The Cold Hard Facts… Should We Listen To Wives’ Tales About The Flu?
BY MICHÈLE BOISVERT | Chicken soup, cold feet, feed a cold and starve a fever… Science is showing that there may be more to these old wives’ tales!
Research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the US has shown that chicken soup acts as an anti- inflammatory. If your immune system releases too many flu fighters when under attack by viral infections, they can stimulate mucous which causes your coughs and stuffy nose.
Anas barbariae hepatis and cordis extractum, a diluted homeopathic preparation made with an extract of duck liver and heart, has been used by generations of people in France. As chicken soup is a broth of chicken organs, this may be why Anas barbariae hepatis is effective. It is “duck soup!” Though numerous scientific studies have documented its effectiveness, scientists aren’t sure how it works. Dr. Joseph Roy, a French physician, during the Spanish Flu discovered the benefits of Anas barbariae hepatis and its ability to seemingly relieve aching, fever, headache, stiffness, shivers, cough, runny nose and congestion.
Cold feet? Cold weather can cause the membranes in your nose to dry up and crack allowing the virus to enter. If you feel that you’re in the early stages of getting sick, or the mucous membranes in your nose are getting dry, take safe, effective natural remedies to prevent it from getting worse and make sure to keep yourself warm and well hydrated.
Not feeling hungry? Probably because your body inherently tries to conserve energy to fight the virus instead of using it to digest food. Doctors believe you should keep yourself nourished by taking lots of fluids including chicken soup, fresh juices, and lemon and honey in water. And taking Anas barbariae hepatis (found in Homeocoksinum) will help relieve cold and flu symptoms. Plus, it won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth, has no side effects, is safe for all ages, and will not interact with medications.
Michèle Boisvert is a pharmacy graduate of the University of Montreal. She holds a diploma in Homeopathy from the École de Mosane, in Belgium, and has attended homeopathic seminars in France and Switzerland with renowned European specialists. She was the first woman to open a drugstore in Quebec and was the owner of a medical clinic. Michèle is the author of several books on homeopathy, including Healthy… Naturally.