tony is in the pasture and Lu is battling with some stomach problems so let me tell you what I recommend. When I get sick I take 21 capsules of olive leaf. I am talking about dried olive leaf not 500mg capsules of the stuff. If you can get hold of olive leaf that is the best and it will knock the flu out. The next days I take 9 capsules each. At first I thought I would kill myself but found out it does not kill you, lol. It is a natural antibiotic.
If olive leaf is not available then take 8 capsules of 500mg of vitamin c daily until the cold is better. Usually 3 days is sufficient. This works every time for me. Make sure you check the ingredients on vitamin C as many Lousy manufacturers are putting sucrose of some kind of sweetener in the tablets.