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Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

While there is no cure for respiratory infections, some remedies can be found courtesy of Mother Nature.
Echinacea is an herb touted as an immune system boosting remedy for various ailments, but medical trials show few signs that it has any beneficial affect.
Zinc is often believed to be an effective remedy for colds and the flu, but it comes with serious potential side effects.
Do vitamins make you feel better on a sick day? It may depend on how you use them.
Some signs of respiratory infection can be relieved with old-fashioned chicken soup.
Whether it's organic or conventional, tea may help ease your cold symptoms.
Looking for a remedy for a nagging cough? This classic cocktail may do the trick--in moderation.
Is garlic an effective remedy to treat cold and flu symptoms? Research is ongoing
For better health while sick, try a humidifier.
Saline drops are a natural remedy for improving your health when you are sick.
Neti pots can be effective remedies for improving your health during sickness.
If you have nasal congestion, peppermint oil--whether organic or conventional--can be an effective remedy for improving your health.
Gargling can work as a remedy for cough and other ailments, and may improve your health if you do it every day.
A nasal strip may not be a remedy for congestion, but it does improve your ability to breathe.
A low fever can help bring a quicker end to sickness, but your health could be at risk if the thermometer soars too high.
Sometimes you need to rest if you feel fatigued, but rest alone probably won't bring a quicker end to your sickness.

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Reviewed by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Natural Remedies for Cold and Flu

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