Top 5 best herbs for treating the flu

There are no known cures for the common flu but there are many natural flu remedies that are highly effective at easing flu symptoms and reducing the duration of the illness. Certain herbs have been used as natural flu remedies for generations and can provide both protection from the flu and relief of symptoms. Here are the top five anti-flu herbs to keep around.


Results of archeological digs indicate that Native Americans may have used echinacea (echinacea purpurea) for more than 400 years to treat infections, snake bites and wounds, as well as a general "cure-all."

Scientific research has shown that the herb can keep immune systems healthy and strong, protecting it from common pathogens like the influenza virus. Research shows that echinacea extract works against an enzyme called hyaluronidase that destroys the body's defenses against diseases. Studies also suggest that echinacea may be helpful in not only destroying viruses like certain strains of influenza but slowing tumor growth.


  1. Raw honey and lemon is delicious and soothing. Never thought raw honey and red onion would be a remedy or garlic tea. Well now I learned something new.

  2. Thanks for the tips, I got it!. I can share it to my friends.

  3. It's good to learn new things every day! Especially useful ones!!