Herbal Flu Treatments

Is the flu virus running through your workplace?  Here are a few methods to prevent the flu.  Get plenty of rest, stay warm and dry and avoid crowds during flu season.  Wash your hands often and well.  Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands.  Sanitizing spray in your desk drawer can be used on telephones and keyboards to combat the flu virus.

Build Immunity

Some exciting research in medical laboratories around the world reveals that certain herbs can be used to boost the immune system.  Used in traditional Chinese medicine, astragalus comes in three forms:  tea, capsules and tincture.  To get the maximum benefit from this powerful immune stimulating herb, begin using it even before the flu strikes.  You may be able to prevent the flu entirely or else recover quicker if you succumb.

If you choose to take astragalus in capsules which are usually 500 mg., take one capsule three times a day for a maximum dose of 1,500 mg. per day.  Only three to five ml. of the tincture should be used daily diluted in water or juice.  If you choose to drink astragalus tea, you can have two or three cups each day.

Another herb that has immune boosting power is wild Mediterranean oregano.  This is not the same kitchen herb that flavors your pizza.  Purchase the essential oil of this herb online and use seven drops in a glass of water as a gargle at the first sign of a sore throat from the flu.  You can also use olive oil to dilute the oregano oil and swish it around in your mouth before swallowing.  Use a ratio of one drop of oregano oil to four drops olive oil.

Ginger is being studied in China and India for its ability to kill the flu virus and stimulate the immune system to fight infection.  Make a delicious ginger tea by grating two teaspoons of the root into a cup of boiling water and steeping for 10 minutes.  Strain and add some honey as a sweetener.

Other teas that can aid in combating the flu are ginseng and Echinacea.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.