For spe­cific symp­toms:

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DRY COUGH: Al­ler­gies may play a part. Take fish oil, enough to get 4 grams of EPA and DHA daily, and nat­u­ral an­ti­his­tamines and anti- in­flam­ma­to­ries such as sting­ing net­tle, quercetin, brome­lain, and turmeric, avail­able in com­bi­na­tion for­mu­las.

WET COUGH AND CONGESTION: Wet coughs can be vi­ral, bac­te­rial, or a com­bi­na­tion of the two. Elder­berry ( Sam­bu­cus) in syrup, gum­mies, or lozenges helps fight both viruses and bac­te­ria. Ad­di­tional an­tibac­te­rial cough reme­dies in­clude herbs that con­tain berber­ine, such as Ore­gon grape, yel­low root, gold­enseal, and/ or bar­berry, in cap­sules or tinc­tures.

For congestion, take an herbal bath or shower ( see No.4 ) , or flush si­nuses us­ing a Netti Pot with salt and a drop of rose­mary. Take andrographis, and if you no­tice a yel­low­ish or green­ish dis­charge, there could be a bac­te­rial in­fec­tion on top of the cold or flu virus. Herbs that con­tain berber­ine, such as Ore­gon grape and gold­enseal, are nat­u­ral an­tibi­otics. Editor's Prod­uct Pick: Na­ture’s An­swer Sam­bu­cus Mega Gum­mies 7x

SORE THROAT: Gar­gling with salt wa­ter re­duces mu­cus, and herbs can coat and soothe the throat. Choose teas with slip­pery elm, marsh­mal­low root, and gin­ger. To make your own gin­ger tea, chop fresh gin­ger root, brew for min­utes in a tea ball, and sip it through­out the day. Throat sprays and res­pi­ra­tory ton­ics may also in­clude

other herbs such as osha and ele­cam­pane.

FEEL­ING WEAK OR TIRED: Take the above reme­dies, and get plenty of rest. Among the mush­rooms, cordy­ceps is es­pe­cially good for en­hanc­ing en­ergy. Editor's Prod­uct Pick: No­vaForme Cy­togreens for Ath­letes ( cordy­ceps is a key in­gre­di­ent, along with green foods, pro­bi­otics and an­tiox­i­dants)

LINGERING SYMP­TOMS: If you’ve been tak­ing nat­u­ral reme­dies and feel bet­ter, but some symp­toms just won’t go away, Warner rec­om­mends try­ing acupunc­ture or shi­atsu ( or just get­ting a mas­sage) to help the im­mune sys­tem beat the last of it.

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