antiviral

April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 11, 2018
Elderberry Cold Syrup Recipe

Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup Recipe

Try this Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup Recipe when you feel a sickness coming on.  Elderberries have been used as a folkloric remedy to help reduce cold and the flu.  Some modern scientific research (listed below) has backed up this traditional use. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, […]
May 10, 2018

Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum) Research

Latin Name: Geranium maculatum Family: Geraniaceae Cranesbill has shown antiviral action against herpes and other viruses.  Studies are promising, but human research is needed. RESEARCH GENERAL Natural Standard (2015).  Spotted Geranium Monograph.  www.naturalstandard.com ACHS. 2017. Course Material, HERB502: Cranesbill monograph.  www.achs.edu ANTIVIRAL Geranium sanguineum had an antiviral effect against herpes related to […]
May 13, 2018
immune stimulant

Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) Research

Latin Name: Echinacea purpurea Family: Asteraceae Echinacea is an immunity boosting herb that helps reduce infections like the common cold and flu. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is […]
May 15, 2018

Great Plantain (Plantago major) Research

Latin Name: Plantago major Family: Plantaginaceae Great plantain is a common weed with many health benefits.  All parts of the plant are used both topically and internally. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]
May 23, 2018

Peppermint as an Antimicrobial

Peppermint has shown antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.   By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT In hundreds of scientific studies, peppermint has shown effective activity against a variety of pathogenic microbes.  Peppermint is a great essential oil to use in household […]