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Be prepared for the cold and flu season by stocking your herbal medicine chest with a ready supply of herbs that are antibacterial, as well as those that help reduce fevers, break up congestion, quiet coughs, and soothe aches and pains.

We still cannot cure the common cold, but many families have their own trusted home remedies for colds that are treasured and passed down from generation to generation because they work so well. Grandma really did know best when it came to home remedies for colds. Herbal teas with lemon, eucalyptus, thyme and mint teas, served with a generous dollop of honey put to shame any store bought chemical concoctions sold at the drugstore. Homemade hot chocolate may be the best thing for a child with a cold and you don't have to hold their noses in order to get them to "take their medicine." My own favorites are the warming cordials made with black cherry, elder berries, spices and brandy. These warming, hardy winter drinks are fun to drink and share with friends, even if you don't have the sniffles.

Colds Remedies


See Also :
  • Air Fresheners : Once you get accustomed to the natural and marvelously real aromas of essential oils, you will never be duped into buying chemical ones again.
  • Bronchitis :A nagging cough that lingers and causes difficulty in breathing is often symptomatic of bronchitis.
  • Congestion :Congestion in the airways, lungs, sinus and chest makes breathing difficult and being sick even more miserable
  • Cough :Homemade cough syrups and herbal medicine teas make use of simple ingredients like honey and lemon infused with healing herbs.
  • Flu : Flu, or influenza is not just a severe cold, the flu is caused by a virus. The flu is very contagious, and preventative measures should include antiseptic and antiviral herbs.
  • Immune :Tonic herbs help to ward off colds and infections by boosting the immune system.
  • Sinus :The cold that lingers may not be just a cold. The congestion and headache may be signs of a sinus infection.
  • Sore Throat :Herbal teas, steams, and gargles are the perfect vehicles for delivering powerful herbal medicine right where you need it for a sore throat

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