I have over 23 years herbal experience -currently becoming certified.
I am Native American and my Ancestors were herbal healing people.
I proudly carry on that linage in honor of them.
One more thing-
The place I get my herbs from --those that I do not grow myself--- does not give me any kind of monetary compensation or any kind of compensation for me advertising for them -I advertise for them because it is truly the least expensive site I have ever found and the most reliable.In my opinion it is simply the best.
Ok here we go-
I get my herbal supplies that I do not grow myself from http://www.herbalhealer.com/ go to site list and look under bulk herbs
U will need 1/2and/or 1 oz.of each herb
Her herbs are so fresh -when I open the box I can smell them through the sealed baggies they are in-
Now the herbs needed will be
Mullein--thins mucus so that the body can bring it up easier has mild antibiotic anti-viral effects
licorice root-natural immune system enhancer -anti-viral
Chamomile-good for soothing stomach and easing the stress
catnip-also good for the stomach and eases body stress
Elder berries-known and used worldwide for it's outstanding anti-viral effects
Elder flowers-known anti-viral
Echinacea root or GoldenSeal root-Immune system stimulants and both have antibiotic-antiviral properties.
Now once You have these get 1 good pinch each of the herbs and place herbal combination in a coffee filter- when U have placed a large pinch each of each herb listed above in the coffee filter-tie the top of filter with thread to seal up the herbs-you now have a herbal tea bag-put the coffee filter/now a teabag- in a large coffee mug-pour water U have brought to a boil and turned off for a min.over herbal teabag in ur cup-cover with a saucer and let steep till cool enough to drink-add honey to sweeten-then keep a cup handy sippin on it through-out the day.The goal is to consume at least three cups a day. start this at the first sign off any viral symptoms-(My kids,my mom,and others tell me this tea tastes fairly well)
Laws and AMA/FDA make me say this little "jewel" below-
(Do go to the doc if and when U feel U need to to make sure it is the flu or a virus) (This herbal support is only intended to support the body through a flu/virus and is not intended to substitute for medical advise)
Now common sense makes me say this---If U are on any medications do check for contraindications before using ANY herbs.although No known contraindications have I ever seen regarding these herbs but do check for I do not know nor have I seen everything. If a contraindication is found you can use homopathic formulas instead of herbs without fear.
However I personally have used this formula with out a doctor and seen it's beneficial results on the most worst cases of flu types. My mother is a Christian scientist and will not go to the doc so this herbal formula is how she recovered from the flu.
Homeopathic flu remedies are real good as well along with Olive leaf.
Get plenty of vitamin C of course rest and eat light .
astragalus is a good immune system strengthener-but do not use if U have a fever-( if taken during a fever it will make the fever go higher)this herb can be added to soups or stews and helps BEFORE u get ill
Also You can take one or more of these daily to keep U well Acai berries wheatgrass,Spirolina, and Royal Bee jelly together or separately these provide excellent nutrition and boost the immune system-I personally take acai and spirolina along with astragalus on a regular basis throughout the year.
Last and certainly not least-I take Collidial silver from Herbal healer .com (and No I have never turned blue) I will not buy it anywhere else besides http://www.herbalhealer.com/ because I know and trust herbal healers rigid high standard for purity and potency. hope this helps .Many Blessings