Which Herb Will Treat Your Cold?

To feel full of vitality your body needs to be in a state of balance. When its systems are over or under-stimulated, your health will suffer.

Here are three health complaints that we are most commonly asked to treat at The Organic Pharmacy…

Colds and Flu

A cold is a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract caused by one of 120 viruses known as rhinoviruses. Influenza is also a virus and has similar symptoms, often more severe.

The treatment programme:

Cold symptoms include a headache, sore throat, cough, running or blocked nose, sinus pain and tiredness. Flu usually has all of these symptoms and also eye ache, glandular swelling and melancholy. It is important to treat the virus but also vital to strengthen the immune system against the infection.

Recommended herbs:

Use the following individually or in combination. Standard dosage is 15 drops of tincture (of each tincture, if you are combining remedies) in a little water or juice three times a day unless otherwise stated.

Take a combination of herbs, such as thyme, lemon balm, astragalus, St John’s Wort or olive leaf at the first symptoms. Repeat every one to two hours during the day, for at least two or three days.

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