form for children as calcium ascorbate.

  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Bioflavonoids Supplement Products
  • Zinc
    75 mg daily.
    For Lozenges: One 15-mg lozenge 5 times daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements..
    Enhances and stimulates immune function to fight the virus. Zinc is absorbed quickly in lozenge form. Kee these on hand and use them at the first sign of a cold.

  • Zinc Supplement Products
  • Important
    L-Lysine
    500 mg twice daily, on an empty stomach. Take with water or juice. Do not take with milk. Take with 50 mg Vitamin B-6 and 100 mg Vitamin C for better absorption. Aids in destroying viruses and preventing cold sores in and around the mouth. Caution: Do not take longer than 6 months at a time.

  • Lysine Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-6 Supplement Products
  • Vitamin C Supplement Products
  • Garlic (Kyolic)
    2 tablets 3 times daily, with meals. Acts as a natural antibiotic and immunity enhancer.

  • Garlic Herbal Supplement Products
  • Free Form Amino Acid Complex
    As directed on label. Supplies needed protein in a form that is rapidly absorbed and assimilated. Use a sublingual form.

  • Amino Acid Complex Supplement Products
  • Helpful
    Acidophilus
    Or
    Kyo-Dophilus
    As directed on label. Take on an empty stomach for easier access into the small intestine.. Helps to maintain healthy intestinal flora. Use a non-dairy formula.

  • Acidophilus Supplement Products
  • Fenugreek
    &
    Thyme
    2 Capsules 3 times daily. Rids nasal passages of mucus.

  • Fenugreek Herbal Supplement Products
  • Thyme Herbal Supplement Products
  • Maitake
    Shiitake
    Or
    Reishi
    As directed on label. To boost immunity and fight viral infection.

  • Maitake Herbal Supplement Products
  • Mushroom Complex Supplement Products
  • Reishi Herbal Supplement Products
  • Shiitake Herbal Supplement Products
  • Multivitamin
    And
    Multimineral Complex
    As directed on label. All nutrients are needed in balance for healing and for immune response.

  • Multivitamin Supplement Products
  • Multimineral Supplement Products
  • Kelp
    1,800 to 3,600 mg daily. A rich source of important vitamins, minerals, and trace elements.

  • Kelp Herbal Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex
    50 to 100 3 times daily. Amounts of individual vitamins in a complex will vary. For healing and to reduce stress.

  • Vitamin B-Complex Supplement Products
  • Olive Leaf Extract
    As directed on label. Antibiotic and antiviral properties.

  • Olive Leaf Herbal Supplement Products
  • Colloidal Silver
    As directed on label. Natural antibiotic and antiviral properties.

  • Colloidal Silver Supplement Products





  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • Congestion develops in the chest, it is best to consult with your health care provider, as chest (lung) infections can be serious.

  • Your fever goes above 102°F for more than 3 days, consult with your health care provider.

  • Yellow or white spots appear in the throat, if the lymph nodes under the jaw and in the neck become enlarged, and/or if chills and shortness of breath occur, consult with your health care provider.

  • Allergies can cause symptoms that mimic those of colds and flu. Allergy testing is recommended.

  • A child has frequent colds or bouts with the flu, he or she should be checked for thyroid function.

  • A child's temperature is low, consult with your health care provider.






  • COMMON COLD SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS


    Information, products and supplements for the relief of the common cold which include symptoms of head congestion, nasal congestion, sore throat, coughing, headach, sneezing and watery eyes.

  • Acidophilus Supplement Products
  • Bee Propolis Supplement Products
  • Beta Carotene Supplement Products
  • Bitter Melon Herbal Products
  • Brigham Tea Herbal Products
  • Carotenoid Complex Products
  • Cayenne Herbal Products
  • Cold Relief Supplement Products
  • Colostrum Supplement Products
  • Elderberry Herbal Products
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil Products
  • Eucalyptus Herbal Products
  • Garlic Herbal Products
  • Ginger Herbal Products
  • Grapefruit Seed Herbal Products
  • Honey Products

