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Cough, Cold & Flu

Taking Echinacea to Treat Colds: Benefits & Side Effects

Taking Echinacea to Treat Colds: Benefits & Side Effects

Getting a cold? There is a simple herbal remedy that can help stop it in its tracks -- fast. The roots and sometimes the flowers of echinacea, a beautiful member of the sunflower family also known as a purple coneflower, make an important medicine used widely to treat colds, flu, bronchitis, and all types of infections....

8 Natural Remedies Available at Home

8 Natural Remedies Available at Home

It is given that many fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients that are needed by the body, but there are some other foods out there that could relieve the most common daily problems, such as rashes and hiccups. And what’s great about them is that they are readily available at home. You know what these foods are? There are actually plenty of them, but we’ve listed seven below. 1. Aloe Vera Gel If you accidentally burnt yourself touching the cookie pans, grab some aloe vera gel and apply it to the affected area. The gel effectively soothes the inflammation and creates a new layer of skin that protects the burn from the air, which may potentially cause irritation. 2 Coconut Oil For your chapped lips, coconut oil is...

Natural Remedies for Colds and Flu

There is a variety of herbs, supplements, and food remedies that have been used for centuries to prevent colds and flu, reduce symptoms, or shorten the duration of colds and flu. Some of these time-honored remedies are showing promising results in research studies. Here is a rundown of some of the most popular natural remedies....

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The Magic Traditional Chinese Herb – Fights Off Infections

This Chinese root is shown to stimulate the white blood cells that fight infection, says Andrew Weil, MD. A study published in 2007 found that astragalus appears to boost immunity in mice. And a pilot study suggests that the herb may have similar effects in people. However, keep in mind that astragalus may take 6 to 8 weeks to reach its full effect. ...