Flu Virus

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Flu Virus:

  • Blessed Thistle
  • Bromelain
  • Cats Claw
  • Cayenne
  • Citrus Bioflavonoids
  • Echinacea
  • Echinacea Angustifolia
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Elderberry
  • Elderberry Syrup
  • Eyebright
  • Fenugreek
  • Feverfew
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Holy Basil Leaf
  • Horehound
  • Hyssop
  • Lemon Balm
  • Licorice Root
  • Lobelia
  • Mullein Leaf
  • Myrrh
  • Nettle
  • Olive Leaf
  • Pau D Arco
  • Pau Darco
  • Peppermint Leaf
  • Quercetin
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Rose Hips
  • Slippery Elm
  • Wheat Grass
  • White Oak Bark

Natural Cures and Remedies for Flu Virus

This is my favourite herb for helping both to prevent the development of a cold or flu virus and for lessening the symptoms. Elderflower tea is the most effective treatment against viral infections in my view.

Selenium is an essential dietary mineral and an essential part of several glutathione peroxidases, powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory enzymes made by the body. Selenium supplements, 200 mcg daily, increase the body’s production of glutathione peroxidases. These compounds enhance resistance to infection, which reduces one source of inflammatory reactions and also prevents very dangerous mutations in flu virus and other viruses. In addition, a human trial at the University of Arizona, Tucson, found that selenium supplements reduced the risk of breast and prostate cancers by about half.

Blessed Thistle, Bromelain, Cats Claw, Cayenne, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Echinacea, Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Elderberry, Elderberry Syrup, Eyebright, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Goldenseal Root, Holy Basil Leaf, Horehound, Hyssop, Lemon Balm, Licorice Root, Lobelia, Mullein Leaf, Myrrh, Nettle, Olive Leaf, Pau D Arco, Pau Darco, Peppermint Leaf, Quercetin, Reishi Mushroom, Rose Hips, Slippery Elm, Wheat Grass, White Oak Bark

Antioxidant nutrients curb the activity of free radicals and, as a consequence, can reduce DNA damage. Selenium, part of the potent antioxidant glutathione peroxidase, has been shown to inhibit dangerous mutations to the flu virus and coxsackie viruses; vitamin E also prevents mutations to the coxsackie virus. Based on this research, it is highly plausible that selenium and vitamin E also might block virus-induced mutations that could give rise to cancer cells.

aureus, with water soluble imanine being more effective than imamine or sulphanilamide. Herb extracts are reportedly more active against Escherichia, Shigella, and Staphylococcus than decoctions. Catechin and flavonoid containing fractions inhibit the flu virus 83–100% (CAN).