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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:

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

  • Yogurt
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Horseradish
  • Linden Flower
  • Honey
  • Myrrh

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:

  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Mint (mentha genus)

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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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