PHYTOTHERAPY FOR COLD AND FLU
Anti-inflammatory agents, spasmolytics (broncho spasmolytics), expectorants, antipyretics, diaphoretics and immunostimulants, infusions, mouthwashes, inhalation products, lozenges, syrups for colds manifested by a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, capsules, tablets, drops can be used. Phytochemicals that exhibit this effect are essential oils, tannins, polyphenolic compounds, triterpene saponins, iridoid compounds, saponins, and mucilages.
Echinacea purpure radix/
Anti-inflammatory, immune-stimulating (infections of the upper respiratory tract)
Allergy warning/contraindication: autoimmune (MS, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus), allergic (rhinitis, asthma), tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS.
Do not use it for more than 2 months.
Antiarrhythmic, antifungal, and immunosuppressive Pelargonium sidoides (umckaloaba)
Antibacterial, antiviral, immune-stimulating (infections of the upper respiratory tract, tuberculosis, sinusitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, pharyngitis)
Allergic reactions, digestive problems Warning/contraindication:
Bleeding and drivers should be careful; Liver and kidney patients, pregnant and lactating women should not use Do not use for more than 2 weeks.
Anticoagulants Nigella sativa/semen (Nigella sativa)
Analgesic, antiallergic, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, and immune stimulant no side effects or drug interactions have been reported.
Sambucus Nigra/Fructus (Black Elderberry)
Influenza virus A and B, H1N1
Excessive consumption, especially in children, can lead to poisoning from the cyanogenic glycosides it contains.
Effect: Bronchodilator and necrolytic
Diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting (rarely)
ESSENTIAL OILS WITH ANTIMICROBIAL AND EXHAUSTING EFFECT
Essential oil of chamomile (Matricaria chamomile/flos)Action: antiseptic, spasmolytic Use:
Mix 10 drops of oil in 1 liter of water and drink the mixture 2-3 cups a day.
Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus/folium)
Add 5 drops to 5 ml of almond oil and massage the mixture into the chest and neck area. In addition, eucalyptol lozenges have a powerful killing effect on bacteria in the throat.
Thyme essential oil (Thymus/herba)
Antiseptic, necrolytic, spasmolytic
Throat spikes, lozenges, and cough syrup are available.
Tea made from marshmallow leaves is also good for earache if drunk 3 hours apart.
Essential lavender oil (Lavendula Officinalis/ flos)
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming
The mixture of sandalwood oil, peppermint oil, and lavender oil (1:1:1) in 1 liter of boiled water is useful in the treatment of colds by inhalation.
Sage essential oil (Salvia sp./folium, flos)
It is used as an infusion for diseases of the throat and nose, especially for colds. It also works for a sore throat in the form of mouthwash.
The essential oil is not used during pregnancy and lactation.
PHYTOTHERAPY:Essential myrtle oil (Myrtus Communis/Folium and Fructus)
Strong antibacterial effect.Effective for acute and chronic sinusitis and bronchitis Application:
A mixture of 20 drops of essential myrtle oil, 10 drops of eucalyptus EY and 10 drops of mint EY is massaged into the chest and neck area in the morning and evening with 50 ml of almond oil.
There are herbal remedies with essential myrtle oil in pharmacies in Germany.