How to Kill Flu Germs Inside and Out

December 26th, 2006

Adapted from The Traveler’s Natural Medicine Kit, by Pamela Hirsch (Healing Arts Press, 2001).

Avoiding the Flu is on many people’s minds, particularly this year with a worldwide Flu vaccine shortage.

The good news is that people have been using Essential Oils for centuries to ward off illnesses, and we have an Antibacterial room spray that can help in just this way.

Antibacterial Room Spray

Here is an excellent Antiseptic and freshening room spray. It contains Lavender and Thyme oils, both of which are Antiseptic and specifific to lung infections. If you are traveling, you might like to use it in your hotel room.

  1. Fill a 2-ounce glass spray bottle with distilled water.
  2. Add to it 7 drops of Lavender oil and 4 drops of Thyme oil.
  3. Replace the spray top and spray!

If you are unlucky enough to come down with a case of the Flu, or a bad cold, there are many natural herbal and Homeopathic Remedies that also really help. Here is a list of these as well, so you can ride out such an illness with the least amount of misery!

Echinacea Echinacea stimulates the Immune System and helps the body rid itself of microbial infection. Echinace angustifolia and E. purpurrea are equally effective, and many products contain E. pallida as well. Start taking Echinacea tincture - 30 to 45 drops 3x a days week before traveling to obtain ints immune-enhancing effects.

While all treatments work differently, depending on the individual, experience shows that Echinacea can knock out a cold if taken at the onset of symptoms.

Astragalus Another effective immune-enhancing formula is a combination of astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) taken as a tincture twice a day, 20 to 30 drops per dose. This formula is appropriate to take daily throughout the cold and Flu season. Begin a month prior to travel.

Boneset Boneset (Eupatorium perforoliatum is an immune stimulant that assaults bacteria. In the 1700s and 1800s most U.S. homes in the Northeast had boneset drying from the rafters. It was used effectively to treat a flue epidemic in Pennysylvania in 800.

Redroot This effective botanical stimulates and cleanses the lymph system. The lymph system is responsible for processing and cleansing the body of the byproducts of fighting infection.

Boneset, Redroot, and Echinachea Make this formula blend yourself by buying single-herb tinctures of each of the three Herbs and combine them in a larger jar. Fill a 2-ounce tincture bottle with some of the resulting formula and you’re all set. This remedy is good to take 20 to 30 drops at a time, every hour, at the onset of cold or Flu symptoms.

Homeopathic Formula A standard remedy for Flu is the homeopathic formula Oscillococcinum. Manufactured by Boiron, Oscillo is taken like any other homeopathic remedy - sublingually (allowed to dissolve under the tongue) 30 minutes before or after eating or drinking anything except water. The standard dosage is three vials; each vial contains hundreds of minute pellets. As soon as you feel Flu symptoms, take a vial of Oscillo. Repeat with the second vial six hours alter, and with the third six hours after the second.

Note: These recommendations are offered as information only, not as a medical recommendation, or to be used independently of your working with your doctor.

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If You Have a Cold but Need to Attend a Meeting

December 21st, 2006

(From Beauty Feng Shui, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (Inner Traditions, 2000).

Heat 2 glasses of cola (try to find a healthy kind) with 10 thick slices of fresh Ginger. Add 2 tablespoons honey and the juice of a Lemon and drink the mixture. (This recipe is very popular in Hong Kong.)

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Ancient Remedy for Coughs, Congestion, Sore Throats

December 13th, 2006

Zesty Cider Cold and Flu Formula

December 11th, 2006

Several healing ingredients make this tasty formula one that you can drink at the first sign of a cold or Flu to help open up your sinuses and bronchial passages. You can also gargle with it for relief from Sore Throats. Here�s the recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 25 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried or 3 tablespoons fresh Echinacea root, grated or chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh horseradish root, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh Gingerroot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper powder
  • Honey to sweeten, if desired
  • Raw apple cider vinegar, 1 quart or less

  • Place all dry ingredients in a 1-quart wide mouth jar. Fill to the top with vinegar. Cover the top of the jar with plastic wrap, then screw on the lid.

  • Refrigerate for 6 weeks so the flavor can develop and soften. Shake daily. There�s no need to strain and bottle it unless you want to. The flavor keeps getting better and bolder the longer the formula is allowed to steep.

  • At the first sign of a cold or Flu, take 2 tablespoons of this formula with a warm water chaser. Rinse mouth out well after swallowing the cider. Repeat once or twice daily for the duration of the illness. You should feel your Sinus and bronchial passages quickly open and your breathing become easier.

