Swine flu has created horror in the world and is declared an epidemic all around the world. The cause of this swine flu is influenza H1N1 virus. The virus of this disease is resistant to the antiviral medications. This virus is presently going on human to human virus of H1N1 and affecting human race quite badly. Some herbs are found very effective in curing this disease.
Swine Flu Symptoms
Fever, cough, sore throat, mild respiratory illness namely nasal congestion and rhinorrhea, voming and nausea, diarrhea, myalgia, headache, chills, fatigue, dyspnea, conjunctivitis rarely reported, pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Amrita or Giloy (Tinospora): This is the herb which is recommended by swami Ramdev of Patanjali Yoga. This is powerful blood purifier and is antipyretic, anti-inflammatory. It is useful to cure even gout, jaundice, torpidity of liver, leprosy. It is very useful to discharge the exogenous and endogenous toxins. This is also beneficial in case of bird flu and chikengunia.
Black Pepper (Kali Mirch): This is used effectively to promote digestion, improve appetite, treat coughs, colds, breathing and heart problems, colic, diabetes, anaemia and piles. It can be recommended in the case of swine flu also. It can treat even dyspepsia, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. Throat infection can be cure by chewing these black peppers.
Triphala: This is usually used in Indian kitchen to improve digestion but it is antimicrobial, laxative and carminative and it can strengthen immune system to help in fighting diseases. It is widely recommended along with Giloy and tulsi to fight against swine flu.
Holy Basil (Tulsi): This holy plant is found in every home in India called Tulsi. It is extremely effective in preventing the spreading of swine flu and bird flu.This is the herb that is usually recommended by swami Ram Dev. It is antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and give relief in many human diseases. It can lower blood sugar, cure stress, lower cholesterol and aged related memory impairment. Immune system of the body is improved by it. It is antimicrobial and useful to treat ringworm.
Punarnava Herb: This herb is often used effectively to treat swine flu along with Holy basil and triphala. It is antifungal also and very useful in many diseases.
Olive Leaves and Oregano Oil are also recommended to cure swine flu.
Schisandra, Codonopsis, Adaptogens: These are antiviral to treat even viral flu and swine flu. These herbs are good in strengthening the immune system of the body and increase white blood cells and red blood cells.
Tips To Prevent Swine Flu
- Personal hygiene and wash hands regularly before or after every meals to avoid this disease.
- Mix one tbsp of honey with cinnamon powder to consume to get relief from swine flu.
- Inhalation of steam of basil leaves can relieve from swine flu symptoms and lung congestion.
- Chew fresh garlic to get relief and it is antiviral also.
- Lemon tea is also effective in relieving from cough, sore throat, and headache.