What are Colds?
The common cold is, as the name suggests, very common and easy to catch. In the course of a year, people in the United States suffer 1 billion colds, according to some estimates. Most adults tend to catch a cold about three to four times a year.
Unfortunately, children are much more prone to catching colds as their immune systems are vulnerable and they tend to spread infections more quickly in daycare and school settings. Children get about six to ten colds a year on average, whereas adults average about two to four colds a year, although the range varies greatly.In families with children in school, the number of colds per child can reach as high as 12 per year. Women, especially those aged 20 to 30 years, tend to have more colds than men, which could be because of their closer contact with children. On average, people over age 60 have fewer than one cold a year.
For colds and flu—drink 4 cups per day of a tea of equal parts mint, elderflower, and chamomile.
Mix all of the herbs together and then use 2 tsp./cup. Steep 10 minutes covered.