Winter is a time of colds and flus. It is a time when we consume less fresh food and over-feast, and as a result our immune system is not at its best. The secret during the cold months is to boost the immune system with proper diet and true medicine. Herbs heal the body and boost the immune system, unlike antibiotics which actually compromise the immune system.
It is highly important to remember that nothing can beat a proper diet of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, sprouted nuts, sprouted seeds and sprouted grains. All processed and acid forming food should be avoided including dairy and meat, sugar, soda, flour products and fried food. Get plenty of fresh air, pure water, sunshine and exercise. Adding powerful herbs with a healthy lifestyle will bring you out of disease to vitality. The three must have winter herbs are Garlic, Echinacea, and Cayenne pepper.
Garlic is an intense, super nutritious herb and medicine. Garlic is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and an antiseptic. Garlic is like natural penicillin. The power of four cloves of Garlic is equal to a dose of penicillin.
During the time of Pharaohs in Egypt, Garlic was given to the slaves who were building the great pyramids in order to increase their strength and to protect them from disease. Garlic is a powerful immune booster that invigorates the human being. Fill your body up with Garlic and you’ll find no infection can live in you. Say good-bye to colds and flus.
At a sign of illness eat or juice 16 cloves of Garlic per day. As a preventative ingest 3 cloves of Garlic per day.
Echinacea is a beautiful and powerful herb that stimulates the immune system in a massive way. A member of the daisy family, Echinacea combats colds and flus. Echinacea has immune stimulating compounds (e.g. isobutyl amides and polysaccharides) which boosts the immune cells and immune chemicals in your blood to help you get well.
Fresh plant is always best, but you may find Echinacea mostly as tea or in extract form. Echinacea is best used in daily doses as a preventative before illness hits or at beginning stages to boost the immune system so no germ or virus can penetrate your state of well-being.
For a preventative dose, take 1 full dropperful of high potency Echinacea extract three times per day, or at a stage of illness double the dose and take it every two hours.
Cayenne pepper is my absolute favorite herb. The hotter the better. Cayenne can be used for an abundance of ailments, ranging from cuts to heart attacks. When Cayenne is combined with other herbs it boosts the healing potency of those herbs. It is as if an army is going to a battle and it gets a massive morale boost. Colds and flus don’t stand a chance.
Cayenne is a stimulant, creating circulation in your body which allows for blood and oxygen to pass through to the needed areas, resulting in healing. This also allows the healing chemicals of other herbs to get to the needed places, so it makes other herbs more potent.
Cayenne improves digestion, by stimulating hydrochloric acid. Your heart will also love you for it, because Cayenne pepper tones and rebuilds the heart.
Take ¼ of teaspoon of Cayenne, three times per day. Work up to 1 teaspoon as you will be able to handle more heat over time. Mix Cayenne pepper with a cup of warm distilled water, and drink! Take it before eating to stimulate digestion.
You can combine Garlic, Echinacea and Cayenne and take them together as tonic. Juice apples or citrus, Garlic and ginger (ginger will help with stomach pains), then mix in Echinacea tincture and Cayenne pepper powder.