11.Herbs for Flu and Cold Prevention

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 in the News

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

Herbal 101

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

Herbs we discussed:

  • Yarrow
  • Boneset
  • Linden Flowers
  • Willow
  • Meadowsweet
  • Ginger
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Mint (mentha genus)
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Zinc
  • 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)

The Practical Herbalist Team

Candace Hunter, Sue Sierralupe and Patrick Hunter have been working together as the Practical Herbalist/Real Herbalism Radio team for many years. They have published 10 books which are available in Kindle form.

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