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Coughs, Colds & Flu

Home Remedies for a Fever

A fever is something that happens all the time in our bodies. It is the natural process of our immune system fighting off bacteria and viruses that could be harmful to our body. It may sometimes be possible to help with home remedies for a fever. Our normal body temperature is between 36.2oC and 37.5oC.  The body temperature changes throughout the day, with the...

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Homeopathic remedies for colds

There are many homeopathic remedies that can be taken to help speed up the treatment of colds. These remedies are extremely safe and can be taken by the whole family, even young babies. This is especially useful for children as they usually pick up colds at nursery or school. These homeopathic remedies can also be taken alongside other conventional medicines without...

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Can homeopathy help with flu prevention?

Homeopathy may be able to play a role in preventing seasonal flu by helping to support the immune system. There are a number of remedies that can be taken to support the immune system at this time of the year, although the most effective form of treatment is to consult a professional homeopath and have constitutional treatment. This is given in the form of a...

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Health Benefits of Bromelain

Health Benefits of Bromelain

Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme that is found in pineapples. This natural enzyme has been used for centuries in Central and South America to treat indigestion and reduce inflammation. It is found in the juice and stems of pineapples. This enzyme helps to break down proteins, which in turn helps to digest proteins. This is why eating pineapples can...

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Homeopathy to help prevent flu

As we start the annual flu season,  it is worth remembering that the flu vaccine is not your only choice of avoiding the virus. Homeopathy can play a vital role in preventing seasonal flu by maintaining and boosting the function of the immune system. So how can you help prevent flu? The homeopathic remedy Anas Barb 200c should be taken at the first sign of a cold,...

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Natural Remedies for Colds

Natural Remedies for Colds

Common colds are caused by virus infections of the upper respiratory tract that cause inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose.  The usual symptoms of a cold are a watery discharge that can become thick and yellowish, sneezing, nasal congestion, watery eyes, headache and occasionally a mild fever. Many people are often looking for natural remedies for colds....

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Natural Remedies for Sinusitis

Sinusitis is a health condition that most people have suffered with following a cold or a bout of flu. Sinusitis can also be caused by exposure to air conditioning, air pollution, hay fever or food allergies. The usual symptoms are a blocked nose, fever, pain behind the cheekbones, behind the ears and across the forehead. This normally results in a pounding headache...

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