Stop colds and flu before they stop you
Updated: Apr 7, 2019
October is nearing an end and just around the corner lurks spooky flu viruses and frightful bacteria.
Welcome to my initial blog post! I am excited to share what I have learned over the last 20 years working with natural remedies in hopes to help you.
Herbs to boost your immune system naturally
You know when you are starting to get sick. We all know, if we listen to our bodies. The little itch in your nose, tingle in your throat and tightness in your ears, are subtle tell-tale signs a cold, allergy or flu is coming on. This is the time for you to jump into action! #FluRemedy #ColdRemedy The quicker you help the body eliminate and fight off the invaders the quicker you can come back to balance.
Flu and Cold Season is right around the corner
According to WebMD.com, "5% to 20% -- Percentage of the U.S. population that will get the flu, on average, each year. 200,000 -- Average number of Americans hospitalized each year because of problems with the illness. 3,000 to 49,000 -- Number of people who die each year from flu-related causes in the U.S.
5 Herbs that help build immunity and ease symptoms
You can use #echinacea roots or leaves as a tea. This lovely plant helps fight inflammation, defends against bacterial and viral infections. If you are in the midst of a cold/flu you can add golden root to boost echinacea's properties but only use one week on, and then take a week off for no more that two weeks.
2.Slippery Elm Bark (aka Moose Elm or Red Elm)
The inner bark of the Slippery Elm can be steeped to make tea. This medicinal bark aids inflammation of mucous membranes and helps alleviate diarrhea. We all know how mucous membranes get inflamed and congested during fall/winter dry season. I love #slipperyelm ! It has worked every-time for me. Helps with IBS systems as well.
3. Elder (aka Black #Elderberry)
The berries, inner bark and roots should be decocted but the leaves infused. The elder's healing elements combat free radicals, build and cleanse blood and stimulates circulation. It can also lower fever. Stay away from the stems as they are very toxic!
4. Pau'd Arco Bark
This inner bark works well in fighting bacterial and viral infections and also cleanses the blood. #Paudarco - contains lapachol which has "antimicrobial properties against many pathogens. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibiotic properties. It is inhibitor of epithelial tumors in Drosophila melanogaster heterozygote. " according to Sigma Aldrich, link here: https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/142905?lang=en®ion=US
5. Rose Hips
These little gems are what is left after a rose flower has died. They contain concentrated vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc B vitamins and of course, beta-carotene a precursor to vitamin A. #RosehipsvitaminC
Get Inspired to ward off flu and colds this season.
Eating healthily, washing your hands many times per day, saline nose rinses and salt water gargles are other ways to make sure those nasty viral and bacterial critters are stopped dead in their tracks. Having access to the herbs listed above will also build your army in the fight against this year's coming flu and cold season.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information is for educational purposes only.