There’s something about “natural” medicine that makes us want to believe it works, even if there’s very little evidence to support it. I’ll admit that I’m guilty of trying every single one of the natural remedies in this gallery. And, with cold and flu season around the corner, I’ll likely give each of these a try again. Sometimes science is wrong, right?
Click through the gallery above to see if your natural cold and flu fighter actually works – or if it’s all in your head.
I’ve covered vitamin C and the common cold in the past.
One approach I’ve used when faced with severe nasal congestion is spicy food. Maybe not the best idea if you’re running a fever already, but can provide the ability to breathe through your nose (if not briefly).