When I went to the Nature store, I saw oregano oil and I have asked the clerk,if you should take it instead of echinacea and she said echinacea, but I had a funny feeling that it should be oregano oil.
At that time, I had only a sinus infection.
I am not sure if it is a cold I have or flu. Last night, we went out my husband and I to an office party. Everything was fine, until I decided to go dancing, then I had a kind of dry cough for a long time. Afterwards, it sounded like asthma.
Also, when I don't speak, it is okay but as soon as I speak, I start coughing. It might be allergies.
About licorice, I read somewhere that if you have a tendency to high blood pressure, you should not touch it.
Anyway, hopefully I will get better.
I put Vicks at the moment, and it seems to help.
A friend of mine who lives far told me that Albos oil is very good,I have no idea where to find it.
Thanks for your advice and Charlie too...
> If you have oregano oil, this would be a
> good time to take it, a couple drops in a
> capsule along with a base oil (olive,
> grapeseed), if you have lemon oil or
> peppermint oil, add about 5 drops of them as
> well. Make sure your oils are safe for
> Up your dose of vitamin C, and take it 3
> times a day. But like Charlie said, once it
> has come on full-strength, you're almost too
> late and have to go through with it.
> I would say the best thing is to up the
> vitamin C dosage, if the chewables are not
> so strong, get yourself a bottle of pure
> ascorbic acid. Avoid sweets, esp. sugar,
> etc. which help to feed the bacteria. Try a
> zinc lozenge.
> Some good herbs for coughs are licorice,
> slippery elm, mustard (as in a mustard pack
> on the chest), cherry bark, marshmallow
> root, ginger. They help to liquify and
> dislodge the mucous. Ginger should be
> included in the herb teas you make, and
> peppermint will add a nice flavor. Licorice
> is very strong, just use a bit, and boil it
> for 10 minutes (it's a bark and needs to be
> boiled to extract the healing qualities).
> You said you're taking echinacea? Is this a
> tincture form? Also, echinacea is a
> preventative herb more than a curing herb.
> It helps to raise your levels of white blood
> cells, but is not so helpful once you're
> Hope you feel better soon! My daughter just
> came down with a cough, so out with the
> herbal and oil rememdies over here too!
> PS, if you get a fever, let it run, as long
> as it doesn't go too high or for too long,
> it is helping to burn up the virus in your
> body. About antibiotics, I think a cold is a
> virus and therefore antibiotics are pretty
> much useless anyway. They help to combat
> secondary infections, but don't help with
> the actual virus itself.