Five Herbs That Can Help You Survive a Global Pandemic

superbugs If there is one thing that viruses and bacteria like Ebola, SARS, H1N1 and MRSA have shown, it is that modern medicine cannot always kill today’s superbugs. Those with the weakest immune systems perish while the healthiest recover.

Unfortunately, in the event of a global pandemic, there will be no way to guarantee that modern medicine will even work, but you can give yourself a fighting chance by doing everything you can to boost your immune system to aid your body’s natural defenses.

The following are the top five herbs that you should experiment with to help give your immune system the kick it needs to help stave off disease.


This powerful herb encourages white blood cells and lymphocytes to attack invading microbes, increasing both the number and activity of the defending cells.


Olive leaf extract fights colds and flus, increases energy, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and, surprisingly, aids against autoimmune disorders.


The common spice turmeric contains curcumin, which has notable antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial, anti­inflammatory, and gastro­intestinal health benefits. Animal studies on this herb have revealed that turmeric can protect the liver from alcohol, toxins and other pollutants


Reishi is a popular herb in Chinese medicine that is commonly prescribed by Chinese herbal medicine doctors to help in longevity and overall health. Studies have shown that reishi strengthens immunity and even helps combat cancer. It has antioxidant properties and provides relief from urinary tract infections.


This herb from Peru is commonly used for gastro­intestinal problems, but it also works wonders on stimulating the immune response to help ward off infections and disease.

These five important herbs are not just helpful during a pandemic. They can also be used to fight off the common cold, stomach bugs and the flu naturally. 

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