Cold and flu season is upon us, and even with our best efforts to prevent getting sick, symptoms can strike.
We’re all familiar with the feeling of being bedridden with an achy body, sore throat, congested lungs, and a runny nose, hoping for for a quick recovery – and herbs can help!
Medicinal herbs have been used traditionally to ease symptoms in combatting colds and flus not only for their infection fighting qualities, but also their ability to strengthen the body’s natural defenses.
Certain therapeutic herbal preparations reduce infection and kick the immune response into high gear, to heal the body and alleviate symptoms instead of simply suppressing them. It’s all in how you use them.
React to Symptoms Quickly – With Targeted Herbs
Sometimes, a cold or flu signals its arrival with general aches, fatigue, or just feeling “off”, while other times it’s the sudden onset of a scratchy throat or a deep cough. Whether you experience general or specific symptoms, the key to shortening the severity and duration of colds and flus, is to react to symptoms immediately – to help the body quickly fight off infection and nip it in the bud!
Using targeted plant medicine at the first sign of symptoms stimulates the immune system to fight back against unwanted invaders and can make a significant difference in shortening the duration and severity of an illness.
For General Cold and Flu Symptoms
Echinacea is a popular herbal treatment, known for its ability to bolster the immune response.
Echinaseal® contains St. Francis Herb Farm’s proprietary synergistic blend of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea as well as the antiseptic properties of goldenseal, an herb with powerful antibacterial effects that also supports mucous membranes – and a blend of complementary herbs that stimulate the action of the formula.
This specific herbal combination provides a therapeutic herbal defense against mouth and throat infections before they gain a foothold.
While these herbs are effective for fighting infection by kicking the immune system into high gear, they aren’t recommended for daily use, as their level of stimulation isn’t suitable for long-term use.
For Specific Symptoms
When a scratchy throat or a rattling cough appear, the body is sending a clear signal, identifying the site of infection where targeted herbal care is needed.
A cough can indicate that infection is setting in the lungs – and acting quickly is key! Respirafect® is an herbal blend formulated to combat cold and flu infections accompanied with respiratory symptoms, offering soothing action that reduces inflammation and helps clear the lungs of mucus.
Respirafect® contains both Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea for their synergistic antiseptic, immune-enhancing properties; usnea with immunostimulatory and antibiotic effects; plantain, used traditionally to treat chronic bronchitis as well as other soothing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving herbs.
A sore throat that starts as an annoyance can become very painful quickly, interfering with eating, drinking, and the restorative sleep that’s so important for recovery.
Stop It Cold® Throat Spray provides targeted and immediate soothing relief from dry, sore throats that accompany colds, flu, or infections like tonsillitis. The formula features antibacterial sage, pain-relieving propolis and immune-stimulating echinacea and licorice in a combination that helps reduce the pain and dryness of a sore throat.
Be Proactive – Be Prepared
Reacting quickly to symptoms can help stop infection in its tracks, but preventive measures go a long way for avoiding getting sick in the first place. Quality sleep, eating well, managing stress, and taking immune-supporting herbs all proactively support the immune system so it’s on guard against the latest bug being passed around!
Deep Immune® is formulated with adaptogens – herbs that work to keep the body in balance where its defenses are ready and their strongest!
Taken as a daily herbal immune tonic, Deep Immune® provides the synergistic benefits of 8 powerful adaptogenic and therapeutic herbs in a daily formula that makes it simple to ensure you are prepared and protected! There’s also Deep Immune® Kids, a formula that specifically supports children’s immunity.
Herbs are an essential part of any proactive and reactive cold and flu defense, offering safe and effective relief from troublesome symptoms and help to treat underlying infection. Stocking up with these herbal remedies means you’ll be prepared when sickness strikes, keeping you and your family healthy through the months ahead – naturally!