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Powerful Herbs That Fight Viruses Where Antibiotics Fail.

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The virus is a different organism than the bacteria. Some people find viruses “scarier” because antibiotics have no effect on them. Herbs though do have antiviral action, and many of these are widely available. Here are some of them most common ones used, though there are several.

1. Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm classed with antiviral herbs In Germany, the antiviral effects of lemon balm are well-documented, and creams made from the herb are prescribed for herpes outbreaks and cold sores. Lemon balm is very easy to grow in your garden – a little too easy, in fact, as it tends to take over if not contained.

Lemon balm makes a very good tea, and can be drunk to combat all sorts of viral infections, such as colds and flu. The tea or a cream can be applied to cold sores or other viral lesions, such as shingles or chickenpox.

2. Astragalus

This lesser-known immune enhancing herb is known as huang qi in Chinese medicine. Astragalus foots and plant parts classed with antiviral herbs. The root is sweet, not unlike licorice, to which it is related. It has been shown to be a very effective antiviral herb, particularly in the prevention of colds and flu, and may even be effective against the Coxsackie B virus, which can cause an inflammation of the heart.

You can simmer slices of the root in hot water to make a healing herbal tea, or you can use the commercially-available tincture. It is generally agreed that astragalus should be taken as a preventative rather than once the illness is in full swing, so if you think you’ve been exposed, or you experience the onset of a viral illness, you should start taking astragalus.

3. Garlic

When the discussion of antiviral herbs is conversed about, it would not be complete without mentioning garlic, an herb that is antiviral, antibacterial, and anti fungal. It’s not expensive, and you can use the whole herb or take capsules. However, many experts agree that “deodorized” garlic may not be as effective as the unaltered herb.

You can simmer minced garlic in chicken broth and sip it to stave off colds and flu. Raw, minced garlic can be sprinkled over salads and tossed with pasta. Be careful with consuming too much of it raw, as it can cause severe nausea when taken in this form.

4. Ginger

Long ago, ginger was considered a “warming” herb that would prevent nausea from a “chilled stomach,” which was said to occur when large amounts of cold water were consumed in hot weather. We now know that ginger has powerful anti-nausea action, and it is also anti-viral.

Teas made from fresh ginger are palatable and spicy. You can sweeten them with raw honey for added germ-fighting benefits and flavor. When you feel the very first stages of a cold or flu, try drinking some of this tea several times a day. You can even drink it daily as prevention, if and when exposed to any viruses. Ginger is considered quite safe, although it is not recommended for pregnant women.

Randy Brittell

My name is Randy Brittell and I am owner of - Savor the Food and Your Health and a nutrition expert at CureJoy. I have looked too naturopathic medicine and alternative medicine because of my own person health problems. I had diabetes at which doctors never gave me options only medicine. I took things into my own hands and am now 7 years symptom free. I have studied since 2006 about the nutrition of food and herbs, and their ability to cure. At this time I currently hold an Advanced Learning Certificate in Human Health – Diet and Nutrition. I am also working to get a certificate in Healthy Living. I currently live in Boise, Idaho (USA). I am married and have two boys, at which my oldest I put through collage and who is now a Medical Assistant working in a cancer hospital in Rosarito Baja California, Mexico.

Randy Brittell

My name is Randy Brittell and I am owner of - Savor the Food and Your Health and a nutrition expert at CureJoy. I have looked too naturopathic medicine and alternative medicine because of my own person health problems. I had diabetes at which doctors never gave me options only medicine. I took things into my own hands and am now 7 years symptom free. I have studied since 2006 about the nutrition of food and herbs, and their ability to cure. At this time I currently hold an Advanced Learning Certificate in Human Health – Diet and Nutrition. I am also working to get a certificate in Healthy Living. I currently live in Boise, Idaho (USA). I am married and have two boys, at which my oldest I put through collage and who is now a Medical Assistant working in a cancer hospital in Rosarito Baja California, Mexico.

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Ser Herrera Calderón
Ser Herrera Calderón 5pts

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Istmenia Custer
Istmenia Custer 5pts

Just had my organic fresh ginger tea, made enough for my hubby and son :)

Ann Salazar
Ann Salazar 5pts

Roland Weibel? \U0001f600\U0001f600\U0001f600Hope u r feeling better. Love you and see u soon.

Chase Gross
Chase Gross 5pts

This is great for kids that frequently get Cough, cold & flu from being in public schools

Mildred De Asis
Mildred De Asis 5pts

Love this ... Very idealistic med. ❤ thank you for sharing @Ayurveda ♥

Maria Rigo
Maria Rigo 5pts

Good to know. Love all ingredients

Franz Delaquis
Franz Delaquis 5pts

Zimt und Zitronenmelisse in der Mitte? Ingwer und Knoblauch brauche ich täglich, wenn ich esse.

Doris Lampert
Doris Lampert 5pts

ACV for my rash and a tsp in water to drink during the day.

Doris Lampert
Doris Lampert 5pts

I'm using ginger and cinnamon in my morning coffee and turmeric in my breakfast. it carries me through the day time of shingles without any meds. I also use honey during the day too in different ways. Love our naturals and your posts. Thanks

Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Joni Marshall Thanks! :)

Ayurveda
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Charlotte Webb Thanks! :)

Surinder Kaur
Surinder Kaur 5pts

Mujhe skin ellergy ho jaati h aksar iska treatment karwa to knee problem ho gyee. Knee k liye medicine khayee to again skin infection ho gya. Please some body help me. Doctor said infection ki jo medicine h vo bones me se calcium khattam kar deti h.what to do?

Linda Solis
Linda Solis 5pts

I've been using manuka honey. I'm feeling much better after 3 weeks.

Rafeekan Mahamad
Rafeekan Mahamad 5pts

Adam is all about herbs, these are the only thing he will use when he have cold/flu symptoms.

Ruben Jaime Martinez
Ruben Jaime Martinez 5pts

You want the ultimate #antioxidant ... drink #Chaga tea. Nothing else comes close to it.

Tonie Tonie
Tonie Tonie 5pts

I love all of those I mostly love garlic and ginger I drink ginger tea a lot