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Building an Herbal Medicine Cabinet For the Cold
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Building an Herbal Medicine Cabinet For the Cold
The headlines are screaming "swine flu." There are horror reports about at-risk groups and many don't want to receive a flu shot or give it to their children. What are our choices? It isn't been discussed alternative treatments for natural diseases in this debate. My son recently passed through swine fever and I can assure you that it was not an easy one. Was he very sick? No. Did he feel scared and ask me what he thought it would be "going to die?" Yes. He ran a low-grade fever that increased on one occasion and he also had some mild congestion. Otherwise, he slept soundly every night , and recovered in one week. As he was ill, he was prescribed TamiFlu (the whole family took it). I also administered treatment prior to his illness because I was aware of the possibility of it approaching as well, and I continued provide him with herbal treatments during his illness to help the healing process along. As many Americans like me, I suffer from a chronic health issue (migraines) however, I'm extremely sensitive to drugs, which is why I'm not one to take prescription medications unless I require them. Over the last 25 years, I have developed a large library of natural and herbal medicine due to necessity. What I have now is an herbal medicine cabinet that I regularly use to help to boost my immune system. I am not a physician however, I am an ordinary person who has discovered natural remedies that work for me and my family. What I've learned as well as the products I use for cold and flu season. Visit:- Europeans in addition to German Commission E The Europeans are a step ahead of us when it comes to the topic of herbal treatments where it's routine to use herbs and traditional medicine as an integrated method to treat illnesses. Germany had an herbal equivalent of the FDA known as the German Commission E which made it obligatory for all conventional medicines such as medicinal plants, phytomedicines and (medicines made from herbs) to be examined with scientific committees. Over two decades, scientists, physicians and specialists from their pharmacology industry authored 1000 scientific papers and as in 1997, in 1997, the German Commission E had listed over 800 substances (mostly herbs) with recommendations for dosage and usage of every one of them. You can find much of the Commission E findings in a book written by an American botanist named James A. Duke, Ph.D who is known as The Green Pharmacy. Duke was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture throughout his career "mapping" herbs and is considered "the world's leading authority on healing herbs." Brand Quality is Vital Here is what I have learned I have learned from The Green Pharmacy and the many other resources I have used throughout the years, including advice from both alternative and traditional medical experts, extensive reading and study online on the Internet. Prior to all else, it is important to consider the quality of the product when purchasing herbal supplements. One of the most effective herbal brands on the market are Enzymatic Therapy. Most of the products Enzymatic Therapy makes are combined-use herbal formulas (combining 2 or 3 herbs) to treat specific ailments. My favorite Enzymatic Therapy product is called Air Power, an expectorant which contains fenugreek and guaifenesin. Fenugreek is the main ingredient due to its ability to enhance the effectiveness of the Guaifenesin. It thins and loosens mucus and clears the respiratory airways. It's by far the best product I've come across for bronchitis and to remove any type of chest congestion. Another brand I use the most often is Solaray because it's an excellent, high-quality brand that is inexpensive, yet is extremely effective. I prefer it with the Solaray brand for the majority of my other herbs. It includes Golden Seal which is the second most popular choice for any medicine cabinet. Golden Seal root is an herb that was utilized for centuries prior it was discovered that antibiotics exist. Clinical research in Germany over the years has shown that Golden Seal stimulates specific white blood cells (macrophages) which are responsible for the destruction of the fungi, viruses, bacteria and tumor cells. Thus, you can get a two-way benefit from this herb as it fights bacterial infections and improving an immune system. If you combine Air Power with Golden Seal root with AirBorne that is the exact AirBorne was created by a professor to boost your immunity it will give you an arsenal which can aid in fighting every respiratory illness. Anti-Virals I was always told in the event of a viral infection, to let it run its course since there's little you can do. But that's not the case. I found that there are numerous anti-viral herbal remedies that can assist your body to fight infections by increasing your immunities. The most effective non-prescription anti-viral that I've discovered is Blockade. It contains ViraBlock (Elderberry) that prevents viruses from entering human cells and prevents viruses from multiplying. It is activated as soon as it hits your tongue in a lozenge-like form. I actually helped cure my mother-in-law of a train crash that was looming of an illness when she was unable to leave her cold home for three days following an ice storm! Quieting A Cough A study published a few years ago revealed research showing that cough medications sold over the counter failed to treat a child's cough. Tell us (mothers) something that we did not knew. How many times have you been sat in bed with your sick child as they coughed until they were, well sicker? Here's the solution - Frankincense & Myrrh Cold and Rubbing Oil for the Prevention of Flu. Remember when your mom used to rub the Vick's Vapor Rub on your chest and how miserable you were throughout the night. This product is a rubbing oil that you massage on your child's feet (you could also apply it). It improves your immunity. is antiviral as well as antibacterial. It helps to keep those coughs at bay for the entire throughout the night. Miracles do happen.  

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