These Are The Most Dangerous & Heavily Promoted Prescription Drugs: Here Are Natural Alternatives

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

common prescription drugs

7. Cold and Flu Medications­ (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and decongestants)

Prescribed For: Cold or flu symptoms such as fever, aches, pains, congestion

Side Effects: While over the counter (OTC) medications may seem harmless, they are often highly often overused and abused and can cause severe repercussions such as liver failure.

Acetaminophen is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the US.


There are more than 100,000 instances per year that result in more than 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure (19).

Other studies show that these OTC medications actually suppress your immune system’s response to the virus, resulting in increased healing time and greater respiratory discomfort.

Natural Alternatives:

  • Herbal Teas: Echinacea, cold and flu blends etc. are very good and will also keep you hydrated
  • Sambucol:­ a highly effective anti-viral ­ syrup (4 oz).
  • Supplements: Ginseng (daily supplements can help prevent and cure a cold or the flu), Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Garlic, and White Willow (a natural anti-inflammatory for pain and fever)
  • Honey and Lemon (great antibacterial and to ease sore throats)
  • Chicken soup (medically proven to help cure a cold or fever).

While prescription medications do serve a purpose in some cases, whenever possible, it is best to try and heal your body the way nature intended.

Proper nutrition is the foundation of health.

And eating properly, exercising regularly and living a healthy lifestyle are the only ways to assure you stay strong and healthy.