Tuesday, 08 September 2020 21:19

Natural Medicine Backed by Oxford University Trial

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The British Medical Journal has given details of a trial which has concluded that honey may be better than conventional treatments for coughs, blocked noses and sore throats.

In a study, by scientists from Oxford University, 1,761 participants of varying ages participated with the results suggesting that honey was better than any over the counter medication at treating the symptoms of colds and flu, with the most notable effects in frequent and severe coughs. 

The researchers said “Honey is a frequently used lay remedy that is well known to patients. It is also cheap, easy to access, and has limited harms. When clinicians wish to prescribe for upper respiratory tract infections, we would recommend honey as an alternative to antibiotics. Honey is more effective and less harmful than usual care alternatives and avoids causing harm through antimicrobial resistance.”

Other studies have shown the positive effects of ginger on boosting the immune system and warding off colds and flu as well as alleviating the symptoms of a blocked nose and sore throat, and garlic has natural antiseptic properties. With hot chilli powder and kabloa, our tea has a combination of proven ingredients to help fight cold and flu.

The Oxford Study is of course welcome, as it demonstrates clearly that natural health can be really effective and pharmaceuticals are not always the answer - in fact, for many viruses antibiotics will only have no effect but may lead to increased antibiotic resistance which is one of the largest threats to human beings in the modern world.

So, save the antibiotics until you really need them and try Didsbury Tea's Cold and Flu Tea with a spoonful of honey the next time you have a cold or flu.

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Events in my own life led me to search alternative medicine to relieve my health problems as traditional medication just wasn’t cutting it. I started looking into homeopathy following a cataract operation in March 2009. Around this time I started getting hiccups on a regular basis. 

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