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Do Garlic & Onions Kill Flu & Cold Viruses?

by
author image Tracey Roizman, D.C.
Tracey Roizman, DC is a writer and speaker on natural and preventive health care and a practicing chiropractor. She also holds a B.S. in nutritional biochemistry.
Do Garlic & Onions Kill Flu & Cold Viruses?
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There is no "antidote" for a cold or flu virus -- there are only compounds that can help your body's natural defense system fight if off, and those that can soothe symptoms. Garlic and onions are two plants that contain such compounds and have been used for centuries in natural medicinal traditions as cold and flu remedies.

onions

http://ispub.com/IJTM/3/2/11056 http://onions-usa.org/all-about-onions/onion-health-research

garlic

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19929845

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