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There is a lot to love about February (such as chocolate sales after Valentine's Day!). Yet it's the end of the sniffle season as well. Do you look for KO colds and influenza? Take these additions to your black belt shortcut.Sirup of Elderberry


Elderberries in syrup form have traditionally been used in a herbal arsenal against infections and have been studied by international travelers. More than 300 intercontinental travelers got either elderberry or placebo randomly.


Cold, long-term and symptoms have been diarised and pre- and post-travel surveys have also been completed by all participants. The most infections had also took place throughout the treatment group. Moreover, they had much longer colds and worse symptoms.



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The echinacea family is well known in the U.S., Canada and Europe, especially for the Echinacea purpurea family. According to a recent review published by Phytotherapy Research, its extracts have been historically used in wound curativity to improve immune function and to treat the respiratory problems caused by bacterial infections, and have antioxidant and antiviral properties



An interesting study compared the effectiveness of the oral microbacterial health of the hospitalized patients with two mouthwashing solutions — one containing equinacea and the other containing chlorhexidine. 70 patients between 18 and 65 years of age who were intubated received a four day mouthwash or chlorhexidine. "To decrease the oral microbial flora of intensive care patients, Echinacea solution was more successful. Given the advantages of [...] equinacea materials, chlorhexidine can be suggested as a viable alternative, "the researchers concluded.



Extract of pine bark



Pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) has also been investigated for its effect on the common cold, known because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 70 trials were tested for cold symptoms and potential complications in 77 participants taking 50 mg of Pycnogenol daily and 76 control subjects. There were fewer sick days and fewer days off in the supplementary party. Their use of countervailing drugs and the number of complications also declined



Oregano Oil



Oil from oregano can be considered their first aid against colds and flu, by people who do not hate strong flavors. Carvacrol is a potent oil, renowned for its antibiotics and antioxidant activity.



Moreover: 'Esperichia coli, salmonella, is especially effective against pathogens in foodstuffs


A recent report in Phytotherapy Research stated the Bacillus cereus. If you are uncertain how to use essential oil, consult a certified healthcare professional as for any improvements to your natural health regimen.




Flavirate



Recent review of 14 studies on flavonoid effects on URTI and immune function has shown that the frequency of URTI has decreased by 33 percent , compared with controls, and sick-day counts by 40 percent. There have been no side effects. For immune-support supplements, Flavonoids are a common ingredient.


You can perform a little dance by storing these and other natural health aids that fight cold and flu


At the perspective of a healthy winter infection.