When you notice you have the initial symptoms of the common cold (rhinitis, sneezing, increased body temperature, sore throat, hoarseness, coughing, weakness), start treatment as soon as possible in order to effectively get rid of the unpleasant effects. The common cold, namely an infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by viruses, is treated in a symptomatic manner, i.e. fighting the persistent symptoms. Perfect solutions are not only medications from a pharmacy but also herbal remedies for the common cold.
The following are extremely useful in fighting the most common symptoms of the common cold:
for sore throat – gargle with sage brew,
for fever – lime tea, elder brew, tea with ginger,
for a dry cough – marshmallow syrup, coltsfoot syrup,
for a wet cough – thyme syrup, ribwort plantain syrup; aniseed and fennel also have an expectorant effect,
for strengthening the immune system – extract of Eastern purple cornflower.
If herbal remedies for the common cold do not alleviate the persistent troubles related to the infection, try using combined products. If you have a common cold lasting longer than 7 days, consult a physician.
This information is provided for your reference only and it is not to be relied upon on its own as instructions for use of this medication. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Other than liability for death or personal injury arising out of our negligence, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise.