7 Antiviral Herbs That Enhance Your Immune System

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Viruses exist all over the place. They can cause such health conditions as hepatitis, mononucleosis, HIV, the flu, and even the common cold. While many people often opt to get an annual flu shot (influenza vaccination), it is only 80% effective, due to the fact that this virus has mutating strains. Additionally, vaccines don’t properly educate your immune system and usually contain preservatives and chemicals. Wouldn’t it be better if you could use all natural herbs to fight off viruses without harming the body?

 

Facts About Viruses:

A virus is a microscopic organism that can exist almost anywhere on the planet. They can spread through sneezing, coughing, person-to-person contact, sexual contact, or by entering the body through food or water. Viruses typically infect plants, fungi, animals, humans, and bacteria. Some viruses are fatal, while others can make you feel ill for a day or so. Consisting of genetic material, viruses cannot replicate without a host, which classifies them as parasites. Viruses are the most abundant biological entities on the planet.

 

So What Do Antiviral Herbs Do?

When you consume foods that keep your immune system strong, you have a better chance of fighting off viruses. Antiviral herbs can help to inhibit the development of viruses because they boost the immune system, which helps the body attack viral pathogens. Antiviral herbs also contain anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, and healthy digestive properties.

 

#1: Echinacea

Echinacea is an amazing herb, which has antimicrobial properties, that is great for the immune system. All varieties of the Echinacea herb have phenol compounds. At a base level, phenols protect plants from UV radiation damage and infections. The active substances in phenols control enzymes and cell receptors, and their active antioxidants make them great for keeping human cells healthy.

 

#2: Astragalus Root

Astragalus root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, primarily for boosting the immune system. Several studies have shown that astragalus’ antiviral properties help to stimulate the immune system and inhibit the development of the common cold or flu.

 

#3: Ginger

If you keep up with our web content, you know that we love ginger here at Dherbs. One of our favorite things about ginger is that it helps to cleanse the lymphatic system, also known as the body’s sewage system. It also helps to flush toxins from your organs. Did we mention that ginger prevents the body from accumulating toxins that can make you sick or susceptible to bacterial infections? Well, it does that too!

 

#4: Oil of Oregano

While fresh oregano is tasty, the health benefits come alive when it is distilled to extract the essential oil. Oil of oregano contains carvacrol and thymol, both of which have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Carvacrol is responsible for reversing viral infections, allergies, parasites, and inflammation.

 

#5: Cat’s Claw

This herb has a lot of bark, not meow! Okay…that was terrible. People in South America have actually used the bark of cat’s claw as a natural remedy for fevers and digestive conditions like dysentery for centuries. Cat’s claw has powerful antiviral properties that can be used to help naturally remedy herpes, and early studies show that it may be beneficial for HIV patients.

 

#6: Elderberry

Elderberry has been popularly used in many cultures for its ability to help fight viral infections, herpes, influenza, and bacterial infections. Almost all of the elderberry plant is usable. You can use the bark, leaves, roots, and flowers, which can be beneficial to brew into a tea when you have the flu.

 

#7: Olive Leaf

The antiviral properties of olive leaf have been known to fight back against the common cold and more serious viruses like meningitis, pneumonia, hepatitis B, malaria, gonorrhea, and candida symptoms. Recent research has shown that the extract of olive leaf can fight against viruses that cause influenza or respiratory infections. Olive leaf extract’s compounds can also kill invading organisms, making it so viruses cannot replicate to spread infection.

 

Sources:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158179.php

https://draxe.com/antiviral-herbs/

2017-08-23T15:03:37+00:00

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    Q: Hi. I am very interested in pursuing your detox (both the full and anti-viral, one after the other as it is recommended) however I am a little bit confused. In the actual product description, it states that all other products available only "manage" viruses such as herpes, meaning that the virus still remains in the body. It states that Dherbs helps to eradicate all viruses. It also states in the Q and A it is guaranteed that one will test negative for herpes after the treatment (if it is followed correctly). However, all the articles on your website talk about changing one's lifestyle etc to help CONTROL the virus and therefore prevent outbreaks and that the anti-viral kit can help in the preventing outbreaks (but again that means the virus will remain in the system). SO....I am wondering what the actual potentials of this product and regimen are. If followed with the raw food diet for 6 weeks (3 weeks on the detox and 3 weeks on the anti-viral) will the herpes virus be completely eradicated from one's system so that medical tests will show negative results OR is this regimen just another way of managing the virus, while having it still remain in the system.

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    The Full Body Cleanse and the Anti-Viral Cleanse can help cleanse and detoxify your entire system to help you heal from Herpes. Every person responds differently to the cleanse, depending on the toxicity of your body.

