Herbs for Respiratory Virus’ / Infections
for Children and Adults
First off let me begin with the vitality of a healthy respiratory system. This is so because there is also a vital need for healthy non contaminated oxygen to the central nervous system as well as the immune system. Yes the immune system need oxygen to properly process the nutrients and their delivery to their applicable system. e.g a healthy properly delivered b6 supplement when called thy the central nervous system through a chemical biochemical process also from the liver; This delivery is also supplied with pure oxygen at the level amount is is called for. when oxygen becomes contaminated with neurotoxin an added stress or burden is applied on both the liver and immune systems because they have to work harder during the delivery process to deliver a purer delivery of what is called for.
In simple form an infection weather bacterial or viral contaminates the immune systems nutrients because toxins and or neuro toxins are present with the bacteria and virus. Now the immune system and other main systems have to work harder individually and collectively to remedy this.
However there are potent and natural solutions that will work in defeating both bacterial and viral infections. In this post I will be targeting specifically the respiratory system.
Here is a good list of powerhouse herbs for respiratory infections (defeating, detoxing, and healing)
Mullein leaf: this herb will target the respiratory system and ANY virus and will kill it on contact. It also has expectorant,antiviral,demuculant properties-and is used traditionally for treating bronchitis,tuberculosis, pneumonia, and asthma, and lung
Dosing of Mullen leaf: (Adults) 1 to 2 teaspoons of fresh or dried mullein leaves in 8 oz. of boiling water steeped for a min. of 30 minutes . 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of liquid extract/syrup daily. or 1/4 teaspoon of tincture 3 time a day no milk or sugar. NOTE: this is a very bitter herb drink it slowly so that your palette can adjust to its bitterness. refer to clarks rule for dosing this herb for children over 3 years of age
Horehound: this her is primarily used for bronchitis which great success dating back of the time of Jesus. it also is for respiratory diseases and has demuculant and expectorant properties. dosing of this herb (adults) 2 tablespoons of dried herb in a tea ball steeped with boiling water for a min. of 30 minutes.daily.
Vervain: This herb is good for fevers and will tamp down inflammations, quiet coughs (Adult dosing)1 teaspoon of dried herb steeped in 8 ounces of boiling water for a min. of 30 minutes and taken 4 times daily.
Dandelion: a good blood purifier to help detox the blood from toxins. 2 teaspoons of dried herb steeped in 8 ounces of boiling water for a min. of 30 minutes taken 3 times daily
Burdock: a powerhouse of a blood kidney liver and Gaul bladder detoxifer adult dosing 1 teaspoon of dried herb steeped in boiling water for min of 30 minutes and taken 3 times daily.
Licorice root: ( do not use if you have high blood pressure this herb can elevate blood pressure levels) This herb has powerful healing properties particularly of the cellular and membrane walls that have been damaged by toxins or bacterias’ and or virus’ 2 teaspoons of dried herb steeped in 8 ounces of boiling water 2 times daily.
European Elder : this herb also has powerful anti-viral properties and is used commonly to treat bronchitis, colds and flu’s breathing problems, mucus membrane inflammations fever pain and swelling. dosing for this herb is as follows (ADULTS) steep 2 teaspoons of dried flowers in 8 ounces of boiling water for a min.of 30 minutes and take 2 times daily. or take 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of liquid flower extract 3 times daily. or take 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of whole herbs extract daily. for children refer to bottle for directions or if making yourself refer to Clark’s rule of pediatric dosing.
Astragalus: this herb is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory. adult dosing of this herb 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of tincture or 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of liquid extract daily.
Echinacea: this is a powerful immune system stimulant to aid in maintaining a healthy immune system.
Golden seal root: a powerful antiseptic and good for as siting the defection of pneumonia.
Bee Pollen:( Not for Children or those allergic to be products) if not sure check with Your, MD. This will enhance and aid in maintaining a healthy immune system through the delivery of a PURE spectrum of b complex vitamins also to the Central Nervous System.
Oil of Oregano this is an concentrate of the herb that provides anti viral properties
1 drop of a 1 percent dilution is for children not infants or babies. 1 drop of a 2 percent dilution daily for adults.
Oil of Thyme: this is good for breaking up congestion, and facilitating breathy, stopping coughing,taming bronchial spasms and stimulating respiration, this oil will also settle the stomach and kill germs and fungi.
Oil of Eucalyptus:
Thieves oil: (Not to be used near or on children) This oil is for external use only and also for steam vaporizing. ( to sterilize and combat airborne bacterias’ and virus’) 2-3 drops in a 2 gallon steam vaporizer directly in the water keep this going 24/7 and add just a pinch of iodized salt to increase steam levels.
Herbal Syrup Recipe:
You will need:
2 oz. of dried herb( double this if using fresh herbs)
1 1/2 cups of water
3 cups of raw wildflower honey
Bring 3/4 cups of water to a hard boil add herb and bring to a low simmer.
Simmer for 10 minutes 30 minutes if roots, barks or seeds are used.
strain and press herbs with a potato ricer and return liquid to warm pot be very careful liquid will be hot
bring again to a low simmer and slowly add honey while always mixing it well and continually. let low simmer for 5 additional minutes and continuously mixing do not bring to a boil it will destroy the vital healing enzymes of the raw wildflower honey. take off heat let cool and bottle this will keep for 2 months in the refrigerator.
Mullein Syrup recipe: add 2 oz. dried mullein leaf to above recipe
Horehound syrup recipe add 2 oz. dried horehound herb to above recipe
Elderberry syrup recipe: add 2 oz. of dried whole herb to above recipe.
A Combination Syrup recipe:
Add 1/2 oz. of each herb to above recipe
horehound,mullein leaf,astragalus, thyme