Must have Herbs for Cold & Flu

Must have Herbs for Cold & Flu

By Shannon, Posted in Herbal Remedies


We all dread the season of cold and flu, a time when our noses resemble leaky faucets, and our throats feel like they've hosted a rock concert the night before. But fear not, dear readers, for in the vast garden of nature, there exists a veritable arsenal of herbal remedies to combat these pesky ailments. Let's uncover the must-have herbs for colds and flu to get you through this season's change.


First up on our list is ginger, the fiery root that packs a punch against cold and flu viruses. With its potent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, ginger acts as a shield for our immune systems, fending off the invaders with gusto. Its warming properties provide comfort to our shivering bodies, akin to wrapping ourselves in a cozy blanket on a frosty winter's night. So, next time you feel a sniffle coming on, brew yourself a cup of ginger tea or spread Ginger Infused Honey on your morning toasts and let its spicy goodness work its magic.


Thyme is not just your usual cooking ingredient but also a stalwart defender against cold and flu bugs. It is rich in essential oils, especially thymol, making this humble herb a powerful antiviral and antibacterial agent to fight against those pesky pathogens. Whether infused in a soothing tea or added to savory dishes, thyme lends its aromatic warmth to comfort our ailing bodies, reminding us that sometimes, the best remedies are found right in our spice racks.


Garlic is hailed as the pungent protector of the immune system. It is brimmed with allicin which is renowned for its remarkable antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it a potent ally in the battle against colds and flu. Its fiery flavor may deter vampires, but it certainly won't deter us from reaping its benefits. You can crush it into a hearty soup or roast it to savory perfection to add both flavor and fortitude to your culinary creations for fending off illnesses with every delectable bite.


Echinacea is revered for its immune-boosting prowess that stimulates the production of white blood cells. With its antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, this floral powerhouse offers a shield of protection against cold and flu viruses, helping us bounce back with vigor. So, when in doubt, turn to echinacea to fortify your defenses and keep illness at bay.


The dark-hued elderberries hold the key to immune resilience. Bursting with antioxidants and flavonoids, elderberry serves as a potent antiviral agent, thwarting the advances of cold and flu viruses with its natural defenses. Whether consumed as a syrup, a tincture, or even a delicious jam, elderberry provides a sweet yet potent elixir to fortify our immune systems and soothe our symptoms. We recommend you embrace the berry goodness and let the elderberry be your ally in the fight against illness. 


Boneset is a time-honored hero with a history as rich as its healing properties. It was traditionally used by Native American tribes to alleviate fever and flu symptoms and earned its name from its purported ability to set broken bones. With its immune-boosting and fever-reducing effects, boneset offers respite to weary bodies battling colds and flu, reminding us of the wisdom found in ancient remedies.


Chamomile is the gentle giant of relaxation and relief. It is known for its calming effects on the mind and body which provides solace to those battling cold and flu symptoms. Its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe sore throats and achy muscles, while its gentle aroma lulls us into a state of tranquility. So, brew yourself a cup of chamomile tea, cozy up under a blanket, and let its warm embrace chase away the chills of illness.