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oscillococcinum (äˈ·si·lō·käkˑ·si·nm),

n a proprietary homeopathic preparation that comprises a 200c dilution of dissolved Barbary duck livers and hearts; used as a treatment for influenza.
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In lieu of a home care kit, Oscillococcinum, a homeopathic remedy for flu sold in some US pharmacies, has helped many--when taken at the first sign of flu symptoms.
based Boiron USA has launched its best-seller Oscillococcinum in a 30-close package.
Best known for its top-selling flu medicine, Oscillococcinum and its Arnicare line of pain relievers, Boiron produces more than 1,500 homeopathic medicines.
It's highfalutingly called Oscillococcinum pronounced, oh-sila-cox-see-num.
Evidence: "Taking oscillococcinum at the first sign of flu symptoms reduced the average bout by about six hours in the two studies that provided enough data to analyze," says Andrew Vickers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who reviewed the evidence on oscillococcinum (pronounced ah-SILL-oh-cox-SEE-num) for the Cochrane Collaboration.
My typical recommendation, Oscillococcinum, taken once monthly from October through March.
Treatment: The most popular and powerful homeopathic to use fit the first sign of a cold or flu is called Oscillococcinum.
I purposely used the strong word "proven" because there have been three double-blind, placebo-controlled trials using a homeopathic medicine called Oscillococcinum to treat people with the flu or with influenza-like syndrome.
Herbal and/or homeopathic medicines like echinacea, zinc, or Oscillococcinum.
I also take oscillococcinum, which is a German homeopathic remedy that I came across in the States.
Look for options like Oscillococcinum that actually treat your symptoms instead of masking them.