Garlic is a potent antibiotic, with antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is used for centuries to treat a variety of infections, including flu and colds, and is widely used during both world wars, calling it "Russian penicillin." Garlic is used to strengthen the immune system and protect against flu viruses, using a fresh or in the form of tablets and capsules. For the treatment of rhinitis grate it on a grater, then place in a bowl and breathe over it for 7-10 minutes. Cough grind 5-6 cloves of garlic, boil in 1 Cup of milk and let cool. Should drink 1 tsp. several times a day.
Echinacea is a popular herb for treating colds and flu. It grows throughout North America and is used in medicine for centuries for treatment of such diseases as syphilis, malaria and diphtheria. Some studies show that the active ingredients of Echinacea are antiviral properties and help to strengthen the immune system. Yet it is not clear whether these substances fight infections or do they simply enhance the body's ability to cope with them independently. May require further study of the plants, but nevertheless, herbalists have recommended it for fighting bacterial and viral infections. Echinacea can be purchased in capsules and in liquid form as an extract.
Elder berries are used in folk medicine since the time of Hippocrates. A number of clinical studies have established that the black, the main chemical component of black elderberry is effective against multiple influenza virus strains, including group b, seasonal flu, avian flu, and H1N1 or swine flu. Take elderberry liquid extract, tinctures, capsules, tablets, syrup.
Leaves evkalipta is another powerful natural immunomodulator. Eucalyptus boosts the immune system, has antiviral activity, clears the respiratory tract and eliminates the cold. Boil a handful of eucalyptus leaves in boiling water and use the broth to rinse the nose, gargle and inhalation.
For recuperation after a previous infection is needed vitamin C. It is contained in large quantities in lemons. To the juice of 1 lemon, add 100 g of honey and dissolve in 1 liter of water. Drink drink during the day. Also, vitamin C rich rose hips. A handful of the fruit need to brew 1 liter of boiling water in a thermos, to insist 1 hour and drink as a tea.