Recent research has found that Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Echinacea play a vital role in preventing and treating the common cold by helping to maintain a healthy immune system.
Worldwide, about a billion people suffer from allergic diseases. Scary when you consider that before the Industrial Revolution, allergies were so rare that there is virtually no mention of them in any of the old medical texts.
If, despite your and your mother's best efforts, you're still struggling with a blocked nose, sinus headaches and a niggling cough, then perhaps you need to consider whether you're lacking these four super minerals, guaranteed to fight cold and flu:
During winter, it feels like you're constantly fighting off a sniffle or sore throat, eating oranges by the kilo and wearing a thick, carpet like coat in an attempt to keep the germs at bay.
If you are currently reading this from the safety of your electric duvet watching bad, daytime TV with a mound of damp tissues and a permanent sneeze, have no fear, we’ve rounded up 5 tried and tested, natural cold and flu treatments:
As the world’s most infectious disease, we’re all pretty resigned to the fact that we’re going to catch a cold at some point, (adults contract colds between twice and four times a year, and children up to 10 years) especially as winter starts to settle in.
As the temperature cools down, and parker jackets and boots come back in, so increases the spread of germs. Which is why it’s important to support your immune system and inflammatory response ahead of the winter season.
Her perm may be outdated, her email address nonexistent and her hearing dodgy, but when it comes to a cold, she’s been there, done that and got the handkerchief.
Here are five of her old fashioned cold and flu remedies that are actually spot on: