Tackling the Flu and COVID19

During this time of year, we are successible to cold and flu viruses, including COVID19! We have to fight these viruses and armor up our immune system for a healthier life.

Herbs for Defense:

Astragalus: Protects the immune system and promotes healing within the body (do not use if fever is present)

Black Cherry: Rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory benefits (should not be used during pregnancy)

Ginger: Fights inflammation (not recommended for people who take anticoagulants or have gallstones; not recommended for extended use during pregnancy)

Mushrooms (maitake, shiitake, and reishi): Stimulates immune cells

Olive Leaf extract: Enhances immune function and fights all types of infections

Herbs for Relief:

Pau d’arco: Fights bacterial and viral infections

Goldenseal: Fights infection and inflammation (do not take internally on a daily basis for more than a week at a time; do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding)

Echinacea: Fights inflammation, bacterial and viral infections and enhances your immune system (do not take for more than 3 months at a time)

Yarrow tea: Reduces fever and other common cold symptoms

Bonset: Expectorant and eliminator of mucus (do not use on a daily basis for more than a week)

Cayenne: Helps keep mucus flowing, aiding in preventing congestion and headaches

Elderberry: Its antiviral properties reduces flu symptoms as well as combating free radicals and inflammation (should not be used during pregnancy)

Eucalyptus oil: Relieves congestion (external use only)

Fenugreek: Breaks up phlegm and mucus

Slippery elm: Removes phlegm and mucus from the body

Linden-flower tea: Suppresses cough and reduces fever

Wild pansy tea: Treats colds with fever and respiratory congestion

For children:

Echinacea and Goldenseal combo: An alcohol-free extract is recommended; 4-6 drops of the combination extract in water or juice every four hours for three days.

Catnip tea and Lobelia tincture: To reduce a fever, take catnip tea enemas and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon lobelia tincture ever three to four hours until fever drops.

***Always wash your hands***

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Try it and and see how much it will change your life, health and wellness. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think, if you have tried it. That’s all for now.

Get healthy today and stay healthy tomorrow!

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