Herbal Remedies for Influenza
Some of the Common Herbal Remedies for Influenza are:
Eucalyptus - Few drops of Eucalyptus sprinkled in the air around your room, cleans air against influenza germs.
Turmeric - Turmeric is another valuable herbal remedy for treating diseases like influenza. The person may be given one teaspoon of turmeric powder mixed in a cup of luke warm milk. This milk should be given three times daily.
Gelsemium - The person may be given gelsemium if he is feeling chills, muscle aches, fever, not thirsty.
Nux Vomica - Nux vomica is used when a simple cold has develop into influenza.
Ginger - Ginger is another, very effective herbal remedy for curing influenza fast. This may be given in form of one teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste. The fenugreek decoction may be prepared by boiling one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in half a liter of water, till it is reduced by one third.
Cat's Claw - Cat's claw is another herbal remedy which shortens the duration of the flu.
Psyllium - Psyllium is useful for flu as well as for backaches and headaches.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum (Boneset) - An infusion of Eupatorium perfoliatum may relieve aches and fever and also help to clear congestion - Simmer 1 cup boiling water with 2 tsp of the herb for 10 to 15 minutes; drink a cupful every hour, as hot as you can stand it.
Yarrow (Achillea Millefolium) - To combat with chills, try taking 30 drops of yarrow tincture every four hours until your chills are gone.
Chamomile - Chamomile is another herb which will help to get your relief from influenza. You may take a cup of chamomile tea twice daily.
Bishop Seeds - Take Bishop's seeds (ajwain) and cinnamon in equal measure and boil both of them in about 500 ml. of water. When the water is reduced to half of its original quantity, strain and give it to patient to drink at four hourly interval, to cure flu early.
Echinacea - Echinacea is a very well known herbal remedy for treating influenza (flu) and researches show that it also helps to improve immune system.
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