Herbs for Flu and Cold Relief

This year, use nutritional herbs for flu relief because...

If it hasn't already come to your town …It soon will... A flu bug like no other flu you've ever experienced!

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz (founder of the Tetrahedron Publishing Group) has said that this years flu bug may not be a virus at all, but rather a genetically engineered bug that is unlike anything we're used to. It's not a virus, bacteria, or fungus, but has traits similar to all of them.

I took this from a medical lab page, which has recently been removed, informing patients how to prepare for mycoplasma testing (drawing blood to be tested for mycoplasmas)

"* Do not take any antibiotics at least one month or more before a PCR blood test. The antibiotics will remove most of the infection from the blood, preventing an accurate result. This restriction also applies to natural products that kill mycoplasmas, such as colloidal silver, flax seed oil and fish oils.

* Do not take vitamins, herbs or supplements that boost the immune system and might reduce the mycoplasma count. Examples would be Vitamin C, IP6, immune boosters, garlic, transfer factor, olive leaf extract, etc. Unfortunately, no research exists to guide patients on how long they should avoid these products before drawing blood."

What? The medical establishment has acknowledged that certain natural foods, nutritional supplements, and herbs for flu may get rid of mycoplasmas? Yes! 

Colloidal Silver

Not really one of the herbs for flu, yet a powerful nutritional supplement. Provides more powerful support to the immune system. Uses only the finest particle-size colloids to ensure maximum bioavailability and efficiency. Is completely non-toxic; no heavy metal contamination. Acts as an EPA-approved surface disinfectant.

Silver Shield with Aqua Sol Technology provides 18 ppm of silver that stays suspended in purified, deionized water. Colloidal silver products have become popular alternatives to other products on the market.

The fine particle-size colloids ensure maximum efficiency. Just 1 teaspoon provides a full 90 mcg or pure silver without heavy metal contamination. This product compares with herbs for flu like Golden Seal and VS-C®. Silver Shield with Aqua Sol Technology colloidal silver can also be used as an EPA-approved surface disinfectant.

Super Omega-3 EPA Fish Oil

Supports the cardiovascular system. Protects cell membranes. Contains lemon oil for improved taste and aftertaste.

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of four basic fats that the body derives from foods. While many of the other fats are harmful, omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart.

Super Omega-3 EPA is a source of two fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

The body uses omega-3 fatty acids as one of the primary components of cell membranes. Omega-3s are also beneficial to the structural system and to the skin.

Super Omega-3 EPA softgels contain approximately 1,000 mg fish oil, with a ratio of 33:16 EPA to DHA (380 mg EPA, 190 mg DHA) per softgel. It also contains lemon to significantly reduce the aftertaste from fish oil and to reduce gas.

Flax Seed Oil

Flax Seed Oil aids in the construction of healthy cell membranes. Keeps saturated fats mobile in the bloodstream.

Maintains already-normal stickiness of blood platelets

Plays a vital role in the production of prostaglandins

Maintains nerves.

Helps maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range.

Supports the kidneys.

Provides beneficial phytoestrogens.

Stimulates immune activity.

Flax Seed Oil with Lignans

Several scientific studies show that consumption of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) can benefit the heart. Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of these EFAs. Not all herbs for flu are equal.

It also contains lignans—substances known to stimulate immune activity—and linoleic acid, another essential fatty acid. These two fatty acids are termed “essential” because the body cannot manufacture them. EFAs are precursors to prostaglandins.

Until recently, experts believed the best sources of omega-3 were fish oils. While fish oils are a good source, flax seed oil contains twice as much omega-3 essential fatty acids as fish oil products, without the fishy aftertaste. Each softgel capsule contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids plus lignans.

Vitamin C

Robert F. Cathcart, M.D., on his website is probably the best source for how to use vitamin c to fight nearly any sort of infection, and he recommends vitamin c to be taken to bowel tolerance when you are fighting off any sort of disease. Vitamin C is the best known of the antioxidants, and according to Dr Matthias Rath, M.D., it may be the number one nutritional supplement to take for heart disease.

