Arm Yourself This Cold and Flu Season

Cold weather got you under the weather?

There are some fantastic herbs that can be used during this time of the year to not only boost your immune system, but that is also antiviral and antibacterial.

Here are 4 of the most common and effective herbs for immune support:

Oil of Oregano:

Studies have shown that oil of oregano helps to increase the body’s natural immune defenses. It is shown to be antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. - Sources: (1) (2).

Oil of oregano can be taken as a preventative and can also be taken as you start to feel a sickness coming on to help to fight the bacteria or virus that your immune system is fighting.

We highly recommend our oil of oregano capsules.  They are easy to take with our small capsules and you don’t have the burning that one can experience with consuming straight oregano oil.  

You can learn more about its benefits in our article: "10 top uses for oil of oregano".

You can buy it here.


Garlic:

Garlic may be the best known and one of the most used immune support herbs in the world.

In addition to its use as a preventative against illness, studies have shown that it is antibacterial and antiviral (3)

There are some important benefits you can get from taking garlic supplements. Learn more: "The benefits of garlic".

Norsis Mortar and Pestle Herbs simply use organic whole bulb garlic, grown and manufactured in the USA. 

"Odorless" garlic capsules can be purchased from other manufacturers but have to undergo a chemical process to make them odorless, which strips away active enzymes needed for the effectiveness of the supplement. Our garlic is kept whole and not put through any chemical processing to ensure maximum effectiveness. 


Elderberry:

Elderberry is one of the top herbs used for cold and flu remedy with good reason.  

They are naturally high in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, iron and potassium, among several other essential nutrients which are very important in order to enhance the immune system in your body.

Studies show that elderberry can reduce the length and severity of cold and flu symptoms, reducing the length of the cold by an average of 2 days in one study, with fewer symptoms.  - Source: NCBI Case Study.

We talk more in-depth in our "5 essential benefits of elderberry" article.

You can purchase elderberry in our online store.


Ashwagandha:

An Indian herb, ashwagandha means the “strength of the stallion” and is traditionally used to strengthen the immune system after illness.

You can read and learn more about its uses and side effects in our article: "7 Healthy Benefits of Ashwagandha".

If you are considering to purchase a Ashwagandha herbal supplement we strongly recommend to buy a non-GMO Ashwagandha. For instance, our Ashwagandha is not chemically processed, has no additives or fillers and comes in vegan capsules. Our formula also includes BioPerine black pepper extract which enhances the absorption of Ashwagandha. 

Recommendation: dose is 1 capsule twice daily with meals.

Ashwagandha roots and capsules.


The above are just some of the herbs that you can arm yourself with this cold and flu season.  Medicinal plants have been used throughout history as man’s primary form of medicine. Today, high-quality herbs are readily available for anyone interested in adding a natural, wholesome approach to their home remedies.

As always, if your symptoms become severe or are not improving seek medical attention.   

* The above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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