There are three essential steps that must be addressed when utilizing herbal medicine: 1. Kick out the invading pathogen 2. Nourish the respiratory tissue 3. Support the immune system to prevent relapse
Warming diaphoretics: taken hot to treat the flu. These are mainly used when the predominant symptom is chills 1. Basil Leaf: reduces mucus in lungs and nasal passages, kills bacteria and stimulates the immune system 2. Cinnamon bark
Guduchi: folk remedy for cold and flu, it is considered a broad spectrum anti-microbial and is known for its immunostimulating activity
Always see an Ayurvedic and/or Naturopathic Doctor for proper assessment and guidance before using these herbs.