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What’s new against colds and flu?

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Now that cold and flu season has arrived, you’ve likely begun hearing a lot about popular immune system helpers like echinacea, goldenseal, zinc and vitamin C — and for good reason. Years of solid research show that these natural remedies can help prevent a viral infection taking hold, and ease symptoms when one does slip [...]

Herbs for Kids: Researchers review data on effectiveness of remedies for kids

By | July 25th, 2015|HNU Archive|

A study in the March issue of The Journal of Pediatrics reviews the medical literature to provide information about the effectiveness of some of the most common herbal supplements for children. Researchers reviewed studies published from 1960-2003 that tested the effectiveness of common herbal supplements. While many popular herbal supplements have not been evaluated in [...]

Cold Buster! Patented ginseng extract reduces colds

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

The Canadian Medical Association Journal is set to publish a landmark double-blind, placebo-controlled study on the prevention and relief of upper respiratory infections. The clinical trial was conducted on a patented extract of ginseng, sold as the natural anti-cold remedy COLD-fX. The trial results show the ginseng extract reduced the incidence and frequency of recurrent [...]

Cleaner Hands: Tea tree oil wash kills more bacteria then regular soap

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

Skin washes containing 5% tea tree oil are more effective than regular soap at killing infectious bacteria on the skin, according to researchers at the School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. The finding may have particular relevance in healthcare settings, where proper hand washing plays a critical role in [...]

Chamomile Cure-All? Tea studied for a range of benefits

By | July 23rd, 2015|HNU Archive|

For centuries, people who’ve felt sick or stressed have tried drinking chamomile tea as a medicinal cure-all. Now, researchers in England have found new evidence that the popular herbal tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps. “This is one of a growing number of studies that [...]

Ginseng extract cuts risk of colds

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Recent clinical studies show an extract of ginseng may be able to significantly lower your risk of catching a cold or flu this season. A study at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk found the ginseng extract, known as CVT-E002 and sold as Cold-FX, helped prevent acute respiratory illness in older adults. In two [...]

Colds and canker sores? Try zinc

By | June 10th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Zinc is a trace mineral that supports a number of body systems, including the immune system. Recent clinical studies show that zinc can reduce the duration of a cold and may also help with chronic canker sores. At the Heritage Center in Utah, researchers studied the effects of zinc lozenges on school-aged children. During cold [...]

Oregano oil topples bacteria, parasites

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The cure is in the cupboard, according to Dr Cass Ingram in his 1997 book of the same title. Dr Ingram says that oil of oregano can be used to improve health due to its natural antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic qualities. This is because oil of oregano contains phenols as well as terpenes, alcohols [...]

Echinacea cuts cold time, symptoms

By | May 29th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Echinacea isn’t known as the “immune herb” for nothing! As two German studies prove, it has a well-deserved place on your natural cold remedy shelf. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 80 adult patients were given echinacea or a placebo at the first signs of a cold. For patients taking echinacea, the cold lasted [...]