During cold and flu season, many of us are searching for that miracle pill that will help us feel better. In my opinion, there are a few natural cold remedies that can help at this time. The most important one on my list is called Andrographis Paniculata. This is a plant that’s grown in South Asian countries, and has been used in countries such as India for its medicinal powers for centuries. It is widely used in Scandanavian countries, and now more and more Americans are starting to use it, as well.
This herb has shown to be antiviral, to boost the immune system, and, therefore, to both prevent and treat symptoms of the cold, flu, respiratory infections and sinus infections. The plant is used to treat symptoms like a stuffy nose, sore throat, swollen tonsils, cough, etc. It has also been used as a fever reducer.
You can either brew it as a tea and drink a tablespoon three to four times per day, or buy it in capsule forms. You need 1200 mg per day, or take a 400 mg three times per day.
I personally found Andrographis when I had a sinus infection that would not go away. I was recommended this pill by a homeopathic practitioner, and after researching it online, decided to give it a try. I was very surprised when my sinus infection was gone in less than four days.
Since then, anytime my husband or I feel a cold coming on, we start taking the capsules along with some other remedies (which I will share in other blogs) and symptoms usually disappear within 24 hours.
Try this brand: Paradise Herbs Andrographis
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