Mint is famous for soothing headaches, fighting nausea, calming the stomach and reducing nervousness and fatigue. Korean mint, also called Indian mint and hyssop, is a fairly effective antiviral, making it useful for fighting colds and the flu.
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18 of Nature’s Most Powerful Medicinal Plants Tansy - leaves rubbed on skin act as bug repellent Mint is famous for soothing headaches, fighting nausea, calming the stomach and reducing nervousness and fatigue. Korean mint, also called Indian mint and hyssop, is a fairly effective antiviral, making it useful for fighting colds and the flu. Alfalfa - high amount of protein for a green
SWEET VIOLET is cultivated around the world and is a pleasant, delicate purple color. When brewed into a syrup the plant is effective as a treatment for colds, flu and coughs or sore throat. However, when made as a tea, it is wonderfully effective for relieving headaches and muscle and body pain.
Elderberry. Tea treats fever, excess mucous, upper respiratory tracts problems, hayfever, mouthwash, mouth ulcers, tonsillitis or sore throats (if gargled). Tea is made more powerful when mixed with yarrow or peppermint. Dried berries are full of vitamin A and vitamin C; help to prevent and fight winter colds. Elderberry syrup (dried berries combined with thyme) is great to treat coughs and colds and great for children. Leaves used externally in ointment for bruise, sprain, wound, hemorrhoids.
Respiratory Herbs: Mullein and Hyssop | Herbal Prepper: "Beyond just treating your own cold and flu symptoms, there are several concerning respiratory illnesses of which preppers need to remain aware. The MERS epidemic has not gone away, even if it is out of the news. Due to the similarity of MERS to SARS, along with the antiviral herbs known to fight SARS, herbs that relieve severe respiratory symptoms are the other half of that herbal equation." | #prepbloggers #herbs #lungs
Herbs for Cold and Flu
Horehound. Cold and flu remedy (Horehound candies), mint family. Very bitter and can make a bitter medicinal beer.
How to Kill Mint & Keep it from Overtaking Your Garden (I have a big patch in my flowerbed that was planted by the previous owner of my house. It is the bane of my existence. Well, in terms of my garden. NEVER plant mint in anything other than a pot.)