November 14, 2023
Q: Are there new herbal remedies to fight cold and flu?
A: Many modern formulations consist of multiple herbs and nutrients to take advantage of their synergistic abilities. This applies to the modern cold and flu remedies, many of which target the immune system, allowing it to escalate more quickly and respond more appropriately. AOR’s Cold & Flu rely on the actions of 3 herbs, South African Geranium, Tinospora, and Andrographis, all of which have deep traditions in ayurvedic medicine for respiratory infections. There is also some zinc and copper, which are required by white blood cells and immune cellular biochemical processes.
New Roots Herbal offers their “Vitamin C8“, which is a smart mix of antioxidants and enzymes. It consists of Japanese knotweed, Vitamin C, berry extract (for anthocyanidins), green tea, citrus bioflavonoids, cranberry, grape seed extract, rutin, bilberry, bromelain, papain, black pepper; the minerals, manganese, zinc, and selenium round off this highly useful complex. Both “Cold & Flu” and “Vitamin C8” can be used for prevention and treatment. Furthermore, they are both well-tolerated, so, once you have a differential diagnosis, they can easily be integrated into virtually any daily regimen. Check with us regarding other options, including mushroom and nutritional therapies.