Are cold symptoms a sign of a healthy immune system or low cold resistance?

Some say catching a cold means a healthy body is exercising its immunity. Some believe it means your cold resistance is low. Either way, the shorter and the fewer congestions you have to fight, the better. The expectation of a well-chosen homeopathic remedy, is that the immune system response will be more profound, encouraging more intense cold symptoms, but for a much a shorter duration.  In turn,  health and resistance to colds may restored more completely.  As we move further into cold & flu season, the latest germs and viruses, cold winds, etc., may bring on more cold symptoms and challenge your resistance to colds.  Now is a great time to stock up on what can help your body defend itself.

Sinus / Head Colds #29 -  Natural relief for sinus congestion, headache, runny nose and related symptoms. This unique formula’s expertise focuses on clearing mature congestions with thick mucus that settles in the sinuses. Whether due to allergies or colds, its unique formula helps the body break down congestion while easing throbbing sinus headaches, eye irritation, night coughs, acute ear congestion and related roaring in the ears.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

  • Hydrastis - Relieves yellow ropy mucus following colds that clog the sinuses.

  • Pulsatilla - Very cleansing when colds linger too long and often lead to sinus headaches throbbing in the temples, burning tears, bland yellow eye discharge and frequent ear congestion.

  • Sanguinaria - Relieves headache that moves from the back to the front to settle over the eyes and may have a roaring earache - all its pains tend to the right side.

Colds #99 - Fast natural relief for eye, nose and throat irritation and congestion due to colds or hay fever. This unique formula stimulates natural healing resources to speed recovery and ease burning watery irritation, dry sore throats and irritating coughs. Its sneeze, wheeze and sniffle relief, makes it perfect for use anytime– even before you decide if its a bout of hayfever or a cold coming your way.

Homeopathic Ingredients:

  • Aconite - The Cold Stopping homeopathic single remedy! With changing seasons and unpredictable weather, it is wise to keep Aconite handy, holiday stress, or rainy drizzle increases vulnerability to colds.  Easing colds in their initial phase is Aconite's best known application. When shocked by cold wind or trauma, our bodies become more susceptible to colds. As soon as noses run or sore throat flare, it is the best time to take Aconite. If given with the first sneeze, sniffle, dry throat, dry barking cough, ear pain, fever or other sign that a cold is on its way, Aconite will often cut it short. Its cold symptoms may include a thirst for cold drinks, chills, a flushed face (sometimes just one cheek is red) and the fear that it is bound to get worse.  Read more about Aconite's Cold Symptoms here.

  • Allium cepa - Relieves colds or hayfever with watery eye irritation, burning nasal discharge, sniffles, sneezes and sore throats.

  • Euphrasia - Targets burning eye irritation, watery nasal discharge, sneezing and sore throats.

  • Arsenicum alb - Specializes in soothing burning eyes and noses with profuse watery discharge that makes you feel like the cold may move down into the chest.

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Please note: these statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.


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Hyland’s Defend cold and sinus relief products are the perfect formulas for safe & effective relief. They work quickly, provide multi-symptom relief, are dye, alcohol and sugar free and have no medicated decongestants.

Hyland’s Defend Cold & Cough Multi-Symptom Relief formula for natural relief from cold and cough. Safe, effective relief for cold symptoms including nasal congestion, cough, sore throat and sneezing.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Allium cepa, Hepar sulph, Hydrastis can, Natrum mur, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Sulphur

Hyland’s Defend Sinus Classic formula for fastacting sinus relief! Non-drowsy, All Natural formula offers safe, effective relief for sinus pressure, headache, nasal congestion, sinus pain and acute fever.

Homeopathic Ingredients: Calc carb, Hydrastis can, Kali bich, Pulsatilla.


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