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Homeopathic Cold Remedies This Flu Season

The common cold affects virtually all of us at some point during the winter season, and it’s no fun. It is caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory system. Typically, you will start to feel the symptoms one to two days after exposure. Although there is no cure and antibiotics will do nothing to kill the virus that causes it, you’re not powerless either. Before you reach for expensive and often ineffectual over-the-counter remedies, try one of these natural, homeopathic ways to alleviate your runny nose, cough, sneeze, fever, headache and sore throat symptoms. Best of all, homeopathic remedies are safe for everyone, including babies and people who are on prescription medications.

EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM

If your bones ache and you feel hoarse, try this remedy. It will help to relieve symptoms such as cough, tickling and pain in the chest and a dry, sore throat.

SABADILLA OFFICINALIS

This remedy is terrific for drying mucus membranes. If your cold features endless sneezing and a runny nose and perhaps even a feeling of a lump in your throat that makes swallowing difficult, reach for it.

ALLIUM CEPA

Ironically, this remedy that is made from onions also helps with the same symptoms you feel when slicing into one of these vegetables. This is, after all, the perfect illustration of the main principle of homeopathic medicine that “like cures like.” If your cold is the type involving constantly watery eyes, this is the cure for you.

PULSATILLA NIGRICANS

Has thick, yellowish-green mucus discharge started coming out of your eyes and nose, turning your sniffles into a horror show? You might even be coming down with a dry cough that plagues you at night as well as an ear infection. This homeopathic solution can address all of these symptoms.

OSCILLOCOCCINUM

Especially during the winter months, it is particularly easy to contract the common cold. In part, that’s because we tend to spend most of our time indoors in spaces that are not aired out frequently. If you feel like you have just walked into a viral petri dish and wish to take steps to prevent catching the bug, you can try this remedy. It’s widely available over the counter throughout the United States although the same is not the case in Europe and the UK.

Depending on what type of symptoms you are experiencing, it’s very likely that one of these homeopathic solutions will give you considerable relief. However, it never hurts to accompany them with the one thing your mom or grandmother always swore by: home-made chicken veggie soup. Warm, comforting and delicious, it can actually be a mild decongestant that also aids in reducing that achy feeling that comes from systemic inflammation. When you hit your common cold with this impressive arsenal of inexpensive, natural weapons, it doesn’t stand a chance.