October 29, 2022

Krista Montrone joins me (Mom) in the WKBK studio today

We'll be talking about botanical medicines for cold 'n' flu. I had this info in last week's newsletter but never had time to talk about it.  Today we will, and I also want to highlight the surprising benefits of rosemary & lime.... Listen in and give us a call to join the conversation....

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Rosemary & Lime

Science has weighed in on rosemary, supporting its usefulness as a traditional medicinal due to significant antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, among other documented benefits. 

Rosemary's tonifying properties were validated in a comprehensive meta-analysis deeming rosemary "a worthy source" for curing inflammation, easing pain, boosting memory and alleviating anxiety.


While billions of dollars are poured into research and development for pharmaceutical drugs, the humble lime has been proven to mitigate and even cure diseases that cause millions to suffer and hundreds of thousands to die each year worldwide.

The lime is best know for its role in key lime pie and margaritas, but did you know it possesses remarkable healing properties as well? 


Botanical Medicine for Immune System Support, Cold 'n Flu


Elderberry Benefits for Colds, Flus, Allergies and More. Hippocrates, the ancient Greek known as the “Father of Medicine,” described the plant as his “medicine chest” because of the wide array of health concerns it seemed to treat. 


More and more studies are proving that olive leaf extract is a powerful medicinal tool, with benefits, including immune system support, increased energy and promoting healthy blood pressure.


Once known as an alternative way to prevent the common cold, now echinacea is quickly becoming known for multiple uses and benefits — from helping combat cancer to alleviating pain.


Today’s traditional uses of goldenseal have broadened to include the natural treatment and prevention of colds, respiratory tract infections, allergies, eye infections, digestive issues, canker sores, vaginitis, urinary tract infections and even cancer. 


Antiviral, Anticancer and Immunoboosting Efficacy of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera L.) with Special Reference to COVID-19

More on the Health Benefits of Ashwagandha


Fenugreek is used as a spice in food preparation as well as taken as an herbal supplement. First used medicinally by the Egyptians, fenugreek eases congestion when brewed into a tea. Drinking water that fenugreek seeds have been soaked in may dissolve mucus in your lungs, throat and sinuses. In a more potent form -- such as tincture or pill -- fenugreek may lower cholesterol and glucose levels. 


The main compounds in the plant are called andrographolides, and they are known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects. This allows Andrographis to be used as a natural immune-booster that fights infections and improves cold and flu symptoms.


Cleavers herb enhances the function of the lymphatic system and improves the lymphatic systems ability to flush out toxins, decrease congestion and reduce swelling. These effects also help to enhance the immune system.


This powerful herb is not only antiviral — it also has anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and antioxidant properties. These health-promoting attributes may make cat’s claw helpful as a natural treatment for arthritis, allergies, asthma, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, viral infections, ulcers, hemorrhoids and more. 

For thousands of years, pau d’arco has been used as an antiviral herb. The range of viruses stunted by pau d’arco tea extends from those that cause the common cold to those that are responsible for the life-threatening AIDS virus.


Wondrous Antiviral/Bacterial "Medicines"

Take advantage of savings with our Cold 'n Flu Combo

Wondrous Nose

For dry nose, nosebleed prevention, but also highly antiviral; a pleasant protective barrier. Your winter nose will feel so much better. Great for air travel or simply when out and about.... 

For Upper Respiratory Distress

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