Natural Relief for Colds and Flu

Where I live in Chapel Hill, NC, there is a free magazine called Natural Awakenings that had an interesting article I wanted to share with you.  I’m going to write it exactly as it was printed in the magazine.

With cold season in full swing, it’s good to know that we don’t have to rush to the nearest drug store to get relief. Using natural remedies – many of which may already be in the house – can be just as effective. Although such steps don’t claim to cure what ails us, they can bring comfort and often shorten the duration of illness by strengthening the immune system.  Here are six helpful tips:

Herbal Teas: Chamomile can help cold and flu sufferers relax and get much-needed rest. Hot ginger tea, spiced with cinnamon and a dash of cayenne, will keep the body feeling warm when we have the chills.

Sage: Gargling regularly with sage tea disinfects the mouth; sage-based inhalations further reduce inflammation of the mucous membranes.

Garlic: Garlic is a natural antibiotic that also stimulates the immune system and wards off complicatons such as bronchitis.

Homeopathy: The homeopathic remedy “Arsenicum album” helps when one feels chilly and exhausted. “Belladonna” is suggested when the symptoms are sudden and intense. “Bryonia alba” relieves headaches, coughs, and irritability. “Allium cepa” is good for watery discharge. Consult a holistic practitioner to determine potency and doses.

Humidifiers: Nothing irritates sensitive nasal passages and sore throats like dry air. Add a few drops of eucalyptus food-grade essential oil to a humidifier to help open airways and clear congestion,.

Moist heat compresses: when plagued by a throbbing head and difficulty in breathing through your nose, try applying warm moist compresses – perhaps with a drop of peppermint food-grade essential oil – to the cheeks and sinuses.

From my own experiences with allergies, I’ve found that two products, Neutriferon, and Alfalfa are amazing for keeping me, my family, and so many others healthy by building up our immune system, that I had to share it with you.

Yasuhiko Kojima, MD discovered interferon and its crucial role in building the body’s immune response in 1954. He then dedicated 40 years to finding a way to boost interferon production NATURALLY. His patented botanical blend is found in NUTRIFERON™. It’s exciting to think that the genius scientist who discovered interferon has worked with Shaklee to produce a supplement that we can take to keep our body strong.

Benjamin Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and I believe that is even more important now that we have so many chemicals in our water and air, we can’t avoid these harmful toxins so we need to keep our body strong so it can protect us from illness.

Wishing you well,



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