Age old cold and flu remedies.

When you say cold or flu at your next large family gathering, listen to what the older generations insist are the best remedies for cold and flu and silently giggle.

Ask a sample of friends what their mothers used to make them take when a cold was clearly on its way. There is always some debate about what works best and be careful if you don’t like granny’s advice, she may catch you with a big spoon of evil liquid!

Some corkers came up during a brief office survey here at Cipla. The list looks something like this:

Castor oil or cod liver oil on a spoon every night during winter

Vitamin C tablets – the really really really sour kind

Hot toddies which the doddery aunt insisted was for cold and flu but the amount of whiskey in the hot toddy would be sure to knock out a bear

Gargling with vicious tasting yellow liquids in a scary looking bottle or gargling with warm salt water

Menthol, eucalyptus and camphor rubs, all over the body, on the chest, under the nose and the strangest place on the body … on the feet!

Snorting salt water from a cup – I kid you not

Grandma’s chicken soup

Ginger remedies for everything from PMS to colds and flu

Of course you can try all these when you start feeling like you are falling under the weather and you may have to go through a little discomfort or we can let you in on a little secret weapon of our own. So we know of Echinacea, ginger, vitamin C especially and then various other immune supporting remedies which have been used over the years. Although we can’t offer you the whiskey toddy, Airmune contains 17 ingredients in the form of vitamins, minerals, herbal and plant extracts as well as amino acids. Airmune includes 1000 mg of vitamin C, ginger and Echinacea all available in a delightfully pink bubbly drink designed to provide nutrition for the immune system when you need it the most.

Give your immune system nutritional support with Airmune and forget what it feels like to be sick.

This secret weapon is available at pharmacies across South Africa in 10’s and 30’s for the entire family to use!