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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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Due to the extraordinary flu season, sales of Boiron's flagship brand, Oscillococcinum for flu symptoms, have increased significantly.
In addition to its Arnicare line, Boiron is known for its Oscillococcinum flu reliever as well as its Chestal line of medicines, recently restaged via the addition of a cold and cough formula that offers broad symptom relief.
El oscillococcinum es una disolucion 200C del higado de una variedad de pato oriunda de Francia; una dilucion 200C implica tomar un volumen x del higado del pato, diluirlo en 100 volumenes x de agua destilada (a esto se refiere la C), tomar de dicha dilucion un volumen x y diluir esta alicuota en 100 volumenes x de agua, tomar de nuevo un volumen x de esta segunda dilucion y diluirla en 100 volumenes de agua y continuar asi 200 veces.
In a consumer shopping study, Boiron, maker of flu medicine Oscillococcinum, found 79 percent of U.
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.
The laboratory, known for its Oscillococcinum medicine, expects to register a significant increase in full-year earnings.
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.