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What’s new against colds and flu?

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 [...]

What’s new against colds and flu? 2015-09-09T13:49:26+00:00

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

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 [...]

Herbs for Kids: Researchers review data on effectiveness of remedies for kids 2015-09-09T13:49:29+00:00

Cold Buster! Patented ginseng extract reduces colds

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 [...]

Cold Buster! Patented ginseng extract reduces colds 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

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

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 [...]

Cleaner Hands: Tea tree oil wash kills more bacteria then regular soap 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

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

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 [...]

Chamomile Cure-All? Tea studied for a range of benefits 2015-09-09T13:49:32+00:00

Vitamin E Cuts Colds: Elderly protected when they supplement, research says

While most people pop a vitamin C to keep the common cold away, research shows that vitamin E may also play a role in the fight. In a recent study on nursing home residents, researchers found that those who supplemented with vitamin E were 20% less likely to get a cold and also had fewer [...]

Vitamin E Cuts Colds: Elderly protected when they supplement, research says 2015-09-09T13:50:27+00:00

Ginseng extract cuts risk of colds

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 [...]

Ginseng extract cuts risk of colds 2015-09-09T13:50:31+00:00

Colds and canker sores? Try zinc

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 [...]

Colds and canker sores? Try zinc 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

Oregano oil topples bacteria, parasites

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 [...]

Oregano oil topples bacteria, parasites 2018-02-15T15:53:40+00:00

Echinacea cuts cold time, symptoms

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 [...]

Echinacea cuts cold time, symptoms 2018-02-15T15:53:42+00:00

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