Saturday, November 20, 2010

My "natural" cold and flu season medicine cabinet

So cold and flu season has begun. This past week Olivia caught her first little cold. We nipped it in the bud with some great homeopathic remedies and other "natural" concoctions. Then Jason decided to get a sore throat a few days later, probably the same virus. So out to the store I went to get some adult natural remedies. We have had such success with them I want to share with you what is in my medicine cabinet for cold and flu season.
For Olivia I have Hylands C Plus Cold Tablets and Hylands Vitamin C Tablets. We followed the directions on the package and her symptoms (a fever and runny nose) were minimal four hours later. I am also giving her my homemade elderberry syrup once in the morning and once at night. In her sippy cup I put the cooled tea "cold care" for kids, she LOVED it!
For Jason it was a little bit more complicated. He has a harder time fighting colds since he had his spleen removed in high school so I wanted to make sure I got enough immune enhancing stuff to help reinforce his own natural immunity. After consulting my favorite book " Prescription for Nutritional Healing fifth edition" by Phyllis A Balch I ended up with the following items:

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1 comment:

  1. Loquat is for cough and lung in Chinese medicine. Sometimes i would take the Ninjiom Pei Pa Koa which is an extract of loquat when got sore throat.

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