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Show 11: Herbs for Flu and Cold Prevention

Show 11: Herbs For Flu And Cold Prevention

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We’re knee-deep into the Flu and Cold season. We Practical Herbalists are already mobilizing our defenses. We’re using prevention, stocking up on herbals, and educating friends and family. Today, we’ll talk about how you can join in on the preparations.

Herbs we discussed:

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  • Tea Tree
  • Oregon Grape
  • Eucalyptus
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Maitake Mushroom
  • Shitake Mushroom
  • Turkey Tail Mushroom
  • Hawthorn
  • Chocolate (in Milk)

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  • Yogurt
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Horseradish
  • Linden Flower
  • Honey
  • Myrrh
  • [/su_col[/su_column][/su_row]>Supplements we discussed:

    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin B complex
    • Zinc

    Recipes and Formulas we discussed:

    • Heidi’s Recipe – Elderberry, Astragulus, Echinecea
    • Aromatherapy formula for cleansing the air — Thyme, Yarrow, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree
    • Laundry Formula Recipe
    • Sinus Drain Recipe
    • Black and Calendula Tea Syrup
    • Mouthwash (Sue’s recipe)

    Herbs in the News

    We discussed an article on entitled “Scientists Discover First “Virological Penicillin,” and what China’s study of Honeysuckle means for future pharmaceuticals.

    Herb 101

    Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed antipyretic.

    Herbs we discussed:

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  • Yarrow
  • Boneset
  • Linden Flowers
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  • Meadowsweet
  • Ginger
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  • Thyme
  • Mint (mentha genus)
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    Patrick Hunter

    Patrick has been practicing herbalism and homesteading at home for over a decade. His favorite homesteading activities include woodworking, jamming, and roasting and brewing fine coffees. He also loves taekwondo and gaming with his son. He owns and operates Hunter Creation, provider of many graphic design services, including website design, web hosting, and graphic design.

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