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Do you know that several traditional medicines help provide cold relief? They do not work on severe colds or flus and are most effective when they are taken at the first sign of the onset of a cold. Their effects may be limited once the cold takes hold. These plants are echinacea, yarrow, goldenseal, coltsfoot leaf, and dandelion root. To use these cold relief herbs, steep one tablespoon of herbs in one cup of hot water. Remember, this is a medicine, not just a nice cup of tea. It is best taken before bedtime. These herbs can be found at most health food stores and some pharmacies. You can take them singly or in combination.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|