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October 21, 2022 5 min read

Winter Herbal Elixirs To Fight Cold and Flu Viruses Using Natural, Organic, Healing Botanicals

As the leaves begin to fall and the air begins to turn crisp, it’s also time for another year of cold and flu season. The drop in humidity and cooler temperatures are perfect conditions for viruses to build and thrive. If you work in an office with germy co-workers, or when your children are in school, you’ll want to take preventative measures this fall, and winter to combat all those health inhibiting viral bugs.

An herbal elixir is an excellent way to boost your immune system and keep yourself healthy throughout these chilly, sunless months. Not only will an herbal elixir help keep you healthy throughout the cold and flu season, but they also taste amazing! The best thing about them is that they’re super easy to make at home with just a few herbs you probably already have hanging around your kitchen.

 

Elderberry Elixir

Organic Elderberries are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support immunity, especially iron and zinc. They are also high in vitamins C and B, along with manganese and copper, which are all important for fighting infections. Elderberries have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. They contain compounds that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. They have been used in Chinese and Indian traditional medicine to treat colds and flu, and as a general immunity booster.

Make an Elderberry Elixir by combining 1/2 cup fresh or dried berries with 1 1/2 cups of water or apple cider. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture through cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve and then add it to a mason jar with a cup of water. Let cool and then refrigerate. Add a tablespoon to water each day as part of your daily routine.

 

Astragalus Root Elixir

Organic Astragalus is a root that has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years as a tonic for boosting the immune system. It’s also been shown to lower blood pressure, and has been used as an alternative treatment for cancer, and other disease.

Make an Astragalus-based elixir by boiling a couple cups of water and adding a few dried roots (about 1/4 cup). Boil for about 15 minutes and then let cool before straining and putting into a mason jar. Add a cup of water and let it cool before putting it in the fridge. Add a spoonful to a glass of water each day during cold and flu season.

 

7 Herb Elixir

A combination of seven herbs that have been used since ancient times to increase immunity and fight viral infections.

 

1) Astragalus

 

2) Echinacea

 

3) Red Root

 

4) Yellow Root

 

5) Goldenseal

 

6) Lobelia

 

7) Virginia Snakeroot

 

One cup of water with a combined two tablespoons of these powerful herbs is a great way to boost your immunity this flu season. Let it sit for about an hour before straining and putting it into a mason jar. Keep it in the fridge and add a tablespoon to a glass of water each day. This immune boosting powerhouse is a terrific way to add potent herbs to your diet that are super helpful for keeping your immune system strong.

People have been combining herbs with water for thousands of years to create potent elixirs that boost immunity, fight infections, and promote good health and overall well-being. Please consider sourcing your herbs organic if possible.

  

Goldenseal

Goldenseal has been used since the 1800s to treat skin infections, stomach ulcers, and respiratory infections. It’s also used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and as a general tonic for boosting the immune system.

Goldenseal is an amazing medicinal herb, but it’s also endangered in some parts of the world, which is why it’s important to use cultivated herbs for elixir making. Goldenseal is very high in berberine, which is a natural compound that has been shown in studies to be as effective as antibiotics but with fewer side effects.

 

Ginger and Licorice Root

Ginger root and licorice root have been used for thousands of years for their amazing medicinal properties. Ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-nausea properties. Ginger can help to soothe an irritated throat and reduce the severity of a cough. It can also help reduce a fever associated with a cold or flu.

Licorice has been shown to have potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger and licorice root are especially great if you’re experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms. Ginger and licorice root are also great if you’re experiencing digestive issues like nausea, bloating, or gas.

 

Turmeric Tonic

Turmeric is one of the most potent herbs for boosting immunity. It contains compounds called curcuminoids, which have been shown to combat inflammation and fight infections. Turmeric has also been shown to have anti-oxidant properties and may help prevent certain cancers.

Turmeric is a great addition to any daily health routine and can be mixed with water and fresh lemon juice, or it can be added to a smoothie or a cup of warm water with a dash of cinnamon. You can also make it into a tea by adding boiling water to a teaspoon of turmeric.

Turmeric tonic can be made by combining a cup of water, a teaspoon of turmeric, and a dash of cinnamon. Let it sit for at least an hour before straining and putting it into a mason jar.

 

Helpful Tips

Cold and flu season is a perfect time to encourage your family members to boost their immunity and prevent illness, especially when dealing with the covid virus. An herbal elixir is an easy way to do just that and can be made at home with a minimal investment.

Ideally, you’d like to prevent illness altogether. If you’re already sick, there are some herbs and supplements that can help you feel better quicker. These popular herbs and vitamins can help with an existing cold or flu infection.

1) Echinacea

2) Vitamin C

3) Zinc

4) Elderberry syrup

Keep in mind that while herbal elixirs are great for keeping your immune system strong and helping you fight off colds and flus, they are not a replacement for series health issues or life threatening diseases. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a serious illness, you should always seek immediate medical attention.

 

Information Disclaimer: The following statements are for educational purposes only and have not been evaluated by the FDA. We encourage you to speak with your preferred medical advisor to determine if this information is right for you. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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