We are living in a world where viral infections can swiftly transform into a pandemic. While modern medicine has made great strides in developing antiviral drugs and vaccines, traditional herbal remedies have also played a significant role in combating viral infections.
In this blog, we'll dive into the marvelous world of antiviral herbs and get the lowdown on how they tackle viral foes.
But before we cozy up to our herbaceous heroes, let's crack the code on how these plant powerhouses generally fight viruses. They're loaded with bioactive compounds that know how to mess with the virus's game plan.
Some antiviral herbs can directly interfere with viral replication by disrupting the virus's ability to enter host cells, replicate, or exit the host cell. While others can boost the immune system, enhancing the body's ability to fight off infections. They can also make use of their antioxidant content to protect your cells from viral vandalism, reducing the overall viral mayhem in the process.
Now, it’s time to meet our hero herbs!
Birch polypore (Piptoporus betulinus) is a fungus with a mission. It is a type of bracket fungus that contains betulinic acid which inhibits the replication of some enveloped viruses, such as HIV and herpes viruses. It hinders the virus’s ability to enter and exit the cell, thus protecting the human cell machinery from the shackles of virus.
Take a whole dropper of Birch Polypore Tincture in your cup of choice
Elderflower is the flashy friend with a stash of flavonoids. These cool compounds shut down the viral replication disco, including influenza and the common cold.
These little flowers can also serve as a cheerleader for your weakened immune system by providing it with a hefty amount of nutrition, required for reinforcing the immune boundaries and combating the infection more effectively.
Use Elderflower Tincture at least 3 times daily to equip your body with the necessary arsenal required for fighting the viral infections.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is the life of the immune system party. With polysaccharides and alkylamides in its crew, it pumps up the white blood cells and sends out the cavalry against viruses. You'll want Echinacea on your side, especially when facing off with respiratory viruses like the common cold.
Use Echinacea Tincture to bolster your weakened immune system.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) doesn't mess around. It is a versatile herb with potent antiviral properties. It contains thymol, its star-player, that has a score to settle with viruses like herpes and the flu. It also contains antioxidant compounds to reduce the oxidative stress in the body, ensuring your cells stay pristine amidst the viral chaos.
Use Thyme Tincture at least 3 times daily to ensure hefty destruction of viral machinery.