Since ancient times, herbs have been used as natural remedies for many illnesses. In various herbs, a large amount of active phytochemicals, including the flavonoids, terpenoids, lignans, sulfides, polyphenolics, carotenoids, coumarins, saponins, plant sterols, curcumins, and phthalides have been identified.
These particular herbs can also provide cardiovascular, digestive and anti-inflammatory support.
Scientific studies confirm that raw garlic has antibacterial properties. (study) Researchers have found garlic to be effective against viruses and yeasts like Candida. It was also found to be more powerful at destroying pathogenic bacteria than the popular antibiotics penicillin and tetracycline.
Cooking garlic, however, destroys the allicin, so you’ll need to use raw garlic to help fight infections.
Oregano Essential Oil
Oregano is a powerful herb with potent healing compounds. Medicinal grade oregano is distilled to extract the essential oil. In fact, it takes over 1,000 pounds of wild oregano to produce just 1 pound of oregano oil!
Oregano oil has been proven to be superior to some antibiotics, without the dangerous side effects. Oregano essential oil contains two powerful compounds, carvacrol and thymol, that have powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Echinacea not only supports the immune system, it also has been found to reduce the severity and duration of colds and the flu.
Cat’s claw possesses antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Cat’s claw was found to be particularly effective in combating persistent infections such as Lyme disease, Candida, herpes, bladder infections, hepatitis, prostatitis, gastritis and Crohn’s disease.
The healing properties of Cat’s Claw have been proven so effective that a 2014 study discovered it to have protective effects against herpes simplex virus type (study).
Licorice has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.
Licorice possesses glycyrrhizin, liquiritigenin, and glabridin, the active substances that have powerful healing properties (Source).
Test-tube studies show that licorice root extract is effective against HIV, RSV, herpes viruses, and severe acute respiratory issues which causes a serious type of pneumonia ( Source, Source, Source).