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Stay Safe From The H1N1 Mexican Swine Flu: Herbal Medicines

Updated on April 29, 2009

Modern herbal medicines are standardized to a general degree in order to provide consistent potency and safety. These are listed with information on some of the other benefits they offer beyond flu remedies but please note as in the case of homeopathy, I am including these for informational purposes only and not in any form of advocacy:

  • Amaranth - Amaranthus spp.: Indicated for diarrhea, gastroenteritis, to stop menstruation and for contraception.
  • Astragalus - Astragalus membranaceus: Indicated for respiratory infections, diabetes, edema, diarrhea, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
  • Barberry - Berberis thunbergii: Indicated for boosting the immune system, fighting urinary tract infections and problems with the liver and gallbladder.
  • Basil - Ocimum basilicum: Indicated for fevers, headaches, stomach cramps, vomiting, whooping cough, and menstrual pains.
  • Bergamot -Monarda citriodora: Indicated to treat acne, coughs, fevers, tension, stress, depression, nausea and vomiting.
  • Boneset -Eupatorium perfoliatum: Indicated for severe fevers as it provokes a sweat therapy.
  • Burdock -Arctium lappa: Indicated for boils, fevers, inflammations, skin diseases, hepatitis, swollen glands, and fluid retention.
  • Catnip - Nepeta cataria: Indicated for fevers, upset stomach, and insomnia.
  • Chickweed - Stellaria media: Indicated for bronchitis, pleurisy and coughs.
  • Cloves - Eugenia caryophyllata: Indicated for fevers, whooping cough, and for relieving vomiting during pregnancy.
  • Echinacea - Echinacea purpurea: Indicated for infections as it is believed to increase the production of white blood cells, and improves the lymph glands.
  • Elderberry - Sambucus nigra: Indicated as a remedy for acne, chapped skin. This medicine must be administered with extreme care as the fresh stems of Elder contain cyanide.
  • Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus coolabah: Indicated for the relief of high fevers.
  • Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium: Indicated for fevers, digestive problems, migraines and other headaches.
  • Garlic - Allium sativum: Indicated for a wide range of infections as it is a powerful natural antibiotic.
  • Ginger - Zingiber officinale: Indicated for congestion, sore throats, motion sickness, morning sickness, digestive problems, headaches and body aches.
  • Goldenseal - Hydrastis canadensis: Indicated for a wide range of infections as it is a powerful natural antibiotic like garlic. Often used in conjunction with other herbs.
  • Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis: Indicated for menstrual cramps, insomnia, hyperthyroidism, headaches, depression, herpes simplex, and indigestion.
  • Lovage - Levisticum officinale: Indicated for bloating and flatulence.
  • Marshmallow - Althea officinalis: Indicated in the expectoration of thick mucous and phlegm as well as an anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory for joints and the digestive system.
  • Meadowsweet - Filipendula ulmaria: Indicated for arthritis, rheumatism, menstrual cramps, headaches, fever, and diarrhea.
  • Myrrh - Commiphora myrrha: Indicated as a powerful antiseptic.
  • Myrtle - Myrtus communis: Indicated for bruises, bad breath, wounds, bronchitis, sinusitis, and coughs.
  • Oregano - Origanum vulgare: Indicated to bring on menses and relieve associated menstrual discomfort and for the treatment of viral infections, respiratory ailments, and muscle aches.
  • Rose - Rosa spp.: Indicated as a blood purifier, and for treatment of infections.
  • Sage - Salvia spp.: Indicated for treating sores and skin eruptions, mouth sores, sore throats, stomach troubles, diarrhea and gas.
  • Schizandra - Schizandra chinensis: Indicated for dry cough, asthma, night sweats, diarrhea and as a tonic for alleviating chronic fatigue.
  • Spearmint - Mentha viridis: Indicated for stopping vomiting during pregnancy.
  • Wild Indigo - Baptisia tinctoria: Indicated for sore throat and infection.
  • Witch Hazel - Hamamelis virginiana: Indicated for insect bites, burns, bleeding wounds, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins.
  • Yarrow - Achillea millefolium: Indicated as a contraceptive, and as a part of diabetes treatment, as well as treating gum ailments and toothache.

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      Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto

      You're both out of your ever lovin' minds. Regardless of your OUTRIGHT LIES, there is NO and I repeat NO traces in the peer reviewed medical literature of your outrageous claims. Go away.

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      Swine Flu Herbal Formula 8 years ago

      “based on our experts pharmaceutical knowledge we have developed a special formulation based on nature's own ingredients to “ Help relieve the symptoms of all flu to include Swine Flu and Bird Flu” The formulation uses the same plant extracts as the Tammie Flu capsules, Star anise, star aniseed, + another herbal extract known to help, “extract of elderberry”: A few clinical studies have shown effectiveness of a formulation based on an extract of elderberry, in the treatment of both adults and children with either type A or B influenza. extract of elderberry reduced both the severity and duration of flu symptoms in otherwise healthy subjects, but should not be considered a substitute for influenza vaccination in high risk individuals. An in vitro study showed possible effectivness against the H5N1 avian influenza virus

      Star anise, star aniseed, or Shikimic acid, a primary feedstock used to create the anti-flu drug Tamiflu, is produced by most autotrophic organisms, but star anise is the industrial source. Tamiflu is regarded as the most promising drug to mitigate the severity of bird flu (H5N1 ) and Swine Flu.

      Our unique product can be taken 1 every other day as a precaution or take 2 a day at the first sign of flu symptoms, this gives you a head start while you try and buy the Tammiflu capsules, Tammiflu is a drug, unlike our herbal formula, but our Immune Health product is made from the same plant as the Tammiflu drug is made from, plus we have added Extract of Elderberry which you will find plenty of information about how it helps too!

      You can buy as many as you need, we do not restrict you to one packet as they do with the drug form, so you can have a stock in your cupboard at the ready.