Natural, Effective Remedies for Colds and Flu

Learn about the best herbs, vitamins and simple strategies to stave off winter illnesses this cold and flu season.



Flowers
These lovely flowers are echinacea, a popular natural remedy for colds and flu.
RICK WETHERBEE
commercial medicine
Herbs and minerals such as echinacea, elderberry and zinc can help reduce the duration of your cold.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Medicine
Research has failed to demonstrate that over-the-counter cold medications do much good; in fact, they can do harm.
ISTOCKPHOTO/KUTAY TANIR
Steam
Steam inhalation can reduce nasal stuffiness and chest congestion. The addition of herbs can increase the steam’s healing effects.
ISTOCKPHOTO/LEAH-ANNE THOMPSON
Flu
Of the many types of elderberry, only black elderberry has been studied as a cold remedy.
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