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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Cinnamon and Honey Cold and Cough Remedy

November 9th, 2006

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon powder daily for 3 days.

This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

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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:

  • Swift and severe onset.
  • Early and prominent prostration with flushed, hot, moist skin.
  • Usually accompanied by high (102�-104�) fever, headache and sore eyes.
  • General symptoms like chills, Depression and body aches.
  • Extreme fatigue, sometimes lasting 2-3 weeks.
  • Acute chest discomfort, with severe hacking cough.
  • Sore Throat occasionally.

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Ginger for Colds and Flu

October 25th, 2006

This is the season when people generally suffer form colds and flu. Chinese medicine refers to this form of sickness as “invading cold” or “invading damp” which means that our system has been assailed by the cold weather.

Whether in the form of: influenza, chills, coughs, or Bronchitis, this is a condition that lasts far too long for anyone. Herbal help can be found as close to you as your spice rack or local grocery store. Spices are thought of as warm to hot, and Ginger is strong enough to repel the assailant.

GOOD NEWS ABOUT Ginger

Whether fresh or ground, Ginger is a marvelous spice as well as a delicious non-Alcoholic beverage. Ginger used in baking livens up cookies, cakes and breads and naturally helps create that fabulous Christmas mainstay: the Gingerbread House.

  1. Ginger contains a high level of enzymes that break down meat, similar to our own natural stomach enzymes. Ginger can be used as a meat tenderizer.

  2. If you want to stimulate Circulation in the intestines, then Ginger is the herb you’re looking for.

  3. Want a natural Antioxidant? Ginger’s your herb.

  4. Ginger helps balance your diet. Too many cooling foods, such as vegetables, need a counter balance. Ginger is known in all forms of Eastern medicine as a warming herb.

  5. Ginger helps relieve Motion Sickness and nausea.

  6. Ginger is used to help detoxify the body, especially aching muscles from colds and flu.

  7. If you’ve exerted yourself too much, Ginger relaxes tight muscles.

TYPES OF Ginger

Fresh Ginger root is what you’ll find the most beneficial in easing your colds and flu symptoms. One whiff of a fresh Ginger root will have you starting onto your road to recovery. It’s a distinctive scent, highly aromatic, and images of far off lands might come to mind. Once it’s consumed, it radiates outwards, warming your body and clearing away your illness. Fresh Ginger can be added to food or brewed into a tea.

Dried/powdered is the simplest way to take Ginger. You can buy the capsules in health food stores. It’s easy to find Bulk Ginger at Chinese grocery stores or via the Internet. When you purchase ready-made capsules, take as many as directed on the label.

Tea is found anywhere, but make sure you read the ingredients. You can find it mixed with other Herbs or else listed so far down on the label that it’ll be useless. Ginger should always be listed first for it to be effective. However, the following recipe is the best for cold/flu conditions.

RECIPES

Ginger Tea

This should be made with a fresh root.

Grate a small piece of Ginger into a mug. Add the juice of a � Lemon. Fill the mug with boiling water. Stir in a teaspoon of Organic honey.

Ginger Socks

This will keep your feet warm and boost sluggish Circulation.

You will need powdered Cayenne Pepper for this to be even more effective. Mix � teaspoon Cayenne Pepper with 1 teaspoon powdered Ginger. Add the mixture to a pair of socks. If you are very cold and are not moving, this remedy won’t be of much help.

The more you move, whether you’re walking around in your home or are outdoors really getting a workout, the better this is. A lot of movement will heat your feet too much so be careful! If you are really feeling unwell, you should still attempt to do some form of exercise, even if it’s just wiggling your toes, so that the Cayenne/ginger mixture has some kick to it!

Ginger Bath

Bathing in fragrant Ginger is a luxury as well as a recipe for getting better. Powdered Ginger is the recommended form and it should be added slowly. Start with the addition of 1 tablespoon’s worth of Ginger. If that isn’t enough, add another. Don’t add too much. You will feel your heart rate increase and you’ll begin to detoxify your symptoms soon after bathing in Ginger. Drinking plenty of water is recommended.

WHERE TO BUY Ginger

You can find Ginger at your supermarket or health food store or online at Mountain Rose Herbs

Note: Consult your physician before trying any of these remedies. Ginger is not recommended for infants.

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Cold and Flu Herbal Remedies

October 18th, 2006

Colds With Flu Symptoms:

Mix 1 cup each of Plantain, Black Elder Flowers, Juniper berries, Rosemary, Irish moss and Peppermint, Steep 1tsp. of the herb mix in 1 cup boiling water for 15 min., strain reheat and sweeten, drink twice a daily.

Flu symptoms:

Pour 2 quarts boiling water over 1 ounce of dried Sage, add the juice of Lemon,1 Orange, and 1 ounce of honey, mix well, cover and steep for 1 hour. Strain and drink as often as desired, reheat as needed.

Flu Remedy:

Pour 1 pints of boiling water over 1 ounce of Elder Flowers and 1 ounce of Peppermint leaves, cover and let steep 15 min. strain and sweeten give 1 cup warm every hour to produce Sweating.