  • Horehound Herbal Products
  • Hyssop Herbal Products
  • Kelp Herbal Products
  • Lemon Herbal Products
  • Menthol Supplement Products
  • Selenium Supplement Products
  • Silver Biotics Supplement Products
  • Sitopaladi Herbal Products
  • Talisadi Herbal Products
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil Products
  • Usnea Herbal Products
  • Vitamin A Supplement Products
  • Vitamin B-Complex Products
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    COLD & FLU RELIEF PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    HerbsPro: Kids Cough & Cold Relief Liquid, Nighttime Formula, Homeolab, 100 ml
    HerbsPro: Chest Cold Relief Homeopathic, NatraBio, 1 fl. oz.
    Provides natural homeopathic relief for the symptoms of coughs, hoarseness, fever, sore throat, bronchitis and congestion. Natural homeopathic medicine. 20% USP Alcohol.
    HerbsPro: Childrens Multi-Symptom Fever & Cold Syrup, Grape Flavor, Novartis Consum Hlth Inc, 4 fl. oz.
    Cold and flu symptoms relief of fever, runny and stuffy nose, aches and pains, sore throat and cough.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Cold Relief, Zand, 4 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Pro-50, Zand, 4 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: Honey-B-Anise Sore Throat Syrup, Thayers, 4 fl. oz.
    Throw away drug store cough syrups forever with Thayers Honey-B-Anise Sore Throat Syrup. This old fashioned demulcent formula is for temporary relief of minor discomfort and protection of irritated areas in the mouth and throat (soothes coughs away). Both grandmothers and apothecaries have used honey as a cold therapy for generations, and we still use it today. Its marvelous sweetness and mild antiseptic qualities combine to soothe away the raw, raspy feeling that comes with a sore throat.
    HerbsPro: Night Time Cold & Flu Syrup, Sambucol, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic night time syrup relieves the symptoms of cold and flu while providing a restful night's sleep. Fast relief from sinus congestion, cough, aches and pains, fever and chills, sore throat, sleeplessness, and headache.
    HerbsPro: Children's CF Cough & Cold Relief Syrup, Robitussin, 4 fl. oz.
    Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to drain bronchial tubes. Temporarily relieves these symptoms occurring with a cold, nasal congestion, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation. For children ages 4 and over. Non-drowsy. Dosage cup included.
    HerbsPro: Cold N Cough Syrup 4 Kids, Hylands, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic 100% natural medicine providing fast acting multisymptom safe and effective relief of chest congestion, cough, sleeplessness, sneezing, sore throat, and runny nose. Sugar free with no artificial colors or flavors. Safe for children ages 2 years and up.
    HerbsPro: Complete Cold N Flu 4 Kids, Hylands, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic 100% natural relief of cough and chest congestion, fever and chills, and sore throat. Sugar free and dye free. Safe for children ages 2 years and up.
    HerbsPro: Adult 12 Hour Cough Relief, Orange Flavor, Delsym, 5 fl. oz.
    Extended-release suspension cough suppressant that temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants. The impulse to cough to help you get to sleep. Alcohol-free. Contains no fever reducer or pain reliever. Dosing cup included.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Pro-50, Zand, 8 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cough Liquid, Cherry Flavor, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves cold symptoms, cough, runny nose and sneezing. Nighttijme cough relief. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Cherry Flavor, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Original, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Defend Cold & Cough Night, Hylands, 8 oz.
    Homeopathic medicine providing safe and effective relief of sleeplessness, congestion, cough, and sneezing. Non-drowsy formula, dye free, alcohol free, sugar free. 100% natural quick dissolving tablets.
    HerbsPro: Cold N Cough 4 Kids, Day & Night Value Pack, Hylands, 8 oz.
    A fast acting multisymptom relief homeopathic formula for the relief of cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat. For children age 2-plus. 100% natural, sugar free, safe and effective.
    HerbsPro: Kids Cough & Cold Relief, Homeolab, 8.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kids Cough & Cold Relief, Nighttime Formula, Homeolab, 8.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Alcohol Free Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid, Soothing Berry Flavor, Vicks, 12 oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, sore throat, headache, minor aches and pains, fever, runny nose and sneezing. May cause marked drowsiness.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Liquid Cherry, Vicks, 12 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Original, Vicks, 12 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nite Time Cold & Flu Liquid, Sunmark, 12 fl. oz.
    Gluten free multisystem relief of pain and fever. Cough suppressant.
    HerbsPro: Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold Liquid, Cherry Flavored, Coricidin HBP, 12 fl. oz.
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. Relieves sore throat and cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, pains, headach and fever.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Cold Relief, Zand, 16 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: Alka Seltzer Plus Day Severe Cold, Cough & Flu Powder, Berry Fusion, Bayer, 6 Packets
    For the temporary, fast relief of nasal congestion, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat.
    HerbsPro: Alka Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold & Flu Powder, Honey Lemon, Bayer, 6 Packets
