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Monday, November 27, 2006

An herbal remedy for the flu

WALTHAM

Now that flu season is upon us, many in Globe West are scrambling to get their flu shots. Judy Foreman, in the Health Answers column, writes that there are no scientifically proven alternatives to that pesky needle.

But then there is Steve Bernardi, co-owner of Johnson Drug in Waltham, who thinks herbal remedies can help. He favors Boiron's Oscillococcinum, made from duck liver, to reduce the duration and severity of the flu, Foreman reports today.

Johnson Drug also sells several products made from mushrooms meant to curb flu symptoms.

-- Erica Tochin

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