Common symptoms include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and fever. There is currently no known treatment that shortens the duration; however, symptoms usually resolve spontaneously in 7 to 10 days, with some symptoms possibly lasting for up to three weeks. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_cold
Why it is “common:” Common cold infections are so widespread that there can be very few people who escape the infection each year. It has been estimated that adults suffer 2 to 5 colds per year and is one of the leading causes of missed days at work. Close personal and prolonged contact is necessary for the cold viruses to spread. The viruses must get into the nose where they can infect the nasal membranes. The virus must attach to nasal cells after which the viruses can multiply. Inhaling contaminated droplets produced when someone else coughs or sneezes may be one way to catch a cold. http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/common_cold.html
How Garlic Works: Compound break-down, about 15 minutes after ingesting garlic: 1. Empties Lymph System; 2. Stimulate and fortify Body Systems & Organs; 3. Enters Blood System; 4. Digestive Properties. Allicin the “magic bullet” component penetrates the cell walls fortifying existing and new cells. When a foreign cell is penetrated, i.e. bacteria or virus, it is destroyed and flushed from the body. In fortifying the body’s systems, the immune system is strengthened against recurrence.
What About the Smell: Allicin and the sulfur compounds of garlic are the
ingredients primarily responsible for its potency as an antibiotic, anti-viral and a fungicide and … use in treating high blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and for helping to prevent certain types of cancer, as well as its use as an immune stimulant. http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/garlic.html
The common cold is the most frequent infectious disease in humans. The average adult contracts two to five infections a year; the average child contracts about 6–12. Prescription and otc drugs only treat the symptoms not the cause. Why not treat yourself royally; eliminate the common cold.
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This is not medicine or medical advice. Supplements may react adversely with synthetic drugs.
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