Herbal remedies for cold and flu

Plants for flu and cold

Natural medicine is helpful in all issues related to colds or flu. Besides homeopathy, adequate food and nutritional supplements, medicinal plants we have flu useful. We give a list of the most appropriate in case of colds and flu.

Herbal remedies for the flu

  • Birch (Betula alba). Its essential oil has analgesic, antiinflammatory and antipyretic therefore used for flu and colds.
  • Borage (Borago officinalis). Borage is sudorific for good amount of minerals. This makes it very useful in cases of flu and colds.
  • Thistle corridor (Eryngium-country). This plant is very diuretic, but also used as a febrifuge in influenza.
  • Milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Although this herb is specific to liver disorders, among other uses and properties is to improve the symptoms of flu and colds.
  • Onion (Allium cepa). Excellent plant diuretic and antiseptic. It is always useful in all cases of flu.
  • Centaurea Minor (Centaurium erythraea). In some cases it is used as a febrifuge in flu and colds.
  • Copalchi (Coutarea latifolia). This herb has excellent properties to lower blood sugar levels in the blood, however, among its other properties that relieve symptoms of the flu and colds.
  • Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia). It is a plant that boosts the immune system and increases the number of white blood cells (defenses). This makes it very special in preventing flu and colds.
  • Rosehip (Rosa canina). Due to its high content of vitamin C is excellent for preventing flu and colds.
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus). It has excellent antiseptic for respiratory (flu, cold, colds).
  • Gentian (Gentiana lutea). As frequent preventive flu cases.
  • Mullein (Verbascum thapsus). It has antimicrobial properties for its large amount of mucilage. Used in all respiratory conditions.
  • Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea). Among other properties Ground ivy is used in diseases of the respiratory system, so it is very beneficial for colds, flu, bronchitis, etc..
  • Greater plantain (Plantago major). Plantain has emollient that makes this plant is very useful in all respiratory conditions.
  • Mallow (Malva sylvestris). Because of its great emollient and soothing properties used in respiratory diseases, including influenza and colds.
  • Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis). Specific everything related to the respiratory tract and its symptoms.
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita). For topical use, its oil is used in cases rubbing flu or colds.
  • Cat Tail (Sideritis angustifolia). For external use, are gargles for throat disorders and symptoms related to flu and colds.
  • Willow (Salix alba). Salicylic acid content gives, together with other principles, analgesic, antipyretic and sudoríficas. This makes the sauce is excellent in the treatment of influenza (fever syndromes: flu, colds).
  • Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). Good tonic and diuretic. Soothing coughs in colds and flu.
  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris). Excellent herb for its antiseptic and spasmolytic. Of great interest in everything related to respiratory (cough, flu, colds, etc..).

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