Holistic Shopping: Everyone knows how cold and flu symptoms can make us feel miserable. If left untreated our immune system may be put in peril. Here are a few of the products and remedies that are prudent to keep on hand to guard against and treat these winter ailments.
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Cleansing your nasal cavities with a neti pot relieves symptoms associated with colds, flu, sinus infections, nasal dryness, allergies, and other sinus irritations. It also helps reduce swelling of the nasal membranes. How to Use a Neti Pot
This product was created by a school teacher who was sick of catching colds from her students each year in the classroom. It consists of seven herbal extracts, antioxidants, electrolytes, amino Asics, and vitamin C. This fantastic product was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show!
Chicken Soup! This chicken soup recipe is perfect for the busy person who isn't able to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but still wants to have that home-cooked flavor.
This homeopathic medicine treates symptoms of flu (fever, chills, body aches and pain).
Vicks Vaporizer provides steam to penetrate your room to create a moist atmosphere to ease your breathing when suffering from flu and colds.
Colloidal Silver is somewhat controversial
in the healthcare arena, but I've found that it can be quite effective in the treatment of sore and scratchy throats.
Zinc lozenges are a natural choice for warding off a nasty cold, and these cherry flavored drops are convenient to keep inside your purse or pocket.
This penetrating and detoxifying bath formula helps sooth away body aches, relieve bronchial congestion, reduce chills and overall discomfort associated with the flu and colds. Its formula includes eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint, tea tree, echinacea, sage and lemon balm.
New Chapter has formulated a healing tonic which combines extracts of echinacea-species purpurea and angustifolia with ginger's 29 specific synergistic phytonutrients.
Eucalyptus is well known for its healing properties for treating the cold and flu.
I can't imagine anything more comforting than a cup of steamy chicken broth, but these chicken soup herb capsules by Practech may very well be a good alternative when you are away from the kitchen.