Extracts of Echinacea species have been used traditionally in North America for the control of symptoms of colds, influenza, and other diseases, and some of them have become very popular as “herbal medicines”. It has also shown to improve the response to the flu vaccine in people with breathing problems such as bronchitis or asthma, and these are high-risk types who could…

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Astragalus is an herb, and its root is used in medicine. It strengthens the immune system and treats colds, upper respiratory infections, seasonal allergies, astragalus is also used to fight bacteria and viruses. Its effectiveness against illness doesn’t have a lot of research behind it, although in treating seasonal allergies it was found to improve symptoms such as running…

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Turmeric and curcumin are best known for their amazing anti-inflammatory effects. Curcumin is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, is the root of a plant. Both are very beneficial for fighting the virus. While you can take a supplement, you can also add benefits by adding Turmeric and Curcumin to…

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For decades, vitamin C has been used to help prevent the common cold. As an antioxidant, vitamin C fights free radicals in the body which may help prevent or delay certain cancers and heart disease, and boost up your immune system. Vitamin C is an important nutrient for immune health, specifically for white blood cells to fight infections. It also enhances iron…

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One of our favorite immune-boosting elixirs is called Fire Cider. Fire Cider is a traditional herbal remedy used to warm up the body during the cold months and support immunity during cold and flu season. It’s full of vitamins and minerals, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and makes a great, non-narcotic cough suppressant and throat soother. Since the COVID-19 breakout, we’ve been…

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A recent study assessed the structural ability of a host of flavonoids to inhibit this coronavirus by acting on the main protease 3CLpro. Researchers found that many flavonoid compounds have similar molecular structures and biological actions as Nelfinavir, an antiviral drug with promise as a pharmacologic therapy for COVID-19. The researchers suggest that kaempferol, quercetin,…

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