Friday, August 19, 2011

Homeopathic flu remedies top the list of "12 Things You Should Stop Buying Now"

Here's an interesting flu tidbit that caught my eye today. Homeopathic flu remedies top the TIME's list of "12 Things You should Stop Buying Now." The CDC's recommendations on Preventing Sesional Flu Illness includes the following statement: "There is no scientific evidence that any herbal, homeopathic or other folk remedies have any benefit against influenza."

While I don't know if green tea is used in homeopathic remedies, I believe that the studies are focusing on tea as a preventative versus a treatment. If nothing else, drinking tea can lend a certain comfort factor to help you feel better. That said, I wonder if the ongoing research into green tea as a flu preventative will be included in future recommendations.

Meanwhile, it would certainly be worth your time to review the CDC's guide on Good Health Habits for Preventing Seasonal Flu.

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