Vitamin C Ascorbates.

America’s favorite vitamin is available in a convenient, powdered, non-acidic form from Nature’s Sunshine. Unsweetened Vitamin C Ascorbates may be mixed with water or other beverages for a pleasant-tasting, easy-to-prepare beverage. Each 1-teaspoon serving contains 2,000 mg vitamin C with three types of ascorbates: calcium, potassium and magnesium. Plus, the non-acidic, sugar-free formula is easy on the stomach. Vitamin C Ascorbates contains 57 servings per bottle at 10 calories per serving. Add approximately 1 slightly rounded teaspoon (4.5 grams) to a glass of liquid and stir vigorously.

Vitamin C is found in many of the herbs for flu that are normally used to help your body ward off the illnesses of flu season. Among the herbs for flu that contain Vitamin C are Rose hips, lemons, green leafy vegetables, and plenty of fresh fruits. Remember that Bell Peppers are a great source of vitamins.

IP6- What in the world is IP6?

IP6- What in the world is IP6?

Rice Bran Extract. IP6 is inositol hexaphosphate (also called phytic acid), which is found in every cell of the human body, is one molecule of inositol and six of phosphate and is found naturally in whole grains (bran), seeds and nuts.

Mycoplasmas have been shown to be precursors of some forms of cancer, and IP6 has some remarkable anecdotal stories in it's use by cancer patients, some claiming complete recovery!

While Rice isn't usually thought of among the herbs for flu, some ingenious researchers have figured out how to extract some rich nutrients.

Natures sunshine combines IP6 with some of the best natural immune boosters including colostrums and both maitake and shiitake mushrooms, and astragalus. Our Colostrum with Immune Factors … Stimulates cytokines, key immunological factors. Protects the overall health of the gastrointestinal tract. Promotes normal bowel functions. Maintains the intestinal lining. May help boost muscle growth due to increased secretion of growth factor (IGF-1).

Description: Colostrum with Immune Factors is a combination of nutritional and herbal elements designed to nourish and support the immune system.

The immune factors in this product are known to stimulate cytokines and strengthen the intestinal lining.

This unique formula contains: - colostrum (the foremilk produced by mammals before the onset of lactation), - inositol hexaphosphate (IP6), has immunostimulatory actions), - maitake mushroom (contains powerful beta-glucan), - shiitake mushroom (stimulates macrophages) - astragalus (enhances the production of immunoglobulin and helps stimulate macrophages). Immune Boosters

This is a broad category, but it often includes nutritional support like the Chinese herbs schizandra, astragalus, dang gui, ginseng and ganoderma—which build the immune system and promote energy. Our best Immune Stimulator

Traditional Chinese herbs for flu combine in this supplement, working together as it... Strengthens the immune system. Stimulates body’s natural defenses to kill unfriendly microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, allergens, molds and parasites. Increases immunoglobulin proteins in the intestinal tract to combat foreign invaders. Acts as an antioxidant. Promotes the repair of DNA.

Immune Stimulator is a blend of natural ingredients known to support and boost the immune system. Its antioxidant activity protects the integrity of DNA. This formula promotes macrophage activity, which strengthens the body’s natural defense system. Because of it's immune boosting abilities, I've included it here among the herbs for flu. Immune Stimulator is a combination of:

Beta-glucans—long-chain polysaccharides that stimulate the immune system into action. Beta-glucans increase the production of macrophages, T-cells, natural killer cells and cytokines.

Arabinogalactan stimulates natural killer cells and macrophage activity. It also helps increase the flora of Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus, two beneficial types of intestinal flora.

Colostrum is the first milk produced by mammals before the onset of lactation. Rich in immune-enhancing transfer factors, colostrum supports the immune system of the newborn. It helps protect beneficial microorganisms in the intestinal tract to bolster their defenses.

