The immune system is how the body protects itself from illness. It attacks the things that cause disease.
Healthy habits can help support the immune system. Natural therapies have also been used to support or strengthen the immune system.
These therapies may not have benefit in treating the common cold:
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Talk to your doctor about any supplements or therapy you would like to use. Some can interfere with treatment or make conditions worse, such as:
Herbs and Supplements
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Last reviewed October 2019 by EBSCO NAT Review Board
Eric Hurwitz, DC
Last Updated: 6/1/2020