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|Is there a cure for the common cold? The answer is a resounding YES!
Its a healthy immune system. Most natural approaches rely on boosting
immune system response. Echinacea, Goldenseal and Oregano are leading non-drug
remedies for colds and provide significant relief for most people. Do natural
remedies really work? According to more and more experts, the answer is
|The common cold is a viral infection, that can be caused by over 200 different
viruses which produce a general inflammation of mucus membranes in the respiratory
passages. It is running rampant in our modern society. According to the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) the common
cold infects Americans 1 Billion times a year. Adults average 3 - 5.6 colds
per year while children can have as many as 8.3 colds each year. The cost
to our health and economy is tremendous. It is the leading cause of doctor
visits and absenteeism.|
The key to preventing and treating the common cold is to boost and support
your immune system. By helping your body fight colds, you will be healthier
without the side effects associated with pharmaceutical OTC cold products.
Antibiotics & Herbs
We have all grown up in the era of Modern Medicine where a pill
is created to cure everything. With colds, many patients and physicians
believe the answer lies in antibiotics. Unfortunately, as viruses cause
almost all sore throats and colds, antibiotics are useless. In fact, pharmaceutical
antibiotics have a serious side effect. Their overuse has created drug resistant
bacteria, which we are unable to kill.
Botanical medicines may be the pill modern medicine is looking for. Working
in a number of powerful ways, they: stimulate the bodys own natural
defenses, make it more difficult for an infection to take hold and stay
in place, and have powerful anti-viral and antibacterial activities without
destroying our friendly intestinal bacteria. In cases where an antibiotic
is necessary, many herbs enhance the antibacterial effect.
Echinacea is widely regarded as the immune herb. Clinical studies
now demonstrate that the most potent of the echinaceas, Echinacea angustifolia
root, effectively combats symptoms of colds, flu, and other respiratory
infections. Research has proven its active constituents have a profoundly
beneficial action on the immune system. This is why echinacea is used to
restore normal immune function in chemotherapy patients.
Echinacea works with the body to combat and ultimately defeat various bacterial,
fungal, viral and protozoan infections. Symptoms normally associated with
these types of infections are decreased in duration and severity with use
This broadleaf herb has risen to a respected position with practitioners
above most herbs. The U.S.A. Pharmacopoeia listed it due to its medical
importance. Goldenseal use has transcended international borders to become
a worldwide favourite of herbalists and naturopathic doctors.
People often use goldenseal as a natural antibiotic, infection fighter,
immune system enhancer, and general health tonic. However, many feel this
unique plant can help with any problem.
Goldenseal effectively reduces swelling and helps in cases of upper respiratory
and urinary tract infections. It is commonly recommended for viral conditions
like colds, flu, sinus infections, and gastritis.
Native to Mediterranean regions, oregano has a highly deserved reputation
as a natural remedy. This common culinary spice has been used for centuries
to treat respiratory problems such as colds, flu, asthma, bronchitis, and
A powerful preventative and remedy for the common cold, oregano works to
on multiple levels to combat a cold. One of the most potent antiviral agents
known to man, oregano can kill most viruses on contact, including those
that cause the common cold.
Classified as an immune stimulant, oregano can increase the bodys
white blood cell function and lymph flow. These build the bodys immune
defenses, allowing it to better fight bacterial and viral infections.
Oregano acts to reduce the severity and may eliminate the annoying symptoms
of colds. These include chills, congestion, coughs, ear aches, fevers, sore
throat, muscle aches, and stuffy nose. According to Norman R. Farnsworth,
Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Chicago, thymol (found in oregano)
can be used to help loosen phlegm in the lungs.
Ending the Misery
Popular OTC pharmaceutical multi-symptom cold drugs are precisely the wrong
way to treat a cold, according to the FDAs Review Council on OTC Cold
Products. Why? Cold symptoms dont all appear at the same time. Therefore
multi-symptom drugs invariably lead to over medication.
Many experts now believe the best way to cure the common cold
is through a healthy, properly functioning immune system. By getting plenty
of rest and supplementing our diets to support our immune response, we can
avoid being miserable during the cold season.