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Oscillococcinum

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Posted by Havanadaydream (Brandon Ms ) on 10/29/2022

Flu is helped by taking Oscillococcinum in a matter of hours or days. My son was burning up with fever, coughing, bad body aches and he started with the vials and was totally well by the next day. I was skeptical but now I'm a believer. I also saw the online reviews and most all comments are positive.

Replied by Art
(California)
10/29/2022
2096 posts

Havanadaydream,

The reviews for this homeopathic remedy, Oscillococcinum for Flu, are pretty impressive! If it's a placebo effect, it's still impressive!

Https://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Oscillococcinum-Flu-like-Symptoms-Pellets/dp/B0078W0QOI?th=1#customerReviews

Art

Replied by Art
(California)
12/03/2022
2096 posts
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About two or three months ago, an EC member suggested a homeopathic remedy for the Flu. I want to say thank you to whoever you are because it helped a close friend of mine. I was unable to find your original post so I could reply to it, so I am just posting what I found from using it recently in a good friend.

I went and read many reviews for this specific remedy and based on those reviews decided to order it since the Flu season was just starting and I wanted to add it to my arsenal of Flu fighters.

Very recently a close friend got what she thought was a bad case of the Flu. She tested negative for Covid-19 and told me she was feeling very badly. I gave her a basic dosing regimen of the homeopathic remedy and she started them immediately late that evening when I gave them to her.

The package calls for taking one full vial of the homeopathic pellets every 6 hours up to three times per day. Based on the way they divide the vials, it appears that 6 vials is a standard course. The pellets are significantly smaller than most homeopathic pellets. You just empty the vial in your mouth and let the pellets dissolve. Be careful when opening the vial so you do not spill the pellets all over. One side of the vial pries open.

My friend did not notify me until late in the day that she woke up that morning feeling really bad so she was suffering all day with this flu. Like many remedies, I think this one works best and fastest when taken at the very first signs of the flu. So it likely would have been better had she started early that morning with the remedy, but as it was, she told me she woke up feeling better the next morning and continued improving from that point forward.

If you read many of the 24,000 reviews for this product you will see that her results are typical of what thousands of reviews reported.

The product is called Oscillococcinum and I purchased it on Amazon. The active ingredient is Anas barbariae. Here is a link to the actual product that I purchased :

https://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Oscillococcinum-Flu-like-Symptoms-Pellets/dp/B0078W0QOI/ref=sr_1_4?crid=CLGHTHOE1458&keywords=homeopathic+flu+remedy&qid=1670108441&sprefix=homeopathic+flu+remedy,aps,167&sr=8-4

My friend told me it is the fastest flu recovery she has ever had!

I just wanted to share this simple and easy remedy with the EC community since it is flu season. Although some of the reviews suggest it may also be beneficial against Covid-19, I would not count on it for that purpose, at least not as a sole remedy.

Art

EC: Found the post from October and attached it!

Art
(California)
02/06/2023
2096 posts
★★★★★

I offered the homeopathic remedy for flu, Oscillococcinum, derived from Anas barbariae to another friend recently when he mentioned he had just gotten the flu, with a cough, severe headache, body ache and low grade fever. He tested himself for Covid-19 to eliminate that possibility and his test result was negative.

He took the recommended regimen of homeopathic vials and was better by the next morning and at two days says he is down to just a very minor headache! These results are similar to the other friend I gave this flu remedy to which are both similar to the thousands of positive reviews on Amazon for this homeopathic flu product.

Here is a link to the product they both used to very good effect :

https://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Oscillococcinum-Flu-like-Symptoms-Pellets/dp/B0078W0QOI/

This product has impressed me again with its ease of use, effectiveness and rapid recovery from the flu! These results are in line with the thousands of reviews from customers who have gotten very similar results to what I am seeing in both of these friends!

Art

Art
(California)
02/07/2023
2096 posts

My friend called me this morning to tell me that when he woke up this morning, which is the beginning of his third day of having the flu, he felt back to normal and able to get back to his daily activities with no problems or remnants of the flu! He was quite happy. He said that he will use this homeopathic remedy for the flu from now on!

