There’s always something refreshing about the end of the hot, humid summer months and the arrival of the crisp, cool nights and warm days of winter in Queensland.
However, what is not refreshing and invigorating about Winter is when the cold and flu season descends upon us and those nasty viruses get shared around which make us feel sick, depleted and low in vitality.
Thankfully there are specific herbs that are incredibly helpful during this period to give us a bit of additional help to boost our immune fighting capabilities and increase our energy levels gently yet effectively.
Herbs which can help you keep away those pesky viral infections and keep you going about your daily activities with as much health and energy as possible, are:
Siberian Ginseng – This herb is used extensively for mental clarity, focus and endurance. It gives the mind and body that extra stamina to keep on going. It boosts energy and mental capability and keeps you going physically with a little extra endurance. Siberian Ginseng will also help to nourish the body and mind when the nervous system is exhausted and run-down, yet without over-stimulating it.
Able to modulate the stress response, plus being antiviral and a tonic, Siberian Ginseng is an excellent herb for nervous conditions needing that extra boost to keep on going. Being a restorative tonic for enhancement of mental and physical wellbeing especially in cases of decreased performance such as chronic fatigue syndrome, sensation of weakness, exhaustion, tiredness, irritability, insomnia, mild depression and loss of concentration, whilst at the same time an effective remedy for recovery from acute or chronic disease, trauma, surgery and other stressful episodes. Additionally, it increases the body’s resistance to stressful exposures such as heat, cold, physical exhaustion, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, extreme working conditions, noise and pollution.
It is especially useful in infectious fevers and for infections of the upper respiratory tract such as laryngitis, tonsillitis and for mucous conditions of the nose and sinus. Also, Echinacea can easily be combined with other plants to use for a wide variety of other specific conditions.
Elder Flower – You may recognize the latin name for this being “Sambucus nigra” which is an increasingly popular ingredient of the cold remedies found on the supermarket and pharmacy shelves. Elder Flower reduces bronchial and upper respiratory mucous and is also used to treat hayfever. The bioflavanoids in this plant encourage circulation and are sweat inducing in a hot infusion. A very effective and specific remedy for cold and flu, fevers, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, conjunctivitis, sciatica, rheumatic and arthritic pain. A cold infusion dabbed on the face will even repel mosquitos and flies!
Lime Flower – Lime flower is an effective treatment for the common cold, respiratory mucous, acute laryngitis, bronchitis and feverish ailments (due to its ability to induce sweating and break the fever cycle) plus a valuable sedative remedy as it calms the mind and allows for easy sleep. It relieves tension and sinus headaches as well as being an excellent remedy for stress, panic and nervous palpitations even in children and the elderly. Also, it is commonly taken to lower high blood pressure, especially when there are emotional factors involved.
These are just a few examples of how specific herbs can assist the body to fight infection, restore physical and mental energy levels, whilst breaking the virus cycle and boosting the immune fighting ability within the body.
There is now an Online Herbal Dispensary open 24/7, for you to purchase your immune boosting herbs and have them delivered to you anywhere in Australia. Made with only the highest TGA approved quality and sustainability, they are dispatched locally in Queensland and sent direct to your door, so that you can heal naturally, easily and safely, without leaving home.