Relieving Cold & Flu Symptoms with Common Household Ingredients

Last updated on September 15th, 2022 at 10:19 am

Basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, ginger, honey, lemon, onions and elderberry—it sounds like the start of an eclectic recipe, but these common, low-cost household ingredients can all help to relieve cough, cold and flu symptoms. Several winter ailments can be treated without ever leaving your house, and fortunately, one of our favorite docs, Lawrence Rosen, MD, has put together a cheat sheet for us in his article, “Simple, Safe and Natural Help for Cough, Cold and Flu Season, available now in the December 2012 issue of Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life: 24/seven. Dr. Rosen also suggesting inhaling eucalyptus oil to stimulate the senses and clear the nasal passages, fennel oil as an expectorant, and Oscillococcinum at the first sign of flu-like symptoms.

Searching for alternative treatments for other common conditions? Dr. Rosen’s new book, Treatment Alternatives for Children, offers several “top 10” lists of his favorite “spices, super ingredients, curative foods and beverages, indispensable oils, vital supplements, healing herbs and plants, helpful homeopathic medicines, and mind-body therapies.” As a pediatrician for the last 20 years, Dr. Rosen has “assembled a comprehensive reference guide for nearly 100 common illnesses, from allergies and asthma to sinusitis and sore throats.” Treatment Alternatives also offers side-by-side comparisons between conventional and alternative treatment options for these illnesses.

Launched in November 2010 by Joan Herrmann, host and executive producer of the “Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life” radio show, Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life: 24/seven is a free monthly digital magazine for “personal growth and self-empowerment.” For more information and to read past issues, click here.

About Dr. Rosen: Lawrence Rosen, MD, is a nationally recognized expert in pediatric integrative medicine and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine. He is the founder of the Whole Child Center, a revolutionary primary care practice in New Jersey. Appointed as clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Rosen is a graduate of New York Medical College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the pediatric columnist for Kiwi magazine and medical advisor for the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack UMC.

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