Art

Hollyhock
(America)
02/20/2023
★★★★★

So thankful for your post about Oscillococcinum!! I bought the pack of 30 because it's definitely flu season. I started feeling sick on Saturday, headache, stomach and diarrhea, I took the first dose at 2pm, second at 7, next morning I woke up feeling a little improvement and got in 3 doses that day. By Monday morning, I woke up feeling like my old self! What a relief!! :)

Art
(California)
02/20/2023
2096 posts

Hollyhock,

I am glad it worked for you too! You read the reviews on Amazon and our stories sound just like the thousands of positive reviews for this homeopathic product. It really works fast and very well and is worth having on hand during flu season because it makes the flu so much easier to deal with quickly! When you figure out how many courses you get per package, it is very inexpensive too!

Art

Replied by Art
(california)
07/17/2023
2096 posts
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I started feeling a cold coming on Saturday afternoon and it felt like it was going to be a bad one. At 3:00 pm, I used the homeopathic remedy, Oscillococcinum. It is intended to remedy flu like symptoms, but I thought I would try it on this cold. I took it every 6 hours as the directions recommend. By Sunday evening I was 95% better and by this morning (Monday) I had no symptoms. Even though this homeopathic remedy is intended for flu, it is worth noting that it works just as effectively for colds.

Oscillococcinum has worked similarly for multiple friends I have recommended it to and has been my got to for the flu, but is now my go to for both the cold and flu and I always keep it on hand.

Art

Replied by Art
(California)
09/19/2023
2096 posts
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With Fall just a few days away and the associated cold and flu season upon us, I wanted to again mention the very effective cold and flu homeopathic remedy that has worked extremely well for friends, family as well as myself to stop the flu and colds very quickly if taken at the first signs or symptoms of either.

The homeopathic remedy is called Oscillococcinum. I now keep it on hand so I can quickly take it at the first inkling of a cold or flu. Here is a link to the product :

https://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Oscillococcinum-Flu-like-Symptoms-Pellets/dp/B0078W0QOI/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1R6XE60XW78GZ&keywords=oscillococcinum&qid=1695151165&sprefix=Os,aps,127&sr=8-5

Please read some of the over 25,000 reviews for Oscillococcinum as they are highly reflective of how it worked for my friends, family and myself.

Art

Replied by Madelyn
(Idaho)
09/20/2023

Hi Art, I got Oscillococcinum last year, but always waited too long to take the first dose. I'm going to set it out on the counter so I don't forget next time. Did you find that you only needed 1 dose / 1 little vial taken at the first inkling you might be getting sick, and that was enough to prevent the cold or flu? Thanks :)

Art
(California)
09/20/2023
2096 posts

Hi Madelyn,

I took the full 6 doses that came on each individual package/card as recommended on the box and generally by the time I got to the sixth dose after two days of usage, my symptoms were gone or almost gone. I felt bad at the time I took the first dose, so I didn't want to risk letting the flu or cold take hold. The results that I and friends have gotten are better than I have been able to do with anything else such as colloidal silver. My friends have told me the same and find it very effective.

I noticed in the reviews that some people do not find it effective, but the great majority of users do.

Interestingly a friend came by about two months ago after her doctor visit and wanted me to go over her after visit summary from her doctor. As I was reading through her summary, I saw that the doctor had listed several supplements to be taken for various health symptoms and it said for cold and flu like symptoms to take Oscillococcinum. I admitted I was very surprised to see that suggestion in her summary. Her doctor seems to be very progressive!

Art

Hollyhock
(America)
09/21/2023
★★★★★

I bought some Oscillococcinum after I read one of your posts about it. It worked for me when I started coming down with the flu last spring! I will always be keeping it on hand now!


Parsley and Spinach Tea

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Posted by Kathryn (Owings, MD)
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Parsley and spinach tea cured mucus dribbling down throat and mucus cough.This cough with mucus can lead to bronchitis. Point is to keep mucous up in head, throat area. Throw bunch parsley and fresh spinach into a quart pot and simmer like a tea. Strain and drink as often as you wish. Will get rid of mucus if no other complication.


South American Herb

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Posted by Angel (Santa Marta, Magdalena , Colombia, S.A.) on 11/14/2008
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There is a plant call "Paralpal" that cure any kind of flu or respiratory viral infection. Unfortunately is not sell in any store, you have to process it, dry it up grind it. if you take it for a while it will inmune you to any flu or viral infection

The plant grow in Santa Marta Columbia, S.A

One teaspoon in the morning with breakfast and you be Ok.

