Better Nutrition

SURPRISING HERBS FOR THE FLU

Colds and flu are caused by viruses. These bugs cannot be killed by chemicals—not by pharmaceutical drugs, and not by herbal compounds. The only way to tame these microbes is to motivate the body’s own immune system.

Herbal regimens to fight infection include three fundamental steps. You must boot out the invader, nourish the tissue (in this case, the respiratory system) that allowed the infection to take root, and support your immune system to prevent a relapse. And herbs that help ease congestion, fever, cough, and other symptoms can help you feel better while your immune system flushes

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