A wonderful article....but I wanted to add
something...if you are on high blood pressure meds
you want to avoid licorice, and if you suffer from
seziure activity you probably should avoid
rosemary. I don't know of any other side effects
in the herbs listed.
infinitea at olywa.net (Lisa Hayes, Herbalist
--->This year is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in history.
--->Not only did the flu season begin much earlier than usual in most
--->states, but the strains of flu out there this year seem to be hitting
--->many people very hard. There are strains that even seem to be
--->resistant to the vacines that so many of us got.
--->So what to do about the flu? First of all, there are some common
--->sense steps we can take to avoid getting the virus in the first place.
--->#1. During cold and flu season increase your intake of vitamine C to
---> at least 3000 mg. daily.
---> One of the most potent sorces of natural vitamine C are rose
---> hips. Rose hip tea sweetened with a bit of honey is actually
---> quite pleasing to the taste and is very effective in helping to
---> fight of viruses.
--->#2 If you have been directly exposed to the flu virus, increase your
---> intake of vitamine C to 5000 mg daily for at least two weeks.
---> Immediately start taking an echinecia tincture or a tea. Also
---> begin drinking at least four cups of a licorice based tea daily.
---> *Note: Take echinecea for only two weeks at a time followed
---> by at least a two week break.
--->If you come down with the virus, plan to be out of commision for at
--->least a week. However we suggest the following steps.
--->#1 Follow the same steps with the echinecia and vitamin C as
---> if you were exposed. Increase you're dosage of echinecia
---> by a half.
--->#2 Begin taking garlic. Use fresh whole garlic cut into pill size
---> pieces. Take at least two cloves daily. Garlic is one of the
---> only things out there known to have anti-viral properties, so
---> as unpleasant as this may be, do it anyway.
--->#3 The old adage, "feed a cold, starve a fever" is not true. Make
---> sure you are eating plenty of healthy foods that will support
---> your body during this process. If nothing else eat soup. Also
---> drink at least 2 quarts of water. It is imparative to avoid the
---> dehydration that often accompanies fever and vomiting.
--->#4 To help releive discomfort take an herbal steam bath with
---> peppermint, euculiptus, and rosemary. This will help with
---> congestion, aches, and nausia.
--->#5 The following is a list of herbs that would be good for a tea.
---> Take any combination of these herbs and let them steep in hot
---> water for fifteen minutes. Sweeten with a natural local honey.
--->INFINITEA offers an incredible selection of medicinal herbal teas. We
--->have teas that support the immune system and many others.
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--->Lisa Hayes 888-956-4TEA
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