Uncommon cures for the common cold this winter in Chicago



Long known for its calming effects, chamomile (usually in tea form) can also be helpful in treating upset tummies.

Mom’s tip: Jennifer Matuska, a Chesterton, Ind., mom of two, uses dissolved chamomile tablets calm her kids when they are cranky from sickness or teething pain. “Before I reach for the Motrin, I try a chamomile tablet first. I like to be cautious and at least try the herbal remedy to see if it works before I move to something stronger,” she says.

Dr. Walsh: “I think that chamomile is a great remedy with no downsides. There is evidence that it really works as a soother.”

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