Research has failed to demonstrate that over-the-counter cold medications do much good; in fact, they can do harm.
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Herbs and minerals such as echinacea, elderberry and zinc can help reduce the duration of your cold.
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These lovely flowers are echinacea, a popular natural remedy for colds and flu.
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Steam inhalation can reduce nasal stuffiness and chest congestion. The addition of herbs can increase the steam’s healing effects.
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Of the many types of elderberry, only black elderberry has been studied as a cold remedy.
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