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Infections are caused by bacteria, fungus and by viruses. They can affect organs like the kidney, bladder, and hinder the healing of wounds, cuts and skin abrasions. The respiratory system including the lungs and sinuses are affected by cold and flu viruses

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Some of the most powerful and widely used herbal treatments for infection are the class of herbs that contain berberine which has a broad-spectrum antibacterial and antiviral action.

Goldenseal * Barberry * Coptis * Oregon Grape root *

Home remedies can be used to fight all types of infections using simple household ingredients, making these remedies both affective and affordable. Green and black tea, and herbal teas are used as compresses and eyewashes help to reduce inflammation and fight pink eye (Conjunctivitis). The fungi that cause athlete's foot, and ringworm, also known as Tinea, and jock itch are plantlike organisms that thrive in damp, dark conditions. The best home remedy for fungus is plain and simple apple cider vinegar. Garlic and horseradish can help relieve sinus infections. Grated, fresh horseradish is pungent source of mustard oil, and is used in herbal kitchen medicine in much the same way as mustard. Herpes simplex virus, is estimated to be present in 50 to 80 percent of the American adult population. The number one natural remedy is melissa, or lemon balm oil.

Many herbs that contain essential oils have natural anti-bacterial and antiviral properties, in fact essential oils such as cinnamon and tea tree oil are more effective, safer and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics. Another advantage is that viruses, fungus and bacteria that cause infections do not become immune to essential oils and anti-viral herbs.

Cinnamon oil * Clove oil * Bergamot oil * Tea Tree oil * Thyme * Oregano oil * Myrrh oil *

When infections occur in the urninary tract antibacterial herbs are often combined with diruectics to flush out the system and make it harder for the infection to take root.

Agrimony * Buchu * Corn Silk * Couch grass * Cranberry * Juniper Berries * Marsh Mallow Root * Pumpkin Seed * Uva Ursi *


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