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Aching joints and flu

Feeling achy all over is a common symptom of flu


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  • Mohammed Yassin's photo avatar
    Mohammed Yassin — 20.03.2018 06:05
    I am taking propolis many years ago. It improved my immune system a lot. I used to have flu and cold many times in winter and summer. After using propolis getting flu and cold became rare. My question is does increasing dose of propolis help in fighting flu and its pains? And what’s the best origin of propolis?


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      Jen Tan — 21.03.2018 13:23
      Hello Mohammed. Propolis is a product produced by bees - these insects use propolis to help keep hives free from infection. The main action of propolis lies with its anti-infective action. Some people speak about immune system properties but is less well established and certainly, not as well studied as say, for Echinacea. Propolis can help in fighting flu and symptoms of flu but again, evidence is mainly anecdotal. If it works for you, keep on with it.


  • DoraMae's photo avatar
    DoraMae — 11.03.2018 21:12
    I have body and muscle aches.


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      Jen Tan — 12.03.2018 07:33
      Hello DoraMae. If your muscle aches are also accompanied by symptoms of flu, you should treat the underlying viral infection and for this, we would recommend the use of Echinacea. Of course, there are other causes of muscle aches and pains so if they do not start to improve in the next 3 days, please see your doctor. In addition, seek medical attention urgently if you suffer from unexplained headaches.


  • Kyle's photo avatar
    Kyle — 08.02.2018 23:47
    Yes I have the flu


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