    For the temporary, fast relief of nasal congestion, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat, runny nose, and fever.
    HerbsPro: Alka Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus & Cold Powder, Berry Fusion, Bayer, 6 Packets
    For the temporary, fast relief of sinus and nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat, and fever.
    HerbsPro: Vicks Nyquil Severe Cold & Flu Caplets, Proctor & Gamble, 12 Caplets
    Nighttime relief of headaches, fever and sore throat, minor aches and pains, nasal and sinus congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose and cough. New maximum strength.
    HerbsPro: Cepacol Maximum Numbing Sore Throat Plus Cough Relief Lozenges, Mixed Berry, Airborne, 16 Lozenges
    Temporarily relieves sore throat, sore mouth, minor mouth irritation, pain associated with canker sores, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquicaps, Vicks, 16 Caps
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing.
    HerbsPro: Nite Time Cold Flu Relief, Sunmark, 16 Caps
    A multi-symptom formula relieves cold and flu symptoms so you can rest. Pain reliever. Fever reducer. Cough suppressant. Nasal decongestant.
    HerbsPro: Chest Congestion & Cough Non-Drowsy Liqui-Gels, Coricidin Hbp, 20 L-Gels
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. An expectoran, cough suppressant relieves chest congestion and cough. Non-drowsy lquid-gels.
    HerbsPro: Maximum Strength Flu Tablets, Coricidin Hbp, 20 Tablets
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. Relieves body aches, pains and headache, fever, cough, and runny nose.
    HerbsPro: Daytime Cold Flu Relief, Sunmark, 24 Softgels
    A non-drowsy multi-symptom, non-drowsy formula relieves major cold and flu symptoms. Pain reliever. Fever reducer. Cough suppressant. Nasal decongestant.
    HerbsPro: Day & Night Multisymptom Cold Softgels-Tablets, Coricidin Hbp, 24 Count
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. Day relieves chest congestion and cough. Night relieves runny nose and sneezing, cough, body aches, fever.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Cold Relief Lozenges, Tangerine, Zand, 30 Count
    Homeopathic support to help relieve minor cold symptoms including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, sneezing, congestion.
    HerbsPro: Dayquil & Nyquil Combo Pack Cold & Flu Relief, Vicks, 48 Caps
    Multisymptom relief of aches, fever and sore throat, nasal congestion, cough. Nighttime relief of aches , fever, and sore throat, sneezing, runny nose and cough.
    HerbsPro: Mentho-Lyptus Drops, Cherry Flavored, Halls, 80 Drops
    Temporarily relieves: cough due to a cold; occasional minor irritation or sore throat. 15 calories per drop. Soothes nasal passages. Advanced Vapor Action. Fast relief: starts working within 10 seconds.
    HerbsPro: Complete Cold N Flu 4 Kids, Hylands, 125 Tabs
    Homeopathic natural relief of body aches and headache, cough and congestion, fever and chills, and sore throat. Safe and effective.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Colds & Flu Relief Products
    Amazon: Tea Tree Therapy Eucalyptus Chest Rub Products
    Tea Tree eucalyptus chest rub it is a 100% natural treatment to ease nasal congestion, enhance breathing and provide relief.
    Amazon: Nutribiotic Throat Spray Cold Relief Products
    A natural formulation designed to promote healthy conditions in the mouth and throat. Nutribiotic Throat Spray provides protection from sore throat due to germs.
    Amazon: Umcka Cold Care Products
    Umcka Cold & Flu Berry Syrup combines two clinically tested natural ingredients into one complete, multi-action cold and flu formula. Clinically tested, Umcka Cold Care Menthol Syrup shortens the duration and reduces the severity of symptoms associated with the common cold and throat, sinus, and bronchial irritations. Umcka Cold & Flu Orange Syrup combines two clinically tested natural ingredients into one complete, multi-action cold and flu formula. Umcka Cold & Flu Berry Chewable Tablets combine two clinically tested natural ingredients into one complete, multi-action cold and flu formula. Umcka Cold & Flu Orange Chewable Tablets combine two clinically tested natural medicines into one complete, multi-action cold and flu formula. Umcka Cold Care Alcohol Free Drops is clinically tested with Pelargonium sidoides shortens the duration and reduces the severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations. Umcka Cold Care Chewable Tablets, Cherry Flavor and Menthol Flavor shortens the duration and reduces the severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations. Umcka Cold Care provides effective relief of upper respiratory tract irritations. Unlike other remedies that simply mask symptoms, Umcka Cold Care helps you recover faster. Umcka Cold Care, Original Formula Drops shortens duration and reduces severity of symptoms associated with the common cold and throat, sinus, bronchial irritations. Shortens duration & reduces severity of upper respiratory symptoms. Umcka Cold Care, 99% Alcohol Free, Homeopathic Cherry Flavor Syrup shortens duration and reduces severity of symptoms associated with the common cold and throat/sinus/bronchial irritations. Umcka ColdCare is a natural cold flu remedy that will helps you recover faster. Umcka Cold Care, 99% Alcohol Free, Sugar Free, Grape Flavor Syrup is clinically tested UMCKA shortens the duration and reduces the severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations. Umcka Cold Care Soothing Hot Drink shortens the duration and severity of nasty colds. Flavored with natural cherry and menthol for a soothing effect, and sweetened with Xylitol in a delicious, immune-boosting homeopathic formula. Umcka Cold Care hot drink at the first sign of cold or flu. Umcka is derived from the plant Pelargonium sidoides, a flowering herb native to Africa. For centuries, the roots of this herb have been used to combat respiratory infections; bronchitis, colds, and sore throats.



