From the first day of fall to spring's ultimate thaw, there is so much to enjoy from September to March. Unfortunately, the same stretch of months that boasts Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, and Valentine's Day has a dark side: cold and flu season. Don't let a nasty bug knock you out this year! And don't spend a fortune on over-the-counter drugs that can have some serious side effects.
Instead, use these herbs to de-congest, soothe a sore throat, and feel better, and that's why we checked in with Dr. Michael J. Balick, author of Rodale’s 21st-Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants, to give us the best natural remedies for our colds.
(Note: Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing before taking any herbal remedy.)