I have been taking it for a couple years, no side effects as matter fact it will help for other ailments

Angel

EC: Unfortunately we can find no information on "Paralpal"  (either text or image) on Google. Is there another name for this plant?


Spicy Flu Drink

Posted by Anonymous (USA) on 11/20/2013

For the chills:

  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder

Mix it all up and sip it, it gets rid of the chills, aches and pains. Better than coffee. Try adding nutmeg or cocoa. Especially good with cantaloup and oranges.


Steaming, Apple Cider Vinegar Baths

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Posted by Penny (USA) on 02/07/2006
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My nutritionist gave me the following advice: I'm steaming for my lungs and sinuses, 5 min. every 12 hours, ...steam is perfect just before the boil, taking it in alternative ways, every which way possible, in mouth out mouth, mouth/nose, one nostril/mouth, one nostril/other nostril, one nostril/same nostril, etc. to chase out the germs wherever they may hide, germs that cycle in 12 hour increments. Rules are twice only per day. No more than 5 min. NO burning of nostrils (causes bugs to burrow deeper), so care must be there not to make the steam too hot or too much.

And baths with apple cider vinegar (you can use the cheap kind for baths), a cup per bath, are supposed to make viruses take a hike. I've seen it happen, esp. with young kids who spring out of the bath ready for action afterwards, if it was a virus, that is. I'm just soaking my feet tonight, too lazy for the bath. But the bath is supposed to create a ph that makes a virus split. Let me know if anyone finds this works, as I've seen several cases.


Supplements

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Posted by Anonymouscat (Pdx, Or) on 01/15/2013

My MD is not suppose to suggest vitamins, because of med board . Anyhow the medical tech handed me a sheet on the way out. How to protect and prevent the flu naturally : Vitamin A & Beta Carotene take 100,000 IU for a day for one month to build level up then taper down to 25000-50000 IU for maintence, D3 5000 IU, (Vitamin D 1000IU for per 25 pounds of body weight if you get the flu increase dose to 2000 IU per body weight ) Zinc, Vitamin C 1000 mg four times day Vitamin E natural from High in gamma-E. Iodine and Iodide (Iodine complex or Lugol's Iodine are natural disinfectants ) Additional vitamin B, Selenium, Magnesium. And Beta glucan. Take a good probiotics , drink green tea. Drink lots of water to stay hydrate to help body flush out germs.. Lastly, always wash your hands I wear gloves to avoid touching public doors I carry a hand sanitizer santize front and back of the hands. Stay away from travelers hubs, hotel, pubs, and avoid big crowded places. This is new one for me avoid anyone that took the flu shot for three week they may be shedding the flu virus. Avoid sugar and dairy, but especially sugar. Alkalizing twice a day.

Hope this helps and stay well!


Supplements
Posted by Rick (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 05/07/2008
★★★★★

I just want to let everyone know the ultimate cure for colds and flu. Colostrum !!! Since I was a little kid I got strep throat or a cold every year. But 10 years ago I started taking Colostrum everyday and since then have not had a cold or the flu. WOW !!! 10 years, nothing...!!! If I feel anything coming on I just up the doseage to 4 or 5 per day. Colostrum is all natural and the best immune system defense. NO COLDS / NO FLU !!! Period !!


Tamiflu Ingredients

Posted by Patrick (N.D.) (Chesterfield, England) on 07/15/2009

Tamiflu ingredients:

Oseltamivir phosphate, black iron oxide (E172), Croscarmellose Sodium, FD&C Blue 2 (indigo carmine, E132), Gelatin, Povidone, Pregelatinised maize starch, Red iron oxide (E172), Shellac, Sodium Stearyl Fumarate,Talc,Titanium dioxide (E171) and Yellow iron oxide (E172).

That'll take your mind off the 'flu.

EC: Google "TAMIFLU INGREDIENTS" and you will see some interesting stories!

Replied by Teresa
(Nc)
02/05/2016

The price of Tamiflu will make you even sicker. It set us back $200. Our insurance would not pay a dime for it.

HS
(Florida)
05/07/2022

In 2022 we have more options! If your doctor will prescribe Tamiflu and your insurance won't cover it or the price is high, look into Mark Cuban's costplusdrugs com, goodrx com, and costco's pharmacy program for costco members. As I check all of these sites today, Cuban's comes in at just $3.59. Keep these sites in mind whenever you are about to fill a prescription.


