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herbs and the flu

Herbal Medicines Inhibit Influenza

New research from Japan and China have confirmed that certain medicinal herbs and their constituents have the ability to directly inhibit influenza as well as stimulate the body’s own immune system in order to counteract the flu virus.

prebiotics and immunity

Prebiotics Reduce Colds and Flu

Researchers from the University of Florida have found that supplementation with galactooligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic, resulted in fewer days of colds and flu, and less intestinal upset in general. The study enlisted 427 healthy university students, and they were given either placebo,...