If you do not want to get the flu and prefer not to have a flu shot, we have an alternative to offer: needle-less, painless NAET treatment which works as flu shot –preventing the flu.
Herbs for Flu and Colds
If you feel that a flu or cold is coming, follow these steps:
- Drink lots of water, herbal tea, rosehips tea, and orange juice
- Eat chicken or vegetable soup
- Take a good quality vitamin C
- Use zinc for prevention and treatment
- Take some of these herbs:
Boneset - (Indian herb used by Native Indians to fight infections) relieves congestion, loosens phlegm, reduces fever, increase perspiration, calms the body and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Elderberry - in the beginning of a cold or flu, cleans the system, fights infection, enhances immune system, soothes mucous membrane in respiratory system, has powerful antioxidant property.
Echinacea - to enhance immune system and has anti-viral, anti-inflammatory properties.
Golden Seal - natural antibiotic, but remember that you can not take golden seal longer then 7 days in a row. It is not recommended if you are pregnant, lactating or are allergic to ragweed.
Ginger - cleans colon, reduces cramps, stimulates circulation, has anti-microbial property, is an antioxidant.
Slippery Elm - soothes mucous membrane of respiratory tract, intestines, and urinary tract.
Peppermint - soothers mucous membrane of respiratory and digestive systems, takes away spasm. A combination of peppermint and any of following herbs - slippery elm, ginger, Echinacea is effective in helping to open up the nasal passages.
Cayenne - (capsicum) helps to keep mucus flowing, preventing congestion and headaches.
Eucalyptus - helpful in relieving congestion. Put 5 drops in a hot bath or 6 drops in the cup of boiling water, put towel around your head and breath.
Fenugreek - breaks up phlegm and mucus and slippery elm helps to remove them from the body.
Thyme - reduces fever, mucus, headache, has strong antiseptic properties, good for croup and other respiratory disorders. If you have a dry cough, thyme will help to make this cough productive.
Garlic - detoxifies the body, enhances immune system, has anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal properties. Good for many disorders: arthritis, sinusitis, circulatory problems.
In our office we have a sore throat spray available. it is made by Mediherb a company located in Australia and working with Standard Process. It is a very effective spray that will help you in several hours.
When you have the flu or cold we have herbs to help you sleep such as valerian root, a tonic for the heart, which acts as a sedative, relieves muscle cramps, stress, irritability and lavender which relieves stress and depression. These herbs do not make you dependent, they just calm your nervous system and promote good quality sleep.
Homeopathy Remedies for Flu and Colds
Pain - reduces pain associated with colds, flu, pain in the joints, muscles.
Parasolve - enhances posterior nasal drip making it easier to drain sinuses, plus is good for normalizing intestinal flora.
Flu immune - enhances function of immune system compromised by viral or bacterial infection.
Metal - helps with cough associated with flu, colds, bronchitis, promotes productive cough, and drains mucus from respiratory system.
All these homeopathic remedies and herbs are available in our office. Call now for an appointment.