Tea Tree and Oregano Oils

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Posted by John (Virginia) on 01/15/2018
★★★★★

I am 70 years old and can not remember the last time I had a cold or the fl minute or twou. A soon as I feel the first sign of an infection, for me a scratchy feeling in my throat, or rarely a swollen soft palate, I gargle a minute or two with Tee Tree Oil diluted with water. Just a few drops in one inch of water, well stirred. Do NOT swallow TTO! Then I switch to Oil of Oregano. OoO is VERY strong. Be cautious. If it comes in a bottle with an orifice so small that it has to be shaken hard to get a few drops out, use just a few drops. Some OoO comes with a squeezy dropper tube, and is much weaker. You can safely use more. Mix it as strong as you are comfortable with. Swill it around and slowly swallow. Four times in one day has always stopped a cold or flu dead in its tracks for me.

Also, studies have shown that taking N-Acetyl Cysteine reduces the chances of getting the flu, and its severity if you do get it. It is good for liver, lungs and much, much more. Well worth a little research.


Ted's Remedies

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Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 05/28/2020
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BELOW is Ted's old post. Does he means mixing the 2000 mg Vitamin C with baking soda in a glass of water? Can someone help! "The simple remedy not to get disease during long distance flying is to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2000 mg of vitamin C before, during and after the trip. The negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) of a chemical of vitamin C is strongly negative in an alkaline solution of baking soda, which will counteract quite easily the positive charges of static electricity caused by the plane as it flies high in the clouds."

EC: Hi Peter. Yes, he meant to take the baking soda in a glass of water.


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Peter (Chicago) on 05/28/2020

BELOW is Ted's old post. Does he means mixing the 2000 mg Vitamin C with baking soda in a glass of water? Can someone help!

"The simple remedy not to get disease during long distance flying is to take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda plus 2000 mg of vitamin C before, during and after the trip. The negative ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) of a chemical of vitamin C is strongly negative in an alkaline solution of baking soda, which will counteract quite easily the positive charges of static electricity caused by the plane as it flies high in the clouds."

EC: Hi Peter. Yes, he meant to take the baking soda in a glass of water.


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 03/04/2010 391 posts
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The One Hour Flu Cure.

Is it really possible to cure flu in one hour? Yes, but it's usually less than an hour. Not that I wanted it to but as a necessity. One case told me (one of my students) had only one aspirin. The other case is the owner of LPG gas, whose store had to close due to 5 p.m. closing time and didn't want the employees to go home with a bad flu (two of them in fact) and the fact that she hates the idea of taking aspirin more than one.

So the remedies, assuming you have them, is in a full glass of water, aspirin is dissolved, added with 4 drops of 0.1% methylene blue and 8 drops of concentrated Hydrochloric acid. 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt is option to stop the mucus that sometimes occur. Lysine 1000 mg is optional, although lysine is a rare commodity here in Bangkok. It will go stop the flu in less than an hour.

There's just one catch: make sure you wash your hands before eating food and clean the enviroment otherwise you will catch it again the next day or two, and obviously avoid picking nose, a bad habit my students have and recaught the flu 2 more times, before he stopped that habit and never had a flu since.

In case some people are low on aspirin, and by chance happen to have methylene blue 0.1% and hydrochloric acid, this remedy would work. How it works is relatively simple. The methylene blue raise the energy level it works on the same principle of caffeine in a strong black coffee is used instead, and this can be mixed with the aspirin. In case hydrochloric acid isn't sitting around, I think plain distilled vinegar say 2 tablespoons with lemon juice one tablespoon is mixed can be substituted to have a similar effect as the one hour flu cure.

It is important to wash the hands after flu is gone. I prefer to wash my hands in vinegar, or a very weak solution of hydrochloric acid such as 10 drops per glass as antiseptic solution, as virus in general do not die in alcohol gel and other alcohol antiseptic. They also resist fairly well with most chlorine antiseptic solution, but they do not survive well in vinegar, hydrogen peroxide solutions in general. The hydrogen peroxide antiseptic solution should preferably be about 1% concentration when using as hand wash or general cleaning the area to avoid reinfection. Of course if a person were to get necrotising fasciitis, the preferred remedy is not this one, they don't survive well in betadine iodine solution mixed with other chlorine washes.


