It's still cold out there, which means cold & flu season isn't over just yet.
We are here to help you find natural solutions to beat those cold symptoms. You could even stay ahead of the game, by preventing a cold. There are plenty of homeopathic solutions to help build your immune system, which will help fight off all the pesky germs. Here are our three favorite all-natural medications that are sure to help you survive this cold & flu season.
Black Elderberry; Sambucus nigra is a flowering plant. Black Elderberries have been found to have properties that help fight cold symptoms as well as support immunity. It has become a popular option when finding homeopathic medications. Sambucol is a popular brand that has created the homeopathic remedy in syrup, lozenge, gummy, and tablet form. Though, we at Boerum Hill Chemist have found the most popular option for adults and children is the syrup form. As the Sambucol site explains the remedy is a fast acting and temporary relief to help you feel better as your body is recovering.
As the packaging clearly explains the formula is made with herbal extracts and pure wildflower honey. Raw honey is a natural anti-bacterial and is a popular option to mix in tea when you have a cough or sore throat. In the article What Are the Benefits of Wildflower Honey it states, "researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine claim that honey may offer more relief to those suffering from an upper respiratory infection and cough than for individuals taking an over-the-counter medication..." (Preble). Due to its healing properties honey is a natural cough suppressant and is full of antioxidants that help support your immune system. Olbas includes honey in many of their products and have become a favorite homeopathic brand for cold & allergy symptoms. Just choose from a variety of products such as, inhalers, oils, pastilles, lozenges, cough syrup, tea, salve, and herbal bath product.
Many mushrooms have properties that when ingested act as a boost to your immune system. The Host Defense Mushrooms website explains their immune support product has combined seventeen mushroom species. The species include, Royal Sun Blazei, Cordyceps, Enokitake, Amadou, Agarikon, Artist Conk, Reishi, Oregon Polypore, Maitake, Lion's Mane, Chaga, Shiitake, Mesima, Birch Polypore, Pearl Oyster, Split Gill Polypore and Turkey Tail. This homeopathic company has created one of the most potent and all-natural formulas that is basically a super boosting medication for your immune system. Will you become a superhuman? Well no, but you will have a greater chance of avoiding the dreaded cold & flu. Save some money on tissues and cough drops by investing in the capsules, extracts or syrups that Host Defense Mushrooms offer.
Come visit us at Boerum Hill Chemist 378 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217. You can check out more of our favorite cold & flu products. Also, feel free to ask us any questions or just chat about our various homeopathic products. We hope you stay strong this cold & flu season and remember it will be over soon. Then we can look forward to allergy season... fun!
References & Resources:Preble, Susanne. “What Are the Benefits of Wildflower
Honey?" LIVESTRONG.COM, Leaf Group,