Health & Herbs, November

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Employ preventative measures against the common cold this month.  Dr. Fernanda Russo recommends taking 30 drops of Echinacea and Cat’s Claw three times a day until symptoms improve. Adjust dosages accordingly for children (one drop per 4 lbs of body weight).

Dr. Russo also suggests drinking soothing herbal tea made of Sambuca and Tilia as a homeopathic remedy for fevers.  Add a teaspoon of each herb to a cup of heated water and allow it to infuse for five minutes and drink 2-3 times daily.  Feverish children can benefit from herbal teas of Belladonna and Mercurius Solubilis.

Dr. Fernanda Russo is the owner of Erboristeria Antica San Simona (Via Ghibellina 190/R). She studied both conventional and homeopathic medicine and has an extensive knowledge of herbs and aromatherapy. She graciously shares her knowledge through private consultations at her shop, which also sells teas, candles, incense, soaps, and much more.