Top of 5 plants against cold and fluFlu epidemics happen every year usually in a cold season and strike to 15 % of the population of the globe. Flu and ORVI make 95 % of all infectious diseases in the world. Annually in the world fall ill to 500 million people 2 million from which die. In Russia annually register from 27,3 to 41,2 million patients with flu and other ORVI.

The large quantity of biochemical medicines is developed for prevention and symptomatic treatment of these diseases, but always involuntarily ask a question: that from natural means it is capable to resist to this illness. In this article we will consider five most effective natural drugs against flu and cold.


On the curative properties deservedly takes a place of honour among herbs. Researches have shown efficiency эхинацеи in fight against infectious and catarrhal diseases. So extract эхинацеи possesses ability to suppress гиалуронидазу, the enzyme developed by bacteria, which hyperactivity is characteristic for many cellular lines of metastaziruyushchy malignant tumours.

For preparation of infusion dry эхинацеи (leaves, a flower, stalks) it is necessary to fill in 1 tablespoon of 500 ml of boiled water to leave in a thermos for the night or in the enameled ware under a cover, having well warmed. Then to filter and drink on 100-150 ml 3 times a day in 30 minutes prior to food. To accept infusion эхинацеи 10 days, in 5 days of a break to repeat reception 2 more times for 10 days. It is 1 course. If necessary the course of such treatment is repeated by 3 more times for 10 days in a month of a break.

Infusion reception эхинацеи improves composition of blood, increases immunity, accelerates healing of wounds, changes, bruises. In the form of lotions and compresses infusions эхинацеи are applied at psoriasis, eczema, burns, decubituses and furuncles. Reception of tinctures or infusion эхинацеи also promotes memory and attention strengthening, removal of a stressful condition and working capacity increase.

It is not recommended to accept эхинацею more than 10 days without interruption and to children till two years. Also it is impossible to accept preparations from эхинацеи at лейкозах, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, an allergy and pregnancy.

Elder black

Preparations from a flower of an elder black possess sudorific, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant action. Them apply in the form of infusions, pressures, broths, at cold, flu, diseases of the top respiratory ways, kidneys and a bladder, to oral cavity rinsing.

The Israeli scientists have shown that elder extract specifically influences a flu virus, extremely effectively suppressing its replication, so and reproduction. For preparation of infusion of an elder it is necessary to fill in 1 tablespoon of berries with 1 glass of boiled water, to insist 40 minutes, to filter. To accept on 1/4 glasses 3-4 times a day in 15 minutes prior to food.

Besides individual intolerance, contra-indications to reception of an elder are pregnancy, chronic diseases of a stomach.


It is considered that the scientific name has occurred from singabera that in transfer from a Sanskrit means «a horned root». The rhizome of ginger contains the essential oils strengthening otkhozhdeny phlegms, besides it possesses the expressed antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Ginger reduces cholesterol level in blood, strengthens memory, restores forces, removes toxins, stimulates digestion, raises a libido, especially at a female half. Besides, it has strong antioxidant and soothing influence, strengthens immunity, well protects from parasites, detains growth of bacteria, is used at helminthic diseases.

In ORZ aggravation fresh ginger can protect from an illness. The slice of ginger will help to protect a mouth and a throat. For this purpose it is necessary to clear a thin skin, to cut off a small amount of ginger, to put in a mouth and to suck, feeling a poshchipyvaniye. When effect of essential oils and medical components will decrease, it will be necessary to take a bite of a slice of ginger.

At overdose of ginger negative results or side effects in a look are possible: diarrhoeia, nausea, vomiting, allergic reactions. At its application it is necessary to consider potential interaction with medicines: ginger reduces efficiency of nitrates, blockers of calcic channels, beta-blockers; as the agonist простациклина is capable to strengthen action of a number of anticurtailing means.

Andrografis panicled

The name of a plant is translated from a Sanskrit, as «the king of bitterness». It is considered that during a terrible flu epidemic (Spaniard) in 1918, the carried-away life of 50 million people around the world, in India distribution of epidemic has been stopped thanks to андрографиса.

Four groups андрографолидов Andrografisa (And, In, With and D) have virusostatichesky effect, especially concerning a virus of herpes, a cytomegalovirus and энтеровирусов. All groups андрографолидов have bakteriostatichesky effect on Staphilococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Protus vulgaris, Shigella dysenterial and Escherichia coli. In addition, they possess both specific anti-gene activity, and nonspecific immunostimulating effect, sharply strengthening fagotsitarny activity of neutrophils; have protivodiareyny effect, нейтрализуя LT-and LT/ST - энтеротоксины an intestinal stick. Are especially effective concerning ST-enterotoksin, is more often than others a chair causing frustration at newborns.

In the Phytomedicine magazine results of research in which school students received extract андрографиса within three months in number of 1200 mg daily as a preventive measure against catarrhal diseases have been published. By results of statistical calculations essential decrease in all catarrhal and cases of flu during this period has been fixed.

Actively gepatoprotektivny and antineoplastic properties of a preparation continue to be studied.

Contra-indications to application - individual intolerance.

Poskonnik pronzennolistny (probodenny)

Called also «a sudorific plant» or «a grass from fever», radical Americans, and then and colonists for the first time have started to apply to treatment of the diseases caused by fever. Today herbalists still recommend a grass at the pains accompanying fever, especially during attacks of flu, and too for removal of slime from respiratory ways. It is often applied at arthritises and rheumatism.

For infusion preparation: to fill in 2-3 h. l. a dry grass 1 glass of boiling water. To insist 10-15 minutes. To drink hotter. At fever or flu to drink on a glass everyone half an hour, to 4 glasses within 6 hours, but not more than 6 glasses per day. To interrupt very bitter taste of a poskonnik, it is possible to mix it with herbal tea or to add honey and a lemon.

Application of a plant is contraindicated at children to two-year age, in pregnancy or feeding by a breast, and also in the presence of stomach ulcer or a duodenal gut, peptichesky эзофагита, nonspecific ulcer colitis, дивертикулеза, дивертикулита.

Do not use a fresh poskonnik! It contains the poisonous chemical called тремерол which can cause vomiting, asthma, and at high doses to lead to a coma and death. Drying of a poskonnik deletes тремерол. It is impossible to apply a plant more than two weeks in a row. It is toxic for a liver.

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