Flu (Influenza) and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses caused by viruses.
This article is intended to give you information on how to prevent and help the body fight the flu and common cold with botanical medicine. Below are the herbs we keep stocked in our home especially during the flu and cold season!
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) – Used to treat and prevent flu (influenza) in the 1918 pandemic. I keep dried boneset herb in my home for teas and infusions. Secrets of the Tribe offer an organic boneset tincture. The nice thing about a high quality tincture is it will last for a few years.
I like to keep a good quality Echinacea Tincture in my home all year long for fighting off colds quickly. Herb Pharm has several high quality tinctures such as Golden Echinacea and Rapid Immune Boost. Tinctures are great for getting medicine into the blood stream rather quickly.