Colds are a leading cause of doctor visits and missed days from work and school, and this season is no exception. Americans suffer from approximately 1 billion colds per year, or about two to four colds per year for the average adult.
A change in the season can take a toll on our health and this is often the time when we feel our immune systems taking a nose dive. Colds can manifest in our sinuses, chest, throat and nasal passage, and with no true cure, it can take a while to recover.
Misuse of antibiotics in recent decades has created a very dangerous phenomenon as it is difficult to control: microbial resistance to antibiotic treatment. Scientists lead a struggle for the discovery of new antibiotics, more powerful to cope with new infections, but overlook the fact that nature gave us the most efficient remedies: natural antibiotics.