Updated: Oct 6
Stay Healthy With Natural Herbs
Below are some of the strongest herbs that are known as Antivirals. I have incorported each into my daily routine quite a while ago, but it is never to late to start you simply decide to start.
Do your research. And find out for yourself.
Oregano is an herb that too has been used forever, it is known to fight bacteria and viruses and is one of the best anti-viral herbs around. The essential oil can be taken in a capsule form to kill viruses and speed healing.
Oregano oil is beneficial for a variety of illnesses including coughs, bronchitis, asthma, respiratory infections, mouth ulcers and other types of oral infections, cold sores, gallbladder infections, Lyme disease, sore throats, and tonsillitis, just to name a few. Many people use oregano oil for gastrointestinal issues, even for killing and removing parasites from the body
Keeping some fresh oregano for tea, or oil for topical use, would be a good idea for everyone’s medicine chest.
Elderberry extract increased the immune response system and can reduced the duration of the flu by 4 days
It is thought that elderberry extract defuses the spines on the surface of the virus, in turn stopping the flu virus from taking hold. Elderberry contains flavonoids, including quercetin, which is understood to be one of the healing actions of elderberry.
Elderberry can be made into a syrup or tincture.
This antiviral herb that has been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Native to Peru, this plant has been used to treat a wide variety of illness, everything from stomach problems to many cancers.
Germany, Peru, England, and many other countries are researching this herb and is now one of the top selling remedies in the United States. Besides being a potent antiviral, cat’s claw is antibacterial and antifungal. The roots and bark of the plant are documented for boosting the immune system. Other compounds in cats claw work to kill viruses, bacteria, and other types of pathogens or microorganisms that can cause disease. Cat’s claw has been found to inhibit healthy cells in the body from becoming cancerous.
This herb can be made into tea, tincture, or capsules.
This herb has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. It’s been used for medicinal purposes by the pharaohs and continues as a folk remedy to help protect and stop the symptoms of colds and flus. Lab studies show that garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral compounds.
Although garlic has hundreds of beneficial properties, the most important one of these is allicin, which is also what gives garlic its strong odor. You can get the best health benefits of garlic by slightly crushing one or two cloves and swallowing them but if you simply can’t stomach that, you can always add fresh, organic garlic to your food and take supplements.
Garlic products stating that they come from “aged” garlic do not contain allicins but might still have some anti-viral properties. Studies done in labs showed that garlic killed the common cold virus, they were using fresh garlic.
Garlic is best used fresh but can be used as a tincture or capsules.
The SARS epidemic promoted a search for an active compound that would treat viral diseases such as SARS. The Institute of Medical Virology in Frankfurt had researchers test four pharmaceuticals against a compound found in the root of licorice plants for the treatment of coronavirus from SARS patients.
The Lancet published the results, which showed that licorice outperformed all of the four drugs in so far as inhibiting the virus. Licorice greatly reduced the virus’s ability to reproduce itself as well as inhibit the virus from penetrating healthy cells. Licorice has also been shown to stop the reproduction of HIV in lab studies.