    COUGH RELIEF PRODUCTS

    HERBSPRO PRODUCTS

    Liquids & Syrups

    HerbsPro: Kids Cough & Cold Relief Liquid, Nighttime Formula, Homeolab, 100 ml
    HerbsPro: Reboost Cough Relief, MediNatura, 125 ml
    Homeopathic cough relief made with natural ingredients to relieve chest congestion and cough.
    HerbsPro: Cough Relief, NatraBio, 1 fl. oz.
    A homeopathic combination therapy to help relieve coughs due to colds, bronchial irritation, flu, inhaled irritants and sore throat without causing drowsiness.
    HerbsPro: Chest Cold Relief Homeopathic, NatraBio, 1 fl. oz.
    Provides natural homeopathic relief for the symptoms of coughs, hoarseness, fever, sore throat, bronchitis and congestion. Natural homeopathic medicine. 20% USP Alcohol.
    HerbsPro: Cough & Bronchial Congestion Homeopathic, Liddell Laboratories, 1 oz.
    Coping with the discomforts of a cough and bronchial congestion is easier when you have a specialized therapy designed just for your symptoms. Just start spraying this modern formula at the first sign of symptoms. Cough & Bronchial Congestion is the safe, natural way to get relief you need. Relieves symptoms associated with cough and bronchial congestion, such as coughing, mucus buildup, feeling of tightness in chest, soreness.
    HerbsPro: Kid-E-Kare Cherry Cough & Throat, North American Herb & Spice, 1 oz.
    A dietary supplement raw honey enhanced.
    HerbsPro: Children's Cough, King Bio Natural Medicines, 2 oz.
    Homeopathic natural medicine. No side effects. Revolutionary taste free medicine.
    HerbsPro: Adult 12 Hour Cough Relief, Grape Flavor, Delsym, 3 oz.
    An alcohol free cough suppressant in in an extended release suspension.
    HerbsPro: Adult 12 Hour Cough Relief, Orange Flavor, Delsym, 3 oz.
    An alcohol free cough suppressant in in an extended release suspension.
    HerbsPro: Childrens Cough Plus Mucus Relief Syrup, Natural Grape Flavor, Zarbees, 4 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Childrens Multi-Symptom Fever & Cold Syrup, Grape Flavor, Novartis Consum Hlth Inc, 4 fl. oz.
    Cold and flu symptoms relief of fever, runny and stuffy nose, aches and pains, sore throat and cough.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Cold Relief, Zand, 4 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Pro-50, Zand, 4 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: Kids Cough Relief Syrup, Similasan, 4 fl. oz.
    Naturally sweet original Swiss formula for multisystem relief of dry tickling cough, fever, hoarse throat, and nasal congestion. For kids 2 and up.
    HerbsPro: Kids Cough Mucus Relief Syrup, Similasan, 4 fl. oz.
    A naturally sweet original formula with 100% natural active ingredients for kids 2 and up. Used for loosening mucus, cough & fever relief, chest and head congestion.
    HerbsPro: Cough Relief For Adults, Similasan, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic medicine for cough relief, fever reduction, nasal decongestant, multisystem with 100% natural active ingredients in a non-drowsy formula.
    HerbsPro: Children's Cough & Mucus Relief, Cherry Flavor, Sunmark, 4 fl. oz.
    An alcohol free cough suppressant and expectorant for ages 4 to 12 for controlling cough, relief of chest congestion, thinning and loosening mucus.
    HerbsPro: Childrens Pain Relief Plus Multi-System Cold Oral Suspension, Grape Flavor, Sunmark, 4 oz.
    Pain reliever, fever reducer, cough suppressant, nasal decongestant. Gluten free.