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    Q: I am curious about the anti-viral regimen and how exactly it works on viruses. In the product description it states that every other product only "suppresses" the herpes type 1 and 2 virus, therefore having the virus remain hiding in the cells and not providing a cure. If one undergoes the regimen, following the diet etc., will the virus be completely eradicated from one's system? Or again, does this regimen only suppress the virus as well? P.S. IF it does eradicate the virus completely, will it be eliminated after the 20 day period?

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    Herpes can be eradicated after completion of both kits (Full Body Cleanse and Anti Viral Kit) with strict adherence to our dietary regimen. Both cleanses detoxify the blood and the other eliminative channels to help flush viruses, infections, and toxins out of your system.

    Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, our products and cleanses work to heal naturally from the inside-out. This means there are no harmful side effects, and does not mask any symptoms. Holistic healing can eliminate viruses and allow you to live freely and confidently.

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    Q: I have been told that I have a viral infection (tropical spastic Para paresis) caused by the htlv1 virus. It gives me the same symptoms as a person with multiple sclerosis. Does your ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN work for all types of viruses? I started a raw vegan diet 3 months ago. I feel a little better but I am looking for additional information.

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    I WOULD FIRST SAY TO PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX CLEANSE FOLLOWED BY THE ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. YES, ALL OUR CLEANSES WILL HELP YOUR CONDITION INCLUDING THE ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. HOWEVER, JUST REMEMBER HEALING IS A WHOLISTIC APPROACH WHICH MEANS DIET IS INVOLVED, LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS INVOLVED, CHANGE OF THOUGHT PROCESS IS INVOLVED, ETC.

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    Q: I absolutely felt great, while I was taking the FULL BODY DETOX and the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. Where can I get the ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD? Can I order them from you? What herbs should I take on a daily basis to keep my immune system strong and blood clean? What do you suggest? I am still waiting on my doctor to call me with my results after the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and 5 working days has passed and I have not heard anything yet?

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    YOU CAN ORDER FROM DHERBS.COM. (VISIT OUR ON-LINE STORE), GO TO WWW.DHERBS.COM. YOU CAN ORDER RAINFOREST TONIC, IMMUNE SUPPORT, BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , AND VITAMIN C. STAY POSITIVE AND FOCUSED ON YOUR HEALING. JUST BE PATIENT AND LET TIME TAKE ITS COURSE.

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    Q: If you’re infected with 3 different viruses, should you treat them one at a time or all together. Genital warts Genital herpes Hepatitis C

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    You always treat the whole body! Perform the FULL BODY DETOX followed by the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN!

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    Q: I was wondering if anyone has actually tested negative for viral infections (such as herpes or aids) and whether it is a normal result to be considered "virus free" after completion of your detox. Or is it just like any other detox where it "may help u feel better" by releasing certain toxins but really leaving the virus in your system.

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    Yes, people have tested negatively for viral infections after completion of our Full Body and/or Anti-Viral Cleanse. Proper execution of these cleanses can detoxify all your eliminative channels, potentially allowing the virus to leave your system.

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    Q: I was wondering if anyone has actually tested negative for viral infections (such as herpes or aids) and whether it is a normal result to be considered "virus free" after completion of your detox. Or is it is just like any other detox where it "may help u feel better" by releasing certain toxins but really leaving the virus in your system.

    A: Yes, in many cases, after completion of the Full Body Cleanse or the Anti-Viral Cleanse, there are many customers that are completely virus-free. It is important to stick to the guidelines of the Cleanse in order to achieve the best results.

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    Q: I have herpes simplex two along with HIV. My viral load on HIV is undetectable. I am currently taking the â€VENEREAL BUSTERâ€, ANTI-VIRAL FORMULA and the RAINFOREST TONIC. What other herbs should I take to get rid of the HIV and Herpes? Is there anything else that I should be doing to eliminate both viruses from my body?

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    Why are you targeting herpes and not your whole body for whole body health? You are looking at herpes and viral infections all wrong. Don't go after disease. Go after the whole body - cleansing it! You don't take herbs to get rid of anything. You take herbs for cleansing and nutrition. To get rid of herpes, read our article "GENITAL HERPES" under our Articles section. Healing is holistic, beloved. You must work on mind, body, and spirit, not go after a specific disease. This is erroneous thinking!