  • For a Sore Throat, gargle with the formula for 60 seconds, spit, then rinse out your mouth. You should feel immediate relief.

Makes about 1 quart.

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Herbs for the Flu, Tested By Science

December 9th, 2006

A Flu and cold are often difficult to differentiate, but a Flu is usually worse. Symptoms include a fever with chills, runny nose, cough, headache, and a feeling of malaise or tiredness. Although the most acute symptoms usually subside within three days, symptoms such as weakness and coughing may persist for ten days. Even though the Flu is typically self-limiting, serious complications can arise in the very young or the elderly or those with a preexisting disease.

The ideal approach to the Flu is, of course, prevention. This might be accomplished by improving the Immune System, especially in the fall as Flu season approaches. Several studies have shown that astragalus (Astragalus membranaceous) extracts can stimulate the Immune System. Use astragalus as an extract or add the root to soups.

If you do get the Flu, here are two Herbs shown to help reduce the severity of the illness.

  1. Elder (Sambucus nigra) has a tradition of use for the treatment of Colds and Flu and has stood the test of science. The flowers from this plant have demonstrated antiviral activity against both influenza types A and B, as well as herpes simplex virus type 1. It also possesses anti-inflammatory activity.

A clinical study showed that a standardized elderberry extract, Sambucol, improved the symptoms of influenza with a complete recovery in two to three days, compared to a six-day recovery period for the group not receiving the herb. In this study patients were diagnosed with influenza type B. Elder may act by stimulating the body�s own interferon or by preventing attachment of the virus to the body�s surfaces.

  1. Licorce root has also demonstrated antiviral activity. When mice infected with lethal doses of influenza virus were treated with glycyrrhizin, an active component of Licorice, they were protected from death due to the virus A.D.H.D.less lung damage than did mice treated with saline controls.

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Cold Relief Herbal Soak

November 2nd, 2006

Use the following combinations of Herbs for the fighting off a cold:

Use 1/2 cup of dried Herbs or one to two cups of fresh Herbs. Crush the Herbs first to release their Essential Oils. Mix the Herbs and tie them into a square of muslin or a handerchief. Hang the bag under the faucet as you fill the tub. The bag can be used to scrub your skin as well.

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Liniment for Colds and Chest Tightness

November 1st, 2006

Add 1 cup of finely chopped Garlic to 1 cup of boiling lard. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 2 hours. Remove from heat and strain the Garlic from the oil. Place in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

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Cold Comfort Bath

November 1st, 2006

Yield: 3 1/2 ounces

Mix together dried Herbs. Place them inside a square of natural fabric or a metal tea ball. Secure your bundle by tying the ends with a bit of sting. To use: Hang the herb bag under your water tap.

Fill the tub with warm (not too hot) water, letting the water flow through the Herbs. Get in the bath, squeeze out your herb bag and place it behind your neck as you bathe. You also may use it to scrub your body with a bit of Soap

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Cold and Flu Remedy

October 30th, 2006
  • half an inch fresh Ginger root, grated
  • a Clove of Garlic (two or more, if you can stand it), minced
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne powder
  • juice of half a Lemon
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • sweeten with honey

Pour boiling water over the other ingredients and let it stand for 20 minutes, or until cool enough to chug down. Remember that it’s a medicine and is not meant to be sipped!

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Do you have a Cold, or the Flu?

October 27th, 2006

Here’s how to tell:

Colds and Flu are distinct and separate upper respiratory infections, triggered by different viruses. (Outdoor environment- -drafts, wetness, temperature changes, etc. do not cause either of these illnesses.)

The Flu is more serious, because it can spread to the lungs, and cause severe Bronchitis or pneumonia. In the beginning stages, the symptoms of Colds and Flu can be similar. Both conditions begin when one or more of the over 200 hundred viruses that cause a cold or Flu penetrate the body’s protective barriers. Viruses don’t breathe, digest food or eliminate, but they replicate themselves with a vengeance. Nose, eyes and mouth are usually the sites of invasion from cold viruses.

The most likely target for the Flu virus is the respiratory tract. Colds and Flu respond to different treatments. The following symptomatic chart can help identify your particular condition and allow you to deal with it better.

A Cold Profile looks like this:

  • Slow onset. No prostration.
  • Body aches–largely due to the release of interferon (an immune stimulator).
  • Rarely accompanied by fever and headache.
  • Localized symptoms such as Sore Throat, Sinus congestion, listlessness, runny nose and sneezing.
  • Mild fatigue and weakness as a result of body cleansing.
  • Mild to moderate chest discomfort, usually with a hacking cough.
  • Sore or burning throat common.

A Flu Profile looks like this:


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