Most of us are currently shuttered inside. We may becoming bored and even frustrated because we are not accustomed to this type of lifestyle. Our eating patterns have surely changed as well. We are probably moving less now than before. In the midst of all these setbacks we can still play our part in staying healthy. Today, I am sharing the virtues of some natural HEALING HERBS that you can use. These can be traced back to as early as Ancient Egypt and China.
Oregano - It offers far more than a zesty flavour. The extracted oil contains significant amounts of antiviral properties. Mexican Oregano has been shown to be most effective against certain viruses.
Echinacea - This is about the best when it comes to fighting viruses and bacteria. It boosts the immune system by stimulating the production of cells to help fight infections, but also contains phytochemicals that fight and help reduce infections once they occur.
Astragalus Root - This is well - known as an adaptogen whose role is to help improve the body’s reaction to stress. Research has also shown that it contains powerful antiviral properties. This can be your best friend if you’re looking to stop a virus from multiplying or getting worse.
Olive Leaf - This is one of my favourites. Its main compound oleuropein has been shown to inhibit the spreading of viruses by not allowing them to attach to healthy cells. In addition, studies have shown that exposing certain viruses to oleuropein in the early stages reduced the infection potential by almost 30%.
Cat’s Claw - Hailing from a woody vine in the amazon rainforest, this is powered by many spectacular antiviral properties. Specifically, it works to supercharge the immune system, while at the same time repairing damaged DNA and boosting your virus - fighting white blood cells.
So, while you are stuck inside, try adding 1 tsp of any of these herbs into a cup of hot water and steep for 10 minutes. Add raw honey and enjoy.