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    Q: While I know by experience that herbs can have a healing effect, You say that clearly, "Sarcoidosis affects the glands", the inner and outer skin, and the lymphatic system. Sarcoidosis is a degenerative disease, and is therefore due to improper diet. You don't mention at any stage that it is an auto immune disease. To say that diet alone can cause one's immune system to attack the body, and major organs (which you don't mention anywhere) seems very simplistic. I may be wrong, but I hope you are not just raising hopes for all the sufferers out there. My sister has sarcoidosis.

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    Beloved, why would I want to in futile and falsely raise innocent people's hopes and create bad karma for myself? I'm not one of the unscrupulous Christian ministers who do such, Beloved. I'm a wise natural healer. I have no incentive in raising false hopes. Life is not joke nor is suffering! Sarcoidoisis is a PREVENTABLE and REVERSIBLE disease which means it is diet related. A disease is preventable because eating wrong foods can be prevented. A disease is reversible because poor diet is reversible. Research the medical term "degenerative disease" and you'll understand where I'm coming from. I'm not one to embrace auto-immune disease because when the body turns on itself that's not natural. The person did something to make their body attack itself. People invite disease, Ma'am via WRONG DIET, WRONG THOUGHTS, WRONG ACTIONS, etc. If she was born with sarcoidosis, she picked up in life, a life that she led pursuant to her own free will. I say again: YOU CAN heal from any disease! If you believe you can, you can. If you believe you can't, you can't! It IS that simple! Jesus (not that you may be a Christian, I'm just quoting) stated: If thou canst belive, all things are possible to him that believeth!

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    Q: Is Healing tones specifically those on a cd by Dr. Horowitz effective in fighting viruses, and harmonizing the body? Do you offer, or suggest this type of therapy also called Solfeggio tones?

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    Healing tones is very beneficial for healing. Check out CDs by Steven Halpern and Jonathan Goldman.

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    Q: Mr. Herbalist I read the whole article on "GENITAL HERPES" and I must say I feel a lot better and really do understand what you are trying to say. One question I have to ask, if I want to heal myself of the herpes virus do I get the FULL BODY DETOX and ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN or do I get the recommended formulas that I saw under Herpes, which are BLOOD AND LYMPHATIC FORMULA , ANTI-VIRAL FORMULA, IMMUNE SUPPORT, and STRESS-BUSTER INSPIRANT. I like how you think and I know that?

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    First you get the FULL BODY DETOX and the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN.

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    Q: I finished the FULL BODY DETOX and ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and now I just started the anti viral daily pills. I'm trying to clean my system of the herpes virus thru out the whole time I continued to ANTI-VIRAL FORMULA have outbreaks. My outbreaks are not huge but they are bothersome.I'm not sure what to do next, but I'm slowly losing hope. Please help me out. I don't deserve to have this awful disease, I'm a good person and have always been a good person to everyone. I just want to be happy in my life and disease free.I need some help. What do you recommend I do????

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    I want you to purchase the e-book MENTAL SCIENCE MANUALand really read it (slowly). Please read it and apply the principles. Your missing a major point and I cover it in the book. You can heal, Beloved!

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    Q: Good Day to you. July 07, I was diagnosed with having the auto-immune disease Myasthenia Gravis. Since then I have had several hospital stays, including a surgery to remove my Thymus Gland...(beleif that this was one cause)and taking many medications, one of which suppresses my immune system, the others include steroids which have terrible side effects...etc. My latest hospital stay, I was placed on the vent and intubated, because of the Myasthenia and an infection that my body couldn't fight off (suppressed immune system) that further complicated the MG restricting my respiratory system. That was a truly scary and painful experience. I am only 32 and I have been searching for a more natural approach to eradicating this Dis-Ease of the body which they say there is no cure. My thoughts are, they are not looking for cures...if they did, that would mean the pharmaceutical companies no longer have reason to continue to poison and make dependent on them those whom they make the medications...which eventually cause other problems...meaning they don't make money if cures are found. The continuous pill taking and side effects are causing more problems than the original diagnosis. Please let me know if any of your products are a possible answer to my prayers. I am desperately seeking...in addition to keeping the faith and staying strong in prayer, a more natural approach to dealing with MG and taking care of my body, the temple of which the creator has kept alive in spite of this potentially dangerous ailment. Thank you in advance for your time.

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    You didn't have to have your thymus gland removed. This gland is the seat of the immune system so the doctors removed your natural defense and then gave you toxins which are really exacerbating your situation. I recommend that you perform the FULL BODY DETOX and after performing, take a daily regimen of RAINFOREST TONIC, IMMUNE BOOSTER EXTRACT, KHEMETIAN GOLD, ACTIVATED CHARCOAL and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD. You can overcome your present health crisis! Just stay strong, focused (on your healing), and POSITIVE! Every problem including with health is an opportunity!!!!!!

