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The common cold sounds so innocent but it can really knock you on your butt. All of those plans you had—cancelled. You can’t be sneezing and coughing all over the place (and all over people). It’s not considerate to others, and it isn’t healthy for you. You need to take it easy. But, then again, there are some things you just have to accomplish, even if you’re sick. Sometimes, the world must go on. The kids need to be picked up from school. The dog needs a walk. Those documents need to be reviewed and signed today. Doing all of that, with full-blown cold symptoms feels like its own special form of torture. You wouldn’t wish that feeling on your worst enemy.


You can turn to the usual over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, but not everybody wants to do that—at least not all of the time. Those medicines can become expensive. The lines at the pharmacy suck. And maybe you don’t love pumping your body with chemicals. The bottled and prepackaged stuff can provide relief from your cold symptoms, but it can also come with side effects like drowsiness, nausea, constipation, and other issues that can make you miss that simple runny nose and tension headache the product chased away.


If you absolutely need relief from symptoms so you can survive your long to-do list that won’t go away, just because you have a cold, but you prefer to do things the natural way, there are some great homeopathic remedies that can help. Though you may still work in some of the stuff from the pharmacy, it can be nice to have the option to supplement with healthier remedies when you feel maxed out on chemicals. And it can be much more pleasant to purchase these ingredients than deal with the cranky crowds at the pharmacy. Here are homeopathic remedies for cold relief.

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Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum, also known as boneset, is a North American perennial plant, the dried leaves or flowers of which homeopaths use to make medicine. It has some mild antibacterial properties, and can help to reduce a fever. It can also combat constipation, which can be a side effect of modern pharmaceuticals used to treat the common cold.

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