The Herbal Ways To Fight Influenza

Bali News, Denpasar  –  Every one of us must at least once in our life experienced being infected by the influenza virus.  On the beginning of this rainy season, we could see many people on the street, in the office or even at home were sneezing and busily wiping their running nose with a ready on hand napkin. That is definitely not a pleasant situation for them and to the people nearby. Let alone the terrible look on their face caused by headache, sore throat, watery eyes, breathing difficulty and some other flu symptoms showing up together at the same time.
Looking at the virus mechanism, it seems like there was nothing much we can do to avoid the virus from getting into our body as it travels through the air we breath-in.  Unless we had taken the flu shot regularly and wear that ‘weird looking’ surgical mask every time we go out, there was no guarantee that we could block the virus from sneaking in.
Keeping our health on its peak and boosting our own immune system is probably the only natural option we have in order to kill the virus before it is causing any symptoms reaction to our body.  In order to do so, a constant well-balanced diet and regular exercises are needed. Unfortunately, most of us are usually too busy or even too lazy to pay attention to such things. As long as the tongue and stomach were happy, we forgot about any other things called the balance nutrients.
According to Dr Maoshing Ni, a health expert in alternative medicine, there are several numbers of natural resources, which are really useful to prevent or fight the influenza virus on this rainy season, such as:


Chestnuts are very famous in Asia. They are different from other type of nuts because they are low in fat and high in fiber. Chestnuts are also rich in potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and Vitamin C. All have the function of strengthening the kidney-adrenal system and bolster the immune system to fight off the flu and combat infections. It is also easy to cook them. You can roast or mix them together with chicken, lamb, beef or any dish you like until they are cooked.


Scientist have done many researches on ligustrum and revealed that the herb has an immune boosting function. It can also increase white blood cell production, phagocytosis, and T-lymphocyte help cell activities.

Cherokee Rose

The astringent substance contained on Cherokee Rose is traditionally used to protect the body from external pathogens.  It is also one of the highest natural sources of vitamin C.


Honeysuckle is a natural anti-microbial herb that has been used for centuries to increase resistance and fight against bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. You can find these herbs in health food stores, online, and at the offices of acupuncturists and Chinese herbalists.

Royal Jelly Bee Products

Royal Jelly is naturally used to feed queen bees. It has long been regarded in Asia as a longevity tonic that enhances energy, virility, and immunity. It contains a lot of vitamins and collagen material. An antibacterial protein in the substance, dubbed royalisin, is effective against certain bacteria, including streptococcus and staphylococcus. You could find royal jelly in enriched honey or in supplement form from herb shops and health food stores.


Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant that improves immune function and promotes mucous membrane health. A study conducted by the Institute of Food Research in the United Kingdom in 1997 suggested that dietary intake of beta-carotene can enhance cell-mediated immune responses. How to get these beta-benefits this flu season? Eat more orange-colored vegetables, including carrots, winter squash, butternut squash, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and yams. Additionally, these are all an excellent source of Vitamin C, a famous immune support.
All of these nature products are not only useful for our body, but they tasted very good too.  So why wait, make this rainy season be more cheerful with natural and healthy menus on your diet list

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