Ted's Remedies
Posted by Ted (USA)

I have received many reports of a fairly aggressive virus, which has similar symptoms, that if long term will result in pneumonia. This particular virus, reported all over the globe, is flu like, causes high fever, very weak, and it is chronic. If given its own course might extend well over a week or more. It's easy to tell for this virus as it is aggressive means once infected, is swift within a day leading to a very high fever over 102-103 F.

At least for this form of virus, it has some similar characteristics a fast form of virus invasion, similar in its speed in infection as in bird flu virus, or perhaps it's variant.

After long trials the single most important remedy is 1500 mg of Lysine taken every 3 hours. Even the first dose of 1500 mg of lysine there will be a marked drop of 90% of the symptoms within a couple of hours to a maximum of 6 hours. As for my own experience here in Bangkok I can see a marked reduction in about 2 hours.

The supporting remedies for the lysine are, 50-250 mg of aspirin, strong black coffee, and especially hydrogen peroxide 3% 10-20 (preferably 10 drops) drops per glass of water. In case of a dire emergency for me, if I cannot get a food grade hydrogen peroxide, I might get an ordinary brand hydrogen peroxide for temporarly use only to kill off the virus, just to kill it off. the effect of hydrogen peroxide may wear off within about 2 hours, so the frequency of dose is more important to prevent virus from overtaking the body. A strong black coffee raises the metabolism necessary by increasing the energy to ward of this particular virus. The aspirin, which is acetylsalicylic acid dissolves the virus coating which protects or gave them stealth where the white blood cells cannot detect them. So if aspirin were taken, the white blood cells were able to detect and engulf them, or at least the aspirin alone in the bloodstream dissolves the virus coating that protects them killing them.

In any event this high fever virus is worrying, but unreported in the media and I found it to occur, for any new strain of viruses at a tourist hub, as people from all over the world come into this one place to spread it throughout the world. As a result the best place to look and find a remedy for any new strain of virus I see usually comes from tourist places, hotel, pubs, where people from many nationality come see each other and go back to their home country to pass on the newer virus in their hometowns. This peculiar strain of virus first appeared about October or November 2008 and now seems to be widespread.

A baking soda 1/2 teaspoon in a glass of water ever 3-4 hours reduces the pain by neutralizing the lactic acid that is found whenever the virus infects the system, so any acid causes pain and the baking soda neutralize the acidity. If a person lack zinc, then he might take one, but currently zinc is in vogue in killing off the virus, thus reducing their effectiveness to a certain extent, but at least two major remedies the lysine and the hydrogen peroxide were most effectively ward off with this particular strain.

Next year, or the end of this year - who knows? I have to find another new remedy for that one! In the past for each year certain supplements were effective depending on the kinds of viruses such as BHT, zinc, potassium, aspirin, clove oil, etc. I have to make changes from year to year as much as what authorities do to determine the "next year's vaccines". The differences of course is the ones I used don't have the assoicated risk of heavy metal poisoning from mercury and other strains that may have "accidentally" introduced such as the Simian viruses found in certain vaccines.

Ted


Ted's Remedies Feedback

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Posted by Tg (Manhattan, Ny) on 01/15/2013
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YEA!! The aspirin remedy really helps beat the flu! I just used it to beat the flu, along with Vitamin C and Olive Leaf extract and it really works! I find it best to take it just before going to sleep... 4 low dose aspirin (81 mg).


Ted's Remedies Feedback
Posted by Renee (Bergen Co., Nj) on 01/14/2013
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Thanks, Ted, for the aspirin suggestion. I had been trying many different remedies for 3 days for my flu (e.g. , ACV/lemon juice/baking soda/cayenne, H2O2, etc. ). Perhaps I kept it from getting worse, but it showed no signs of leaving. Had low-grade fever, headache/sensitive scalp, congestion, cough, aches. Aspirin made a big difference. (I had taken Tylenol before with no change, fyi) I took two 325-mg aspirin after eating last night and had a very bad but productive coughing spell along with a bout of sweating. Had less congestion throughout the night. Slept w/ vaporizer-also good. Took 2 more this morning and had the same thing to a lesser extent -sweating, then slept, then less congestion. Strange that taking aspirin made me sweat, but then I slept and felt better afterwards both times. I know after days of trying too many remedies to list here that it was the aspirin that helped me turn the corner. Now maybe I should go buy some lysine to knock this thing out.



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