Natural, Effective Remedies for Colds and Flu

These natural, effective remedies for colds and flus will help you stay healthy. Put your immune system in top-notch form to fight colds and flu by employing a variety of natural methods for hastening recovery and easing symptoms, such as herbal remedies, water therapy and dietary supplements.

| December 2007/January 2008

  • Research has failed to demonstrate that over-the-counter cold medications do much good; in fact, they can do harm.
    Research has failed to demonstrate that over-the-counter cold medications do much good; in fact, they can do harm.
    Photo by Istockphoto/Kutay Tanir
  • Herbs and minerals such as echinacea, elderberry and zinc can help reduce the duration of your cold.
    Herbs and minerals such as echinacea, elderberry and zinc can help reduce the duration of your cold.
    Photo by Matthew T. Stallbaumer
  • These lovely flowers are echinacea, a popular natural remedy for colds and flu.
    These lovely flowers are echinacea, a popular natural remedy for colds and flu.
    Photo by Rick Wetherbee
  • Steam inhalation can reduce nasal stuffiness and chest congestion. The addition of herbs can increase the steam’s healing effects.
    Steam inhalation can reduce nasal stuffiness and chest congestion. The addition of herbs can increase the steam’s healing effects.
    Photo by Istockphoto/Leah-Anne Thompson
  • Of the many types of elderberry, only black elderberry has been studied as a cold remedy.
    Of the many types of elderberry, only black elderberry has been studied as a cold remedy.
    Photo by Plantstock.com

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

Learn about natural, effective remedies for colds and flus: The best herbs, vitamins and simple strategies to stave off winter illnesses this cold and flu season.

Natural, Effective Remedies for Colds and Flu

Few people make it through the winter without a scratchy throat and an annoying runny nose. You can’t very well hold your breath all winter, but you can put your immune system in top-notch form to fight colds and flu by employing a variety of natural methods for hastening recovery and easing symptoms, such as herbal remedies, water therapy and supplements.

Common Cold and Flu Causes

The reasons many of us get winter colds and flu are numerous: One, we’re indoors with other people while windows and doors are closed. Two, viruses causing most respiratory infections are always mutating, and our immune systems have trouble handling these ever-changing germs. Three, viruses can survive on non-porous surfaces for hours. If you turn a door handle recently touched by a sneezing, sniffling person, then lift a hand to your nose, you’ve infected yourself. Four, some respiratory viruses, notably influenza, become airborne when someone coughs. You only need to inhale three tiny viruses to become sick.

Several families of viruses cause colds. This viral mafia produces runny nose, sneezing, sore throat and cough. Though symptoms are usually mild and gone within a week, colds produce rampant absenteeism from work and school.



Influenza is not as common as colds, and vaccines can help prevent the infection. Two main types of influenza viruses — A and B — cause most cases of the flu. Influenza viruses spread in the air and via direct contact. Flu symptoms are usually dramatic, with sudden onset of chills, fever and muscle aches. Nasal congestion is not as marked, but the cough can take weeks or even months to resolve.

Take to the Waters

When you come down with a cold or the flu, your respiratory tract works hard to expel the invading viruses along a veritable “Slip ’n Slide” of mucus. Rather than drying those mucus secretions with an over-the-counter antihistamine, it’s better to accelerate the healing process by thinning them, thus making it easier to expel them.

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