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8 Cold Remedies That Really Work, According To Science

02/08/2015 10:05 am ET | Updated Feb 08, 2015

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? And should you actually feed a cold and starve a fever?

While there's some true behind both, it's a bit more complicated than that, according to a new video from YouTube's AsapSCIENCE. The video (see above) explores eight sick remedies, and explains the science behind how they work.

For instance, chicken soup really might help reduce those cold symptoms, just as mom told you it would -- it works as an anti-inflammatory. Honey, vitamin C, garlic and echinacea have their own powerful cold-fighting properties too, according to the video.

Always remember though: While some of these remedies may help alleviate or ward off minor symptoms, always consult your doctor about the best treatment options for you.

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