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herbs and the flu

Herbal Medicines Inhibit Influenza

New research from Japan and China have confirmed that certain medicinal herbs and their constituents have the ability to directly inhibit influenza as well as stimulate the body’s own immune system in order to counteract the flu virus.

herbal medicine and the flu

Japanese Herbal Medicine Fights off Flu

Researchers from Japan’s Fukuoka University have found that a Japanese herbal blend called Maoto reduces the duration of influenza. The researchers randomly gave 28 adults with influenza either the Maoto herbal medicine, or one of two neuraminidase inhibitor pharmaceutical drugs found to reduce...

prebiotics and immunity

Prebiotics Reduce Colds and Flu

Researchers from the University of Florida have found that supplementation with galactooligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic, resulted in fewer days of colds and flu, and less intestinal upset in general. The study enlisted 427 healthy university students, and they were given either placebo,...