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    Q: I've come to your website many times in the past few days and I would like to start ordering some products to begin detoxing my body and to rid my system of the herpes simplex virus and any other std that may be lingering within. I was diagnosed with this virus on 12/5, but since then I have been given amoxicillin by the doctor. After doing some research, I bought some Olive Leaf Extract, L-Lysine and Echinacea with goldenseal. I feel a lot better, especially since I began to stop eating certain foods, like cheese, pork, peanuts and chocolate. I've also been maintaining a positive attitude and believing that I will be free of this virus. I am extremely interested in starting a cleansing ritual beginning at the end of the month, but at current, I would just like to begin with a supplement you would recommend to cleanse my blood, my genital and vaginal area. Your recommendations will be deeply appreciated.

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    If I had to recommend one product before your Anti-Viral Kit for you, it would be Dherbs STD-RID formula.

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    Q: I just returned from Ghana Jan. 20, 2007. I waivered the yellow fever vaccination and chose not to take the malaria prevention pills. Although I feel fine, I am looking for supplements to cleanse my system of viruses and bacteria. I have a limited income, as I am a college student, therefore I am looking for a sufficient herbal supplement at an affordable price!

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    We would suggest the Anti-Viral Formula to help cleanse your system of toxins, bacteria, viruses, and infections that can harm your body.

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    Q: Hello, I get cold sores either when I menstruate or get sick. The sores appear in my nose and lips. What if I did not want to do the Full Body Detox but just wanted to take the Anti viral formula & Immune Booster extract, is that ok?

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    Try the MOON CYCLE formula, Anti-Viral Formula, and Immune Booster and see how these formulas work for you during your menses.

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    Q: Hello, I have the herpes virus that occasionally causes me to get a cold sore about once a year. I eat very healthy i.e. no dairy, fried foods, red meat etc. What do you recommend as a cure for this virus. I don't want to take something that will make the virus continue to stay dormant in my blood stream but something that will completely kill it out of my system so I never have an outbreak again. I'm certain there is a remedy that exists. My belief is that God has created a natural cure for every disease. Can you help, thanks?

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    We have a very potent Anti-Viral Kit & Regimen that can help eradicate herpes from the body (especially if you perform the Full Body Cleanse before or after the Anti-Viral kit) and build the immune system to prevent future outbreaks.

    Also, read our article entitled "Genital Herpes" under "Articles" on our site.

     

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    Q: I have been taking 35% hydrogen peroxide baths also with Sea Salt and the antiviral drops but I am not sure if I am still oxygenating my body enough? What percentage of the peroxide is being absorbed into my system when I soak for 50 - 60 minutes daily? The hair on my body has all turned golden due to the peroxide I believe? I have also been drinking green tea thru the detox. I also wanted to seek you advice on drinking White tea or licorice tea. I have read that the acid found in licorice tea kills off the herpes virus? If your advice is to take the tea, can I do it along with the FULL BODY DETOX or ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN and what dosage should I use?

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    OF COURSE YOU ARE! NEARLY HALF OF IT! THE LONGER YOU SOAK, THE BETTER! WITHOUT A DOUBT! HOW MUCH PEROXIDE PER BATH ARE YOU USING? THIS IS OKAY! YOU CAN TAKE THE TEA DOING THE DETOX AND AS MUCH AS YOU LIKE.

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    Q: Hi, I?m 26 years old male. I got genital herpes this summer 2007, the first outbreak was pretty itchy and painful a little, and now I got another small one. I have been reading your article and the power of mind and have been staying as positive as I can and also putting some aloe vera from the original leaf on the outbreak, and it is going away much quicker than the initial outbreak. However I am certain that I can completely get this so called incurable virus out of my system because it doesn?t make any sense to me that it would just lay there forever. Can you further guide me? I have ordered your Full Body Detox and the Anti Viral kit. You are really making a big impact on my life in a positive way and I am grateful to have found you. Just wanted to let you know that the thing I want to do the most is to become the best possible tennis player I can be.

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    We are glad to hear of the impact we are having on you. We give thanks to you for sharing! We are here for you. You can ask your health inquiries free of charge via "Ask the Herbalist"

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    Q: I would like to perform the RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN on my respiratory system from sinus membranes down through the Lungs. Then I would like to perform the ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN cleanse the body of any virus or diseases I may have, then the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE on my reproductive system. Would I have to use separate cleanses kits, or could you prescribe a kit that would take everything into account. I would like for my wife to do everything the same.

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    Unfortunately, you'll have to perform separate cleanses. The RESPIRATORY CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN, and the TOTAL MALE CLEANSE