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iVillage: 10 Tricks You Haven’t Heard to Prevent Colds & Flu

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Get Some Sea Buckthorn

You probably haven’t heard of Sea Buckhorn, but it just may be your immune system’s secret weapon this winter.

“For thousands of years, people in the Far East, India and Russia used this powerful adaptogenic botanical to increase the body's resistance to stress trauma and fatigue while promoting heart liver and the immune system,” says Trattner.

Full of essential fatty acids, antioxidant vitamins and minerals, studies in Russia found that Sea Buckthorn oil inhibits a variety of illness-inducing bacteria, including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Typhoid bacillus, E.coli, and Bacillus dysenteriae, she says. Trattner recommends taking 10ml/day of Sea Buckthorn oil a day to keep your immune system healthy (she likes the organic Charma Vi).

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