London: An ingredient often used to make curry may be the key to fending off the cold virus. For centuries, mothers have used fenugreek, which is rich in antioxidants, to stimulate the production of breast milk during pregnancy and following childbirth, reports the Telegraph. But now the herb has been hailed as an unlikely "fix-all elixir" thanks to its powerful antiviral properties. Researchers found it may stave off viruses that cause sniffles and sore throats, helping to relieve the symptoms. In a three-month period - between October and late December - 10 healthy volunteers consumed two portions of the herb per week.
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