I haven't had a cold or the 'flu this century! I use a few drops of all the herbs mentioned in this note and they help EVERY time. Manylovescandy suggests why you get colds so often - sugar is poison. poison, poison and weakens your immune system so that colds sneak past your resistance often. Ask your Pharmacist for Sambucus syrup, which tastes great and pushes colds really hard. Ginger helps to boost your immune system too - and it tastes great. A local Herbalist or Homeopath will mix something safe and effective up that will drive away the sniffles in a day or two. But, keep your immune system strong and colds NEVER bother you again. Junk food causes a junk body = colds and 'flu.