1. Health

Readers Respond: Have you Tried Natural or Herbal Cold or Flu Remedies?

Responses: 3

By

Updated January 26, 2010

Millions of people use natural and herbal cold and flu remedies every year. Have you ever tried a natural or herbal remedy to help prevent or treat your cold or flu symptoms? If so, what did you use and why did you choose it? Share Your Story

The garlic cure

Have cured flu for years by chopping 1-2 cloves of raw garlic into a glass of water and drinking it. This seems to work only with RAW garlic as processing and heat seem to rob it of it's potency.
—Guest Bruyce S

Natural Cold Remedies That Work

Thankfully, I don't get colds a lot and I can't remember the last time that I had the flu. But for the few times that I get a cold, I remembered what my friends in Europe advised me to do: camomile tea is used by many people and yes, it does help with a cold. It's also pleasant tasting (if not bland!) and helps you relax as well. For full-blown colds, there's goldenseal tea which you can buy in any health food store. A friend's husband had bronchitis and it cured him. The joke is that the tea tastes so bad, that you'll want to get well immediately!
—Linda.longisland

Osha

Last year, after antibiotics, etc., didn't work for my pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, a Native American friend told me about Osha Root. Now, each time I start to get congested, have a cough, etc., I chew a walnut sized bit of Osha and it clears it right up. It is safe with all medicines, tastes just awful but it works. I chew it until the good is gone, spit it out and top it off with a big cup of Peppermint tea.
—Guest Marjorie

Share Your Story

Have you Tried Natural or Herbal Cold or Flu Remedies?

Receive a one-time notification when your response is published.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.