Want to avoid colds and flus…here’s how

Want to avoid colds and flus…here’s how

Got a sore throat and feel awful?  Keep catching every cold going around? Stuck with a cough you can’t budge? Want to avoid getting every bug this year?

If you have said yes to any of the above questions then your immune system needs some help. When the colder months arrive it is common for colds and flus to start going around.  This year is no exception.  The best advice is prevention but when that is too late then treatment is required.  Theoretically in the perfect world our immune systems should be robust enough to fight off colds when they come along but in the face of the modern lifestyle (too much sugar, refined food, air conditioning etc) the immune system struggles.  Herbal medicine is then the perfect solution as herbs have the power to bring balance to your body and help fight off infections.

Luckily we now have access to one of India’s finest herbs, Andrographis paniculata.  It is an excellent Ayurvedic herb that helps to boost the immune system and reduce the symptoms once they have taken hold.  It works especially well for sore throats and has been found in clinical trials to reduce fever, sore throat and muscle ache.

From around April to September is peak cold and flu season, taking a herbal formula to help boost your immune system is a wise idea.  It is obviously prudent to avoid being unwell and Andrographis can help.

Three reasons to take Andrographis

  1. clinical trial showed that Andrographis can significantly shorten the course and duration of the common cold
  2. Andrographis has been shown clinically to reduce the risk of catching a cold by up to 50%
  3. clinical trial found that 6g dose of Andrographis taken for a week was as effective as Paracetamol in providing relief of fever and sore throat in tonsillitis patients

So why continue to put up with sore throats and every cold that goes around when you could take something as simple as Andrographis each day and gain great results.  We at Go Vita Nowra recommend a minimum daily dose of 6g to help reduce the risk of getting a cold and also reduce symptoms once you have a cold.

If you have any further questions on Andrographis and its benefits for you don’t hesitate to drop in and ask our qualified Naturopaths in store.


© Ingrid Gilmour 2014