11 Antiviral Herbs to Keep You Healthy

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It's a good idea to use herbs to boost your defence system naturally. Here are 11 herbs that have been used for a long time to fight viruses and improve health: 

Echinacea, known for its immune-boosting characteristics, is commonly used to treat and prevent colds and respiratory infections. 

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Echinacea 

Garlic includes antiviral chemicals like allicin. It's been used for ages to enhance immunity and combat diseases. 

Garlic 

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Ginger is used to treat colds and flu due to its antibacterial characteristics. It aids digestion and nausea. 

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Ginger 

Turmeric contains curcumin, an antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory substance. It may enhance immunity and combat infections. 

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Turmeric 

Antiviral components in oregano include carvacrol and thymol. To boost immunity, drink it or cook with it. 

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Oregano 

Lemon balm treats herpes simplex cold sores due to its antiviral qualities. Relaxation and anxiety reduction are further benefits. 

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Lemon balm 

Astragalus boosts immunity as an adaptogen. It prevents and treats respiratory infections due to its antiviral characteristics. 

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Astragalus 

Antiviral glycyrrhizin is in licorice root. It may relieve sore throats and coughs and boost immunity. 

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Licorice root 

Elderberry possesses antioxidants and antiviral effects. It's used to prevent and cure colds and flu and may shorten symptoms. 

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Elderberry 

Peppermint contains antibacterial qualities and helps treat cold and flu symptoms including congestion and cough. As a tea or in aromatherapy. 

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Peppermint 

Thimol in thyme is antiviral. It supports immunological health and relieves respiratory symptoms when cooked or brewed into tea. 

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Thyme 

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