    HerbsPro: Umcka Cold & Flu Orange Syrup, Natures Way, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic 98% alcohol-free (1.4% Alcohol) multi-action formula for the natural relief of aches, pains, congestion, cough, fever, runny nose, and sore throat. Non-drowsy, sugar-free syrup suitable for children. Pelargonium sidoides 1X plus Alpha CF.
    HerbsPro: Umcka Elderberry Intensive Cold Plus Flu, Natures Way, 4 fl. oz.
    Multiaction relief of aches, pains, fever, congestion, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Non-drowsy formula suitable for children. Soothing syrup 99% alcohol free.
    HerbsPro: Honey-B-Anise Sore Throat Syrup, Thayers, 4 fl. oz.
    Throw away drug store cough syrups forever with Thayers Honey-B-Anise Sore Throat Syrup. This old fashioned demulcent formula is for temporary relief of minor discomfort and protection of irritated areas in the mouth and throat (soothes coughs away). Both grandmothers and apothecaries have used honey as a cold therapy for generations, and we still use it today. Its marvelous sweetness and mild antiseptic qualities combine to soothe away the raw, raspy feeling that comes with a sore throat.
    HerbsPro: Night Time Cold & Flu Syrup, Sambucol, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic night time syrup relieves the symptoms of cold and flu while providing a restful night's sleep. Fast relief from sinus congestion, cough, aches and pains, fever and chills, sore throat, sleeplessness, and headache.
    HerbsPro: Children's CF Cough & Cold Relief Syrup, Robitussin, 4 fl. oz.
    Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to drain bronchial tubes. Temporarily relieves these symptoms occurrin with a cold, nasal congestion, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation. For children ages 4 and over. Non-drowsy. Dosage cup included.
    HerbsPro: Cough Relief Liquid, Long-Acting, Fruit Punch Flavor, Robitussin, 4 fl. oz.
    An alcohol-free, long lasting cough relief liquid for children ages 4 and over. Relievs cough up to 8 hours.
    HerbsPro: Cough & Cold Relief Liquid, Long-Acting, Fruit Punch Flavor, Robitussin, 4 fl. oz.
    A non drowsy, long acting liquid for the relief of runny nose and cough up to 8 hours. For ages 6 andover.
    HerbsPro: Honey Cough Syrup 4 Kids, Hylands, 4 fl. oz.
    Great tasting 100% natural homeopathic with less than 0.1% alcohol. Safe for children ages 2 years-plus. Fast acting multisystem relief of chest congestion and cough. Safe and effective with no artificial colors or flavors.
    HerbsPro: Cold N Cough Syrup 4 Kids, Hylands, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic 100% natural medicine providing fast acting multisymptom safe and effective relief of chest congestion, cough, sleeplessness, sneezing, sore throat, and runny nose. Sugar free with no artificial colors or flavors. Safe for children ages 2 years and up.
    HerbsPro: Complete Cold N Flu 4 Kids, Hylands, 4 fl. oz.
    Homeopathic 100% natural relief of cough and chest congestion, fever and chills, and sore throat. Sugar free and dye free. Safe for children ages 2 years and up.
    HerbsPro: Adult 12 Hour Cough Relief, Orange Flavor, Delsym, 5 fl. oz.
    Extended-release suspension cough suppressant that temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants. The impulse to cough to help you get to sleep. Alcohol-free. Contains no fever reducer or pain reliever. Dosing cup included.
    HerbsPro: Adult 12 Cough Relief, Grape Flavor, Delsym, 5 fl. oz.
    Dextromethorphan polistirex extended release suspension in an alcohol free liquid.
    HerbsPro: Zumka Elderberry Cough & Cold Nighttime Relief, Zand, 8 fl. oz.
