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Flu: prevent and treat naturally with plants


Respiratory infection very contagious caused by a virus, influenza develops in the throat and the nose.

Often banal but very incapacitating, this infectious disease is suddenly revealed in the subject. It is transmitted between humans and, by air: the simple fact for the infected subject of cough, of sputter or to sneeze promotes the contamination to other people in the same room, even more than 1 m away.

After 48 hours, the first signs of the influenza manifest themselves in the contaminated person who in turn is at the end of 7 days (in the child) or 5 days (in the adult).

Each year, this respiratory disease affects around 2.5 million French people: this corresponds to 3 to 8% of people.

Globally, however, influenza epidemics number 3 to 5 million severe cases and cause 250,000 to 500,000 deaths.

Fortunately, most people with the flu recover without much difficulty.

But, can we use a natural treatment against the flu? What are the medicinal plants the most suitable? What are their virtues and how do they treat?

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Flu: here's what you need to know ...

Still called "influenza ", the influenza is a disease caused by a virus (which regularly changes shape) and, which attacks the respiratory system.

Usually this respiratory infection lasts from 3 days to 1 week and can be very incapacitating: the subject is not often able to go about his daily activities.

Different types of flu, causes and symptoms

Viral disease very particular, influenza is caused by 3 viruses well distinct. All belonging to the same family of "Orthomyxoviridae" and the genus of "Influenzavirus", types of influenza viruses are called A, B and VS.
Although having the same structure, these 3 viruses do not present the same virulence.

Indeed, if the viruses of type A (most dangerous) and B are at the origin of annual epidemics influenza virus, only the type A is responsible for influenza pandemics. On the other hand, the virus of type C him, triggers a more influenza form sporadic and relatively moderate.

The type B virus only infects humans, unlike the A and C viruses which affect various species.

As for the symptoms, the main ones are often well known

- headache,

- fever (over 38.5 ° C for more than 3 days),

- muscle pain and localized in the chest,

- chills ...

In most cases, they are easy to spot.

To these are also added:

- a dry cough with a sore throat

- shortness of breath at rest

- a feeling of deep discomfort

- rhinitis

As mentioned earlier, the causes and origins of the flu are viral. These viruses rarely attack the lungs, but mainly the upper respiratory tract (throat, nose, bronchi).

Plants to treat the flu

Very often, people with influenza recover in 7 days 15 days without medical treatment particular.

However, recovery depends on their health.

In addition to drug treatment, there are plants whose benefits would be efficient to cure the flu. What are they ? How do they work on the body and the affected airways?

Here's what you need to know:

First of all,

The leaves and fruits of black elderberry (in the form of a standardized fluid extract) are a antiviral and natural anti-inflammatory. Indeed, elderberry has a positive effect on influenza, especially if it is accompanied by fatty cough.

Then,

Famous for its invigorating virtues on weak bodies, the ginseng is indicated for the treatment of influenza.

Also,

Echinacea is recognized for its ability to reduce the duration of symptoms of cold namely: headache, runny nose, chills congestion, fatigue and sore throat.

To prevent the flu, it is recommended to consume echinacea in the form of:

decoction. To do this, bring 1 gram of echinacea roots to a boil in 1 cup of water for 5 to 10 minutes. Let stand before drinking up to three cups a day.

infusion. Measure, then pour 1 gram of dried roots into boiling water. Let it steep for 10 minutes. Drink it 1 to 6 times a day.

dyeingmother. To relieve yourself, take 3 ml to 4 ml of echinacea, morning, noon and night.

NB : Well known and widely used in China, tea made from honeysuckle leaves is said to be effective in treating the flu.

Finally, a powerful anti virus exists with the essential oil of ravintsara. 2 to 3 drops per day diluted in a teaspoon of olive oil are enough to try to guard against the flu.

Smart tip about the flu

In winter, the colds and the influenza States are frequent.

This respiratory infection run risks significant to the elderly, at most youth, but also to fragile people suffering from pathologies including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, kidney disease and even AIDS.

The flu can cause serious complications and even lead to dead.

If symptoms persist or worsen, thedoctor's advice or a pharmacist should not be overlooked.

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Video: House plants kill the flu virus (October 2020).