Flu, or influenza, is a viral infection of the respiratory tract. Common flu symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, and weakness.
Treatment Plan for Flu
The syndrome that we call the flu is thought to be a "healing crisis" in natural medicine. We can take a negative attitude about a flu and resist it by taking strong pharmaceutical products like antihistamines and aspirin, but an alternative approach is to consider the whole process a positive one. The viral infection is putting our immune system through its paces, like a fire drill, and may strengthen it against future illness. Whether we view a cold or flu as a positive healing process or a big nuisance depends on our attitude. When we have a cold or flu, it is best to work with this opportunity and enhance elimination, relaxation, and immune activity. A good herbal program will include immune stimulating herbs, herbal decongestants, respiratory stimulants, diaphoretics to remove heat and toxins from the body through the sweat and antivirals.
Herbal Remedies for Flu
Related Flu conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.