Reishi mushroom and maitake mushroom are from the same family (polyporaceae), and their similar polysaccharide content is thought to boost immune activity, increase the activation of natural killer cells and activate macrophages.

Cordyceps protects genes by promoting the integrity of DNA. Cordyceps increases T-cell and B-cell activity, important to immune response.

A powerhouse of herbs for flu and nutritional foods.


Besides the old movies and preventing vampire attacks, the Italians may be onto something. Garlic is one of the most potent of all natural herbs for flu, and as an antifungal agent.

Garlic… Enhances circulation. Supports the immune system. Aids in digestion. Helps support the liver.

The only problem with getting garlic into the diet has always been the distinct odor it leaves on the breath. Now it is possible to manufacture odorless garlic. The question is, does it retain the potency of fresh garlic? Studies have shown that it doesn’t.

Nature’s Sunshine offers you the finest and most potent garlic on the market with a special coating that helps control the garlic’s odor.

When broken open, these tablets have a strong garlic odor unlike “odorless” garlic products. Trade-secret processing and careful preparation of each tablet give NSP High-Potency Garlic a special locked-in freshness coating. It contains chlorophyll, which controls odor while assuring a long, effective shelf-life.

Because the tablet does not break down for absorption until it reaches the small intestine, you receive the full nutritional value of garlic without the undesirable taste.

Moreover, comparing total allicin potential (TAP) with other leading brands shows that Nature’s Sunshine leads the pack. NSP High-Potency Garlic is valued above all others for its great potency and superb quality. One 400 mg tablet equals 1,200 mg of fresh garlic, roughly equal to one clove.

Garlic is by far one of the best herbs for flu nutritionally. Transfer Factors

Transfer factors are essentially small molecules in colostrums that are capable of transferring immune response from a mother to her child. It's why colostrums is sold in health food stores and nutritional supplement catalogs as immune boosters.

"Transfer factors are not only useful for disease prevention but can also help with diseases already established due to inadequate immune response. Since transfer factors-producing T lymphocytes are important in immune recognition and memory, impairment of transfer factors production could neutralize the rest of the immune response in otherwise healthy individuals. Therefore, introducing transfer factors can sometimes enable a dysfunctional immune system to return to normal." Greg B. Wilson, Ph.D. and James B. Daily, Jr., Ph.D

Accelerates healing. Balances blood sugar. Reduces insulin needs. Increases the metabolism of fat. Regenerates and accelerates the normal growth of aged or injured muscle, bone, cartilage, skin collagen and nervous tissues. Regulates neurotransmitters, providing alertness and better concentration.

Description: Colostrum, while again, not one of the herbs for flu, is a super-nutritional substance secreted by the mammary glands of nursing mammals.

It contains inmunoglobulins and broad-based inmune enhancers.

Colostrum supports the immune system and may impart passive immunity. Mother Nature designed colostrum to stimulate and support a newborn's immune system. NSP Colostrum comes from bovine sources and contains the transfer factors from milk.

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive Leaf Extract

Helps protect against unwanted invaders and is especially desirable during foreign travel. Helps the body maintain blood pressure levels already within the normal range. Fights free radical damage as a strong antioxidant. Supports blood sugar levels within the normal range. Supports the immune, circulatory, urinary and digestive systems.

Olive Leaf Extract supports several circulatory needs, including maintaining blood pressure levels already within the normal range and maintaining arteries by providing free radical protection against LDL (bad cholesterol). In addition, olive leaf may possess antimicrobial properties.

Olive Leaf Extract is standardized to 12% oleuropein, the key active ingredient.

A true standard when it comes to nutritional herbs for flu. We always have a bottle on hand in our kitchen cabinet. If you want relief now, and you'd like a natural nutrition based solution to your health situation, then I encourage you to get one or all of these products into your medicine cabinet right away. 

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