Herbs to Support during Cold/Flu Season:
Rosehips – Are Immunogenic and are high in Vitamin C. They naturally help to support the immune function.
Reishi- Known as the “life long elixir” this immunogenic tonic which increases the production of white blood cells which fight off bacteria and viruses in our bodies while also serving as an adaptogenic herb and relieving and mitigating stress. Honestly I think everyone should
Look into the many benefits of medicinal mushrooms as they are endless!
Violet- Respiratory tract support, digestive support, and lymphatic support, and serves as a heart tonic.
Mullein- This expectorant, mild demulcent and anti inflammatory herb is used to support the lungs by expelling mucous and relieving inflammation within the lungs.
Echinacea- not for anyone that has an autoimmune disease. This herb is immunogenic & antibacterial so it’ll help to activate your immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells which fight off foreign bacterial pathogens and viruses in our system.
Elecampane- One of the greatest tonics for soothing lung conditions such as bronchitis and asthma. Can be used in a decoction or a strip. Has one of the highest sources of inulin of all plant sources. Works as a pectoral, bitter; diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, and is one of my favorite alteratives.
There are more herbs, but these are a few that I have grown fond of using for not only myself but for my Clients.
With all herbal remedies it’s important that you adapt to a Nutritional Wellness plan. You can not expect instant results either. I can’t emphasis how it takes consistency to see results.
Some are listed in my Challenge, but to be INTENTIONAL, you have to find what works for you!
Make sure that you are drinking a TON OF WATER, staying in motion rather through exercise or yoga, and alleviating STRESS FACTORS IN YOUR LIFE!