Getting grounded because of the common cold can be frustrating – mainly because once you get exposed to the virus (which can be easy if someone at your workplace or household has it), there is little chance of escape.
You can only rely on medication to ease its symptoms, as the virus itself has no cure or vaccine. But surprisingly, it isn’t necessary to treat this infection with over-the-counter drugs – help could just as quickly found in your backyard!
Known among scientific circles as Lomatiumdissectum, this herb has been used by Native Americans for its antibacterial and anti-viral properties, especially against conditions that affect our respiratory tract. Research has compounded the American Indians’ claims – indeed, the ability of the Natives to fight off the flu epidemic in 1917 can get attributed to Lomatium root.
One of the side effects of using raw Lomatium roots is that it causes your body to develop rashes, which is why it is advisable to use Lomatium isolate (an extract that does away with the rash-causing substances present in the raw herb).