Phyllanthus amarus herbs have been used to treat flu and colds, studies have claimed.
While traditionally used to treat hepatitis, diabetes and hypertension, the herb, could ease the symptoms of a cold, which include a runny nose and sore throat.
The herb grows up to 60cm high, and grows in tropical areas across the world.
Supplements can be bought online from 99p.
The herb is used as a diuretic, and can help to lower blood pressure, studies revealed.
It’s been used to treat medical conditions for about 2,000 years.
Tuberculosis, cystitis and urinary tract infections could benefit from taking Phyllanthus amarus supplements.
The herb is made up of lignin, alkaloids, bioflavonoids and repandusinic acid.
A common cold is a mild viral infection, that affects the nose, throat, sinuses and the upper airways, according to the NHS.
Symptoms include a cough, sneezing and a headache.
More severe symptoms of colds are achy muscles and a fever.
There’s no cure for colds, but there are ways to help ease the symptoms.
Other traditional remedies for treating colds include gargling salt water, and sucking on menthol sweets.
Raw juice therapy could also help to address colds. The best organic natural foods to juice are carrots, celery, spinach, oranges and grapefruit.
Chicken soup is the most traditional remedy for a cold.
But, the NHS recommends resting, drinking plenty of fluids and taking over-the-counter painkillers.