Holistic cold and flu remedies
To keep yourself from wheezing and sneezing all winter long, try using nature as a resource to prevent colds or the flu before they hit. Most natural remedies take a holistic approach — rather than waiting until you're running a fever and miserable, you can boost your immune system through preventative methods. At the first onset of symptoms — whether it's a tickle in your throat or a runny nose — try a solution and avert a full-blown, raging cold.
We have many items free of chemicals and derived substances that help soothe and strengthen as well. Our knowledgeable staff can guide you through our health and body care department and answer questions so you can bolster your medicine cabinet before cold season settles in.
Remedies for you and your family
While we have a variety of tinctures, homeopathic capsules and many other products, the following three items are popular for their effectiveness:
- Umcka Cold Care
Made from a species of geranium unique to South Africa, Umcka shortens the duration of your cold and reduces the severity of throat, sinus and bronchial irritations.
- Boiron Oscillo
Oscillococcinum® (Oscillo®) can reduce the duration and severity of flu symptoms when taken at the onset of symptoms. Unlike other flu medicines, Oscillo does not cause side effects, such as drowsiness, and has no known or reported drug interactions.
- Boiron Coldcalm
Coldcalm relieves cold symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and minor sore throat.