Avocado: A strong source of antioxidant. Very important for immune system and also rich in fatty acids.
B-Vitamins: Important for healthy blood cells. Vitamin B6 supports immune function and folate vitamin B9 is for creation of new cells. Available from eggs, milk, whole meal bread.
Citrus foods: Vitamin C cuts down the risk of catching cold. But it is preferred to get vitamins in the natural form which is fruits.
Drink: Consume more and more fluids when you have a cold to replace the loss through blowing your nose and sweating. Aim for 6-8 glasses a day.
Echinacea: Popular immune boosting remedy. Tincture added to water, 3 times daily. Also good for stubborn catarrhs.
Fennel: Fennel seeds are for respiratory complaints and a calming effect on coughs.
Garlic: Contains allicin-an antibacterial and antiviral agent to ward off cold and flu.
Honey: A soothing remedy for sore throats, coughs and colds.
Inula helenium: This wildflower was used to treat TB and pneumonia before antibiotics. It may be used in combinations to treat bronchitis.
Juniper oil: For clearing a stuffy nose and calming a tickly cough. Inhale for it to work.
Kali bichromicum: This homeopathic remedy is good for blocked sinuses. With tough mucus.
Liquorice: It has anti-inflammatory, soothing and immune boosting properties.
Menthol: Eases nasal congestion in nose and soothes a sore throat.
Nuts: Helps produce white blood cells to fight off infections and viruses.
Omega oils: The best source is fish.
Peppermint: Relieves pain on forehead and temples to relieve sinus pain.
Q10: Protects immune cells. Sources fish and nuts.
Reflexology: Addresses stress and identifies dehydration.
Steam inhalation: Traditional favorite and good remedy for cold and sinusitis.
Tissues: use tissues and help avoiding spreading of viruses.
Ulmus Fulva: Helps soothe sore throat.
Vapor rubs: It eases breathing and aches.
Xin Yi Hua: Mix it with ginger to make tea to cure cold.
Ylang ylang: Add this oil in your bath to keep healthy.
Zinc: Reduces risk of catching cold.