For Flu:

Put 1tbsp. each of white Yarrow, Boneset, and skullcap in 1 pint of water, simmer for 30 min….strain, add 1tbsp. of this liquid and 1tsp. of psyllium seed, flavored to one cup of boiling water, sweeten w/corn syrup, drink every 30 min. this takes care of backaches and Headaches too.

Congestion with cold:

add 1 ounce of Comfrey root(cut up fine) to 1 pint of water, bring to a boil then simmer for 30 min…strain and sweeten take this 3-4 times a day by the cup, Comfrey reduces the inflammation in the bronchial and alimentary system. It acts as an emollient, demulcent and expectorant, it also has pain relieving properties.

Chest congestion:

Mix 1/2 cup each of powdered Slippery Elm, corn starch, and crushed Black Mustard seed, wet the mixture just enough to make a thin paste, grease chest w/olive oil. Place the mixture on a warm flannel cloth and apply to the chest, cover to keep warm, keep on until chest skin begins to turn red.

Congestion treatment:

mix 1 cup warm Almond oil, with 1/2tsp. of Peppermint oil, massage the chest and back to relieve chest congestion, keep warm and give plenty of Peppermint tea to produce Sweating.(this works well also for children)

Bronchial problems:

heat 1 cup of milk,add 1tbsp. dried bee Balm to the milk, allow to steep 15 min….strain and reheat, drink several glasses a day until improvement is noticed.

Comfrey Bronchial Infusion:

put 1/4 once of Comfrey leaves in 1 pint of boiling water, cover and steep(covered) 30 min…strain and sweeten with honey, drink at least 2 cups per day.

Parsley Cough Treatment: This is good to use for persistent stubborn coughs.

Pour 2 1/2 cups of boiling water over 2tbsp. of dried Agrimony flowers or leaves and 1tbsp. of dried Parsley, cover and steep until the mixture is cool, strain…use as a gargle to soothe throats, to stop persistent coughs take 2-3tbsp’s of the infusion morning and evening.

Cherry Cough Syrup:

Place 1 pint of cherries in a pan and add just enough water to cover , add several Lemon slices and 1 pint of honey, simmer the mixture until cherries are soft, remove from heat. Remove the Lemon and cherry pits from the mixture, refrigerate and take several tbsp. as needed for coughing.

Thyme Cough syrup:

Pour 1 pint boiling water over 1 ounce of dried Thyme, cool to room temperature strain and add 1 cup of honey, shake to mix well, keep in refrigerated, take 1tbsp several times a day for Sore Throats, colds and coughing.

Colds, chest complaints and asthma:

To stave off infections:

Hyssop tea is used on a regular basis is said to help keep away infections; add several teaspoons of the chopped leaves to 2 cups of boiling water and allow to steep 15 minutes, strain and sweeten w/honey, take several cups a day if fighting a cold or infection.

Traditional Peppermint Cure:

mix 1 tablespoon of Elder Flowers,1tbsp. Peppermint,1tbsp. white Yarrow,1tbsp. Feverfew flowers, pour 2 cups boiling water over mix, let steep for 15 min. strain, sweeten and drink hot, this will help break fever by perspiring. Yarrow acts as a pain reliever.

COLD TREATMENT:

Mullein flower tea; has a pleasant taste and is good to soothe inflamed conditions of mucous membrane lining of the throat, also relieves coughing, put a small handful of the Mullein flowers in 1 pint of boiling water, allow to steep for 15 min., strain and sweeten w/honey.

cold treatment: chop several leaves of Comfrey and add 1/2 cup of elderberries, add 1 cup of honey and 1 cup of water, simmer for 30 min. …strain and take as needed to produce Perspiration and reduce fever, Comfrey leaves produce an aspirin like substance and help to ease discomfort of a cold as well as soothes inflamed mucous membranes of the throat., elderberries serve a diuretic to flush the system.

Royal mix for the severe colds:

mix 1 cup each of dried white Yarrow, Spearmint, Sage, Catnip, Horehound, Verbena, and Pennyroyal. Pour 1 pint of boiling water over 2 1/2tbsps. the herb mix. Cover and let stand 10 min…..strain and sweeten…drink 1 cup every couple of hours, use more often if Sweating is desired.

Rice tea:

This remedy is for kids and adults (both will love) simmer 1/2cup of rice in 1 1/2 quarts of water for 15 min., strain and add a few drops of Vanilla flavoring and sugar, sprinkle w/cinnamon for extra flavor(drink warm) this settles an upset stomach quickly, stops vomiting, Diarrhea fast.

Rosehip tea:

Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of crushed rosehips and 1teaspoon of dried Lemon peel, let steep 15 min. strain and use honey to sweeten, drink this tea whether you have a cold or not, the extra Vitamin C is good or you anytime.

Cold treatment:

boil 8 cornhusks in 2 pints of water for 30 min…strain and drink, said to relieve Headaches and stuffiness of the nose during cold.

cold remedy:

put one gallon of water in a large pan, adding 3 ounces softened Ginger root, 3 cups honey, and 1/4 pound seedless raisins, bring to a boil, simmer for about an hour(top will need to be skimmed every once in a while)cool, strain and place in a tightly closed container overnight in the frige.

The next day, squeeze 6 lemons,4 oranges and add to the mixture, mix well and drink 2-3 glasses per day, will get rid of the symptoms pretty fast and clean the system.

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October 16th, 2006

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