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lymenotlite
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Got it a couple of days ago and have been taking a lot of vitamin C as well as UMCKA Cold Care.

Can anyone recommend a good herb or vitamin or other remedy? It's now misery upon misery.

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Tammy N.
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I think Source Naturals Wellness Formula is excellent.
Feel better!!

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Zinc lozenges (antioxidant, supports body's attacks on all infections)

Vitamin A (antioxidant, supports body's attacks on bacterial infections)

Vitamin D (fights all infections)

L-Lysine (fights viruses)

Elderberry (fights viruses)

Oscillococcinum (homeopathic "flu" remedy that helps with fever, achiness, sore throat, cough, etc.)

Hot (not boiling) lemon water with a little Stevia extract (use fresh squeezed lemon; breaks up mucus and congestion)

Fenugreek tea (expectorant and thins mucus)

Essential oils (diffuse, or apply topically if diluted with vegetable oil):

Thieves (blend) - fights all infections
Purification (blend) - fights all infections
Lemon - strong antiseptic
Thyme - strong antibacterial/antifungal
Peppermint - antiviral
Melissa - antiviral
Oregano - fights all infections
Eucalyptus Radiata - excellent decongestant, fights colds/flu

Hot bath soaks with epsom salts and/or baking soda

Dry skin brushing

Lots of rest

Lots of fluids

Saline nasal rinsing - washes away bacterial/viral microbes and mucus

Xlear - xylitol-based nasal spray that helps prevent bacteria from sticking to the nasal mucus membranes

Avoid sugar in all forms

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lpkayak
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i use elderberry elixer in green tea

the xclear has worked for me too...but it is poison to dogs...be careful

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Marz
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I press 1 clove garlic into a cup.

Juice one apple plus 2 carrots and add to cup, stir.

If I do this early, when coming down with the cold it works.

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Zicam works every time for me.

Feel better soon [Smile]

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beaches
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I am keeping all these great remedies in a file!

I would also recommend home-made chicken soup. Of course when you're not feeling well, who feels like making anything?

But if you make chicken soup ahead of time, it freezes well and can be pulled out when you're sick.

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Yes, garlic is excellent.

Also, can cut up an onion and leave it sitting in a dish in the room. Supposedly, the onion absorbs the germs out of the air...

When my Mom was a kid, her Mom had her wear a bag of raw onion pieces in a sac tied around her neck when she had a cold...it helped.

Also, if there is a cough, a castor oil pack on the chest can help get rid of the gunk...castor oil pulls toxins out of the body.

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ecanacea (think that's how you spell it).

be careful with zicam. it can damage your nose. there's some kind of warning on it.

husband takes nyquil pm.

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Cold Calm by Bioron - homeopathic; helps me a lot if I begin using it with the first symptoms. It helps reduce the symptoms, and shortens the length of the cold.

Airborne - I use it with the Cold Calm. Together they both help.

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Olive leaf extract ! Powerful and a lot of science behind it . Do a search at pub med or NIH . I have doctor friends who use it too .

The other sure fire bet is mushroom capsules : reishii or maitaki or chaga . They stimulate white cells powerfully and are also researched scientifically . I think these are well worth the money and TRULY shorten infections like a virus or cold or flu ! I would take several capsules the first few days of an infection 5-6 .

If you go to iherb you can search these products and see the reviews ( many ) by users who testify they work.

With Olive Leaf, I would get the strongest percentage of OLEUPURIN available. Nature's Way has one particular formula that is 20 % oleuropein. CHECK THE LABEL for the EXACT percentage . Also , I take 6-7 capsules daily when an acute infection starts . You can do that safely for several days, but you will feel noticeably better FAST .

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Thanks for the great list!
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