Flu Health: Which Natural Medicines Are Best?

H1N1The flu season has arrived; mostly H1N1 now, we should soon start to see more seasonal flu as well. There are a lot of healthy approaches to fight this infection. I have made a link below to an article from the Natural Medicines Database, an outstanding physician-oriented website. This article reviews evidence-based research as to which natural medicines may — or may not — fight the flu. It’s a bit dense but very interesting and useful.

At the bottom of the article is a terrific summary graph that ranks natural medicines by safety and effectiveness; their medicines that are “likely safe and possibly effective” for flu treatment are:

  • Andrographis
  • Echinacea
  • Oscillococcinum
  • Vitamin C
  • Zinc (lozenges)

Article: Clinical Management Series: Natural Medicines For The Flu .

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