    An alcohol free homeopathic cough syrup for multisystem relief including cough, congestion and restless sleep.
    HerbsPro: Zumka Elderberry Cough & Cold Syrup, Zand, 8 fl. oz.
    An alcohol free homeopathic natural cough syrup with Sambucus Extract for multisystem relief including cough, congestion, and runny nose. Non-drowsy formula.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Pro-50, Zand, 8 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.
    HerbsPro: Dayquil Cold Flu Multisymptom Relief Liquid, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Multisymptom relief of cough, aches, fever, & sore throat, nasal congestion. Non-drowsy, alcohol free, antihistamine free formula.
    HerbsPro: Children's Nyquil Cold Cough Multi-System Relief Liquid, Vicks, Cherry Flavor, 8 fl. oz.
    An alcohol free, aspirin free and acetaminophen free formula providing multisystem relief of sneezing, runny nose, and cough.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cough Liquid, Cherry Flavor, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves cold symptoms, cough, runny nose and sneezing. Nighttijme cough relief. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Cherry Flavor, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Original, Vicks, 8 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Defend Cold & Cough Night, Hylands, 8 oz.
    Homeopathic medicine providing safe and effective relief of sleeplessness, congestion, cough, and sneezing. Non-drowsy formula, dye free, alcohol free, sugar free. 100% natural quick dissolving tablets.
    HerbsPro: Cold N Cough 4 Kids, Day & Night Value Pack, Hylands, 8 oz.
    A fast acting multisymptom relief homeopathic formula for the relief of cough, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat. For children age 2-plus. 100% natural, sugar free, safe and effective.
    HerbsPro: Kids Cough & Cold Relief, Homeolab, 8.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Kids Cough & Cold Relief, Nighttime Formula, Homeolab, 8.5 fl. oz.
    HerbsPro: Dayquil Cough Liquid, Vicks, 12 fl. oz.
    An alcohol free, antihistamine free cough suppressant with Dextromethophan HBr providing non-drowsy cough relief up to 8 hours.
    HerbsPro: Dayquil Cold Flu Multisymptom Relief Liquid, Vicks, 12 fl. oz.
    Multisymptom relief of cough, aches, fever, & sore throat, nasal congestion. Non-drowsy, alcohol free, antihistamine free formula.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Alcohol Free Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquid, Soothing Berry Flavor, Vicks, 12 oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, sore throat, headache, minor aches and pains, fever, runny nose and sneezing. May cause marked drowsiness.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Liquid Cherry, Vicks, 12 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu Nighttime Relief, Original, Vicks, 12 fl. oz.
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing. Alcohol 10%.
    HerbsPro: Nite Time Cold & Flu Liquid, Sunmark, 12 fl. oz.
    Gluten free multisystem relief of pain and fever. Cough suppressant.
    HerbsPro: Nighttime Multi-Symptom Cold Liquid, Cherry Flavored, Coricidin HBP, 12 fl. oz.
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. Relieves sore throat and cough, sneezing, runny nose, body aches, pains, headach and fever.
    HerbsPro: SilvaSolution Cold Relief, Zand, 16 fl. oz.
    For the temporary relief of minor cold and flu symptoms, including sore throat, bronchitis, cough, runny nose, headache and body aches.


