Never did a flu create so much scare until swine flu was identified in 2009. It soon became an epidemic. The H1N1 virus has been found to be responsible for this particular flu. The symptoms of swine flu are like the common flu. You may have sore throat, headache, fevers, chills, body aches that maybe accompanied with vomiting and diarrhea. Like influenza it also can lead to pneumonia that can turn fatal.
The virus spreads from infected people through the respiratory system. To prevent the virus from spreading you can wear a mask that prevents the H1N1 virus from entering the system. You should also abstain from visiting crowded places. Pharmaceutical companies started trying to bring out a drug that could cure swine flu. Tamiflu was a result of their research. It did help to some extent. But it is not a sure cure for swine flu.
However, there are herbs that can quite effectively tackle the menace of this virus and fight it out. If you take these herbs along with drugs for swine flu you stand a better chance of winning the battle against swine flu. So, let us take a walk down the herbs garden and pick out the ones that are effective against swine flu.
Herbal Remedies For Swine Flu
Basil is a antiseptic herb that has been used in some asian countries for centuries to fight microbes. Coupled with the antiseptic nature it is also a good antiviral herb. It is seen that basil can speed up recovery from illnesses.
You should take fresh basil leaves for effect. Juice up some basil leave, mix it with some honey which is anti-inflammatory in nature and take once in the morning before breakfast and once in the evening before dinner. See the difference in symptoms.
Ginger is recommended for its anti-nausea effect. Apart from that ginger is capable of providing a boost to the immune system and fighting fever and fatigue.
With all these plethora of properties ginger can be quite effective in alleviating the symptoms of swine flu. Take two cups of ginger tea daily to fight swine flu.
This is a immune boosting herb. It works because of its vitamin C content. If you can get fresh gooseberry it is the best, although gooseberry jam also works.
Elderberry syrup is recommended by doctors for defeating the H5N1 virus responsible for bird flu and also for the common influenza caused by rhinovirus.
In repeated laboratory tests extracts of elderberry have exhibited their capacity to defeat the flu virus be it rhinovirus or the H5N1. Moreover, elderberry fights inflammation and boosts immune power. It may tackle the H1N1 virus too. So take elderberry extracts regularly as prescribed by a herbalist.
Goldenseal and echinacea
The goldenseal her is a strong antibiotic as well as antiviral. It is used to fight several kinds of viral infections including flu. It may be able to fight the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu.
Combine it with some Echinacea which is another efficient infection fighting herb, and you will get a potent combination that will fight the H1N1 virus effectively. Both are available as extracts.
This herb has antipyretic nature apart from it being an antiviral and antibacterial herb. You can use extract of this herb to bring down the fever and also to fight the infection.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.