Elderberries stops the viruses from penetrating healthy cells in the lining of the nose and throat. Taken before infection, it prevents infection. Taken after infection, it prevents spreading of the virus through the respiratory tract. Elderberry is also a very good immune booster.
Raw honey has antimicrobial and antiviral properties that inhibit the growth of microbes. It fights bacterial infections as well as inhibit viral activity. It’s also an effective cough suppressant and soothes sore throats.
Cinnamon is an antioxidant-rich warming spice that helps fight infections and viruses and boosts the immune system.
Cloves are a natural antiseptic and analgesic, which help eliminate and prevent the spread of germs and provide relief for sore throats. Cloves also act as an expectorant, making it easier to cough up phlegm.
Ginger has been used for centuries to relieve sore throats, alleviate congestion and to promote and maintain the body’s resistance to colds and flu.
Echinacea helps to boost the immune system. The berries contain chemical compounds called anthocyanidins, which are known to have immunostimulant effects.
Peppermint has antibacterial and antiviral properties, it soothes muscle aches, alleviates coughs, and opens nasal passageways.