Herbal Cold Remedies
What are the best herbal cold remedies? There are many which I will go through here, depending on your symptoms and needs.
A few years ago, after working way too hard with very little rest, I came down with a bad cold and flu. I called my friends who are also naturopaths for some suggestions. "Do you have this on hand?" they asked. "No." ''Do you have that on hand?" "No."
I learned my lesson! It's important to keep herbal cold remedies on hand, as they must be taken at the very first symptoms. Now I keep a few things (listed below) in my ''Natural Pharmacy'' and I haven't gotten sick since! Each time I feel a sore throat or any small cold symptoms coming on I take these herbs and kill it off before it sets in.
So worth the small investment!
I've also saved many clients from getting sick by recommending the following herbal cold remedies.
Echinacea and goldenseal extract
This will boost your immune system and keep the virus from multiplying. It is good for both viral and bacterial infections, colds and lowered resistance. Echinacea is pictured on the right.
Caution: Never take echinacea or goldenseal for more than a week at a
time. This is not something to be over used or when you need it it won't
be effective. People with cardio vascular disease, diabetes or glaucoma
should consult their doctor before taking goldenseal.
This is a native to Mongolia and China, it helps strengthen the immune system. It helps promote the multiplication of white blood cells that are vital for fighting infection.
Olive Leaf Extract
Olive Leaf Extract specifically enhances the immune system with its powerful neutralizing constituents, without harming beneficial bacteria.
Leaf Extract disrupts the growth of bacteria and viruses and also
stimulates the activity of important cells in the immune system that