Evaluating the safety and efficacy of Zataria multiflora (Shirazi thyme) as cough medicine

In this review, a researchers from Iran evaluated the potency of Zataria multiflora, also known as Shirazi thyme, as an alternative medicine for the management of acute cough. This article appeared in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. Cough is a defensive reflux mechanism that facilitates the removal of foreign objects and secretions from the bronchi and bronchioles.Z. … Continue reading Evaluating the safety and efficacy of Zataria multiflora (Shirazi thyme) as cough medicine

Better than vaccines? Vitamin D found to be powerful prevention vs. colds and flu

Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D supplementation keep respiratory diseases such as cough and colds at bay. Data show that vitamin D supplementation resulted in a 12 percent reduction in the proportion of patients suffering at least one acute respiratory tract infection. Researchers also noted that vitamin D supplementation helped keep respiratory infections in check, especially among vitamin … Continue reading Better than vaccines? Vitamin D found to be powerful prevention vs. colds and flu