There has been more and more talk and exposure in the news media regarding the Avian Flu and the possible catastrophic consequences if it does develop into a pandemic. This is a very serious time in which we need to prepare for the possibility that, according to the media, thousands or millions of people could die very quickly. There are a number of ways we can prepare in order to protect ourselves and our families.
By making sure you have everything you may need, preparing your medicines, sprays and cleansers now, you will have them on hand, ready to use should a pandemic occur. The following pages offer to you suggestions, helpful information and recipes that very well may help to keep you and your family healthy this winter. In addition to any medicines that you may want to have prepared, please consider other things you use in your daily life that you may want or need to have on hand.
Grapefruit Seed Extract – Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic
Honey – (more specifically: wildflower natural honey) Anti-viral, anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant, anti-carcinogenic, expectorant, laxative, tonic, cell regenerator, anti-fungal
Juniper—Anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic. Useful for upper respiratory infections, staph, strep, urinary tract infections, candida, salmonella, e. coli
Licorice Root—Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, expectorant, tumor inhibitor, protects from radiation exposure, reduces gastric secretions, anti-ulcer, etc.
Sage—Salvia officinalis—Useful for colds and flu, e.coli, strep, staph, candida, dysentery, pneumonia, throat and upper respiratory infections
Usnea—Immune stimulant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Useful for pneumonia, candida, fungal infections, tuberculosis, staph, strep
Wormwood—Anti-malarial, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory. Useful for colds and flu, malaria, staph, candida, intestinal worms or other gut parasites, liver and digestive tonic. AscarisLumbricoides.org is a great resource on woms like that.
Essential oils are the concentrated, volatile oils extracted from plants. They are powerful allies to help maintain or regain health. The following essential oils may be helpful during times of cold and flu.
Tea Tree—Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Relieves congestion, strengthens immune system.
Hyssop—Anti-bacterial. Relieves congestion, cough, sore throats
Lemon—Anti-viral. Helps fight infections, stimulates immune system
Eucalyptus—Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Breaks up and expels mucous, relieves congestion, cools fever
Peppermint—Fights infections, relieves congestion, clears sinuses
Sandalwood—Expels mucous, soothes sore throats, fights infection, relieves congestion
Thyme— Anti-viral, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-microbial. For respiratory infections, helps eliminate mucous.
Oregano—Anti-infectious agent, active against bacteria, virus, fungus, immune stimulant.
Clove— Anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-microbial, bactericidal. Useful for infectious diseases, respiratory infections.
Rosemary—Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-parasitic. Useful in treating coughs and flu, respiratory and lung infections.