Friday, February 4th, 2011

PCU College Recommends Natural Cold Remedies This Year

Honeysuckle Flower

The Honeysuckle Flower prevents the spread of bacteria that causes strep throat.

Winter’s flu and cold season is in full swing, and your lecture halls and buses are probably full of coughs and sniffles.

But this year, if you’re looking to step away from the traditional over-the-counter remedies, The PCU College of Holistic Medicine has a few suggestions.

In a recent blog, they recommended a number of natural and herbal cold remedies, from traditional Chinese medicine.

They recommend using the following cures for the following symptoms:

  • Baical Skullcap Root (Huang Qin): Cold and flu viruses, or respiratory infections.
  • Forsythia Fruit (Lian Qiao): Cold, flu and sore throat. It’s an antibacterial herb that can also help your immune system.
  • Honeysuckle Flower (Jin Yin Hua): Prevents the spread of bacteria that causes strep throat, pneumonia and tuberculosis.
  • Ginger: Can relieve pain, cold and flu symptoms and fever.
  • Ginseng: Very popular because it can boost energy levels.

If you’re trying to avoid sick-days, they also recommend drinking Woad Root (Ban Lan Gen). It’s Chinese Medicine’s prevention tea.

To learn more about The PCU College of Holistic Medicine and their programs, you can request more information online.

Or if you want to find out more about Chinese medicine, feel free to check out their blog.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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