Herbs for the common cold

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Echinacea, seen here in full bloom, may help boost the immune system.


Echinacea, seen here in full bloom, may help boost the immune system. (Kelley Rawlsky / For the Enterprise)

Achoo! Has anybody else been sniffling lately? All the sneezing, nose blowing and congestion this past week has led me to feel like a snuffleupagus. My nose is so inflamed it feels like an elephant’s trunk. Have you ever tried to search for a word you cannot spell? It took me 24 hours to figure out how to even come close to spelling snuffleupagus. I didn’t know if it was a real word or one I had made up in my cold-affected head. Snuffleupagus was a character on Sesame Street. Now I remember.

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