    Packets, Lozenges, Tablets & Capsules

    HerbsPro: Cough & Throat Relief, Apple Spice, Zarbees, 6 Packets
    HerbsPro: Cough & Throat Relief, Honey Lemon, Zarbees, 6 Packets
    HerbsPro: Alka Seltzer Plus Day Severe Cold, Cough & Flu Powder, Berry Fusion, Bayer, 6 Packets
    For the temporary, fast relief of nasal congestion, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat.
    HerbsPro: Alka Seltzer Plus Night Severe Cold & Flu Powder, Honey Lemon, Bayer, 6 Packets
    For the temporary, fast relief of nasal congestion, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat, runny nose, and fever.
    HerbsPro: Alka Seltzer Plus Severe Sinus & Cold Powder, Berry Fusion, Bayer, 6 Packets
    For the temporary, fast relief of sinus and nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat, and fever.
    HerbsPro: Vicks Nyquil Severe Cold & Flu Caplets, Proctor & Gamble, 12 Caplets
    Nighttime relief of headaches, fever and sore throat, minor aches and pains, nasal and sinus congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, runny nose and cough. New maximum strength.
    HerbsPro: Expectorant Cough Suppressant Extended Release, Mucinex Dm, 14 Tabs
    Controls cough, thins and loosens mucus.
    HerbsPro: Total Sore Throat Cough Lozenges, Wild Cherry, Chloraseptic, 15 Lozenges
    Soothing liquid center suppresses cough up to 4 hours, cools nasal passages. Sugar free, fast acting relief.
    HerbsPro: Total Sore Throat Plus Cough Lozenges, Sugar Free, Wild Cherry, Chloraseptic, 15 Lozenges
    Soothing liquid center suppresses cough up to 4 hours, cools nasal passages. Sugar free, fast acting relief.
    HerbsPro: Cepacol Maximum Numbing Sore Throat Plus Cough Relief Lozenges, Mixed Berry, Airborne, 16 Lozenges
    Temporarily relieves sore throat, sore mouth, minor mouth irritation, pain associated with canker sores, cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold.
    HerbsPro: Cough Relief Plus Soothing Action Lozenges, Sugar Free, Cherry Flavor, Delsym, 16 Lozenges
    Cough relief lozenges have a soothing action to relieve sore throat and quiets cough.
    HerbsPro: Dayquil, Vicks, 16 Liquicaps
    Multisystem relief of aches, fever and sore throat, nasal congestion and cough.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold & Flu Nighttime Relief Liquicaps, Vicks, 16 Caps
    Temporarily relieves common cold/flu symptoms: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation; sore throat; headache; minor aches and pains; fever; runny nose and sneezing.
    HerbsPro: Nite Time Cold Flu Relief, Sunmark, 16 Caps
    A multi-symptom formula relieves cold and flu symptoms so you can rest. Pain reliever. Fever reducer. Cough suppressant. Nasal decongestant.
    HerbsPro: Cough Drop, Extra Strength, Glacier Mint, Ricola, 19 Drops
    A powerful cough relief, cough suppressant drops with natural menthol and soothing syrup center.
    HerbsPro: Dual Action Drops, Cherry, Ricola, 19 Drops
    Cough suppressant drops with soothing cough and throat relief.
    HerbsPro: Chest Congestion & Cough Non-Drowsy Liqui-Gels, Coricidin Hbp, 20 L-Gels
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. An expectoran, cough suppressant relieves chest congestion and cough. Non-drowsy lquid-gels.
    HerbsPro: Maximum Strength Flu Tablets, Coricidin Hbp, 20 Tablets
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. Relieves body aches, pains and headache, fever, cough, and runny nose.
    HerbsPro: Cough Drops, Original Herb, Ricola, 21 Drops
    Ricola original herbal formula cough and throat drops from Switzerland fights coughs naturally, and effective relief cough suppressant, and soothes sore throats,
    HerbsPro: Echinacea & Green Tea Cough Drops, Sugar Free, Ricola, 24 Drops Bag
    Ricola sugar free cough and throat drops from Switzerland provides naturally effective relief, fights coughs naturally, a cough suppressant, and soothes sore throats.
    HerbsPro: Dayquil, Vicks, 24 Liquicaps
    Multisystem relief of aches, fever and sore throat, nasal congestion and cough.
    HerbsPro: Nyquil Cold Flu NIghttime Relief, Vicks, 24 Liquicaps
    Nighttime relief of aches, fever and sore throat, sneezing, runny nose and cough.
    HerbsPro: Daytime Cold Flu Relief, Sunmark, 24 Softgels
    A non-drowsy multi-symptom, non-drowsy formula relieves major cold and flu symptoms. Pain reliever. Fever reducer. Cough suppressant. Nasal decongestant.
    HerbsPro: Day & Night Multisymptom Cold Softgels-Tablets, Coricidin Hbp, 24 Count
    Decongestant free cold relief for people with high blood pressure. Day relieves chest congestion and cough. Night relieves runny nose and sneezing, cough, body aches, fever.
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