Here is another plug for a product I found very helpful a couple of weeks ago when I was trying to fight off yet another cold.
I seem to catch every virus that passes by, so when I started to feel a bit under the weather, I sent my significant other out to the health food store for some oil of oregano. The brand I bought is "Joy of the Mountains", which coincidentally is from a company in Lumby, B.C. where I went to High School. Hmm, I wonder if I know the people who run the company? Oh, sorry, I digress.
Anyhow, this is great stuff. Although it didn't prevent the cold entirely, I am sure that swallowing it straight up, 5 drops at a time, made my symptoms less severe and I think the duration was shorter.
I can't say taking it was a lot of fun but the antibiotic effect is well worth some brief unpleasantness!