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15 Must Have Herbs for this Cold and Flu season




As the leaves begin to fall and the air turns crisp, we find ourselves entering the season of colds and flu. It's a time when our bodies, like the earth, are preparing for a period of rest and rejuvenation. But it's also a time when we're more susceptible to the sniffles, coughs, and fevers that come with the changing seasons.




But fear not, for nature has provided us with a bounty of healing herbs that can help us navigate this season with grace and vitality. Picture yourself in a warm, cozy kitchen, a pot of herbal tea simmering on the stove, filling the air with the comforting scents of Echinacea, Ginger, and Thyme. These are not just herbs, but magical allies, ready to lend their healing powers to strengthen our immune system and ward off illness.




Imagine the vibrant purple berries of the Elder tree, transformed into a sweet syrup, brimming with antiviral properties that can help shorten the duration of the flu. Or the humble Garlic, a culinary staple, yet a powerful immune booster, its antibacterial and antiviral properties working their magic to keep us healthy.


Envision the soothing Licorice Root, its sweet taste masking a potent ability to soothe sore throats and reduce coughing. And the calming Lemon Balm, a gentle herb that not only fights off viruses but also reduces stress, helping us to maintain our inner peace during this challenging season.




And let's not forget the mystical Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, an adaptogen that helps our body adapt to stress and boosts our immune system. Or the warming Cloves, their antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties working in harmony to soothe and heal.


As we journey through the cold and flu season, let's remember to harness the healing power of these magical herbs. Let's brew them into teas, infuse them into honey, or simply inhale their healing scents. Let's allow their magic to infuse our bodies, strengthen our immune systems, and guide us towards health and vitality.




Remember, these herbs are our allies, ready to lend their healing vibes and magical properties to help us navigate the cold and flu season with grace and vitality. So, let's welcome them into our homes and into our lives, and let their magic unfold.


Let’s delve a little deeper Shall We?




Tulsi: Also known as Holy Basil, Tulsi is a powerful adaptogen that helps the body adapt to stress. It is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to boost the immune system, making it a great herb for flu season. It can also help soothe a sore throat and reduce fever.




Snake Root: Also known as Ageratina Altissima, Snake Root is a potent herb known for its antiviral properties. It can help to reduce fever and inflammation, making it beneficial during flu season. It is also used to treat respiratory conditions and can help to clear congestion.




Licorice Root: Also known as Glycyrrhiza Lepidota, Licorice Root is a versatile herb with antiviral, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can soothe a sore throat, reduce coughing, and help to clear mucus from the lungs. It also supports the adrenal glands, which can be beneficial during times of stress or illness.




Cloves: Also known as Syzygium Aromaticum, Cloves are rich in antioxidants and have antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. They can help to soothe a sore throat, reduce coughing, and boost the immune system. Cloves can also help to reduce nausea and improve digestion.




Slippery Elm Root: Also known as Ulmus Rubra, Slippery Elm Root is known for its soothing properties. It can help to soothe a sore throat and reduce coughing. It also has a mucilaginous quality, which can help to soothe the digestive tract and reduce inflammation.




Marshmallow Root: Also known as Althaea Officinalis, Marshmallow Root is another herb with a mucilaginous quality. It can help to soothe a sore throat, reduce coughing, and soothe the digestive tract. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help to boost the immune system.




Echinacea: Also known as Purple Cone Flower, Echinacea is a popular herb for boosting the immune system. It has antiviral properties and can help to reduce the severity and duration of the flu. It can also help to soothe a sore throat and reduce inflammation.




Sage Leaf: Also known as Salvia Officinalis, Sage Leaf is a powerful herb with antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help to soothe a sore throat, reduce coughing, and boost the immune system. It can also help to improve digestion and reduce stress.




Elderberry: Also known as Sambucus, Elderberry is a potent antiviral herb that is particularly effective against the flu virus. It can help to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, and shorten the duration of the flu.




Ginger: Also known as Zingiber Officinale, Ginger is a warming herb that can help to clear congestion, soothe a sore throat, and reduce nausea. It also has antiviral properties and can help to boost the immune system.




Garlic: Also known as Allium Sativum, Garlic is a powerful immune-boosting herb with antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help to clear congestion, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system.




Thyme: Also known as Thymus Vulgaris, Thyme is a potent antiviral and antibacterial herb. It can help to clear congestion, soothe a sore throat, and boost the immune system. It's also a great herb for respiratory health.




Astragalus: Also known as Astragalus Membranaceus, Astragalus is a powerful immune-boosting herb that can help to prevent and treat the flu. It has antiviral properties and can help to reduce inflammation.




Peppermint: Also known as Mentha Spicata, Peppermint is a soothing herb that can help to clear congestion, soothe a sore throat, and reduce coughing. It also has antiviral properties and can help to boost the immune system.




Lemon Balm: Also known as Melissa Officinalis, Lemon Balm is a calming herb that can help to reduce stress, which is beneficial during flu season. It also has antiviral properties and can help to soothe a sore throat and reduce fever.


Remember, while these herbs can be beneficial during flu season, they are not a substitute for medical treatment. Always consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new herbal remedies.


Check out the herbs in Bodhi's Apothecary for all those you need!


Happy Healing,


Many Blessings, Tiffani


P. S. I have a piece of Selenite that touches the outside of ALL of my beverages and tissue boxes.

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Beryl Lievano
Beryl Lievano
Nov 09, 2023

Hi Thank u for the information. Can I purchase these herbs from Bodhi?

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tiffanimspeed
tiffanimspeed
Nov 19, 2023
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Absolutely love!

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Fel
Fel
Nov 07, 2023

Thank you for these herbs. I can't wait to go get some of them. I love the selenite hack too. You are awesome Tiffani

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tiffanimspeed
tiffanimspeed
Nov 19, 2023
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Thank you my dear! You guys help me be better ♥️

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Christine Carver
Christine Carver
Nov 07, 2023

Thank you Tiffani for this! It’s going to help so much now that’s it’s getting colder. 🤍

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