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Impressive Herbs with Antiviral Activity – Medicinal Plants Used in the 1918 Flu Pandemic, Can Be Effective Today

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Impressive Herbs with Antiviral Activity – Medicinal Plants Used in the 1918 Flu Pandemic Can Be Effective Today. The threat of an imminent influenza pandemic has society frantically searching for preventatives and treatments. The 1918 pandemic, the most lethal in history, is being carefully studied for clues on how to handle the next pandemic. At present, our ability to cope with a fast-moving, highly infectious form of influenza is very limited.

The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.

Mortality was high in people younger than 5 years old, 20-40 years old, and 65 years and older. The high mortality in healthy people, including those in the 20-40 year age group, was a unique feature of this pandemic. While the 1918 H1N1 virus has been synthesized and evaluated, the properties that made it so devastating are not well understood. With no vaccine to protect against influenza infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions such as isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, comparisons have been drawn to influenza. Both cause respiratory disease, yet there are important differences between the two viruses and how they spread. This has important implications for the public health measures that can be implemented to respond to each virus.

How are COVID Omicron and influenza viruses similar?

Firstly, COVID Omicron and influenza viruses have a similar disease presentation. That is, they both cause respiratory disease, which presents as a wide range of illness from asymptomatic or mild through to severe disease and death.

Secondly, both viruses are transmitted by contact, droplets and fomites. As a result, the same public health measures, such as hand hygiene and good respiratory etiquette (coughing into your elbow or into a tissue and immediately disposing of the tissue), are important actions all can take to prevent infection.

How are COVID Omicron and influenza viruses different?

The speed of transmission is an important point of difference between the two viruses. Influenza has a shorter median incubation period (the time from infection to appearance of symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (the time between successive cases) than COVID Omicron virus. The serial interval for COVID Omicron virus is estimated to be 5-6 days, while for influenza virus, the serial interval is 3 days. This means that influenza can spread faster than COVID Omicron.

Further, transmission in the first 3-5 days of illness, or potentially pre-symptomatic transmission –transmission of the virus before the appearance of symptoms – is a major driver of transmission for influenza. In contrast, while we are learning that there are people who can shed COVID Omicron virus 24-48 hours prior to symptom onset, at present, this does not appear to be a major driver of transmission.

The reproductive number – the number of secondary infections generated from one infected individual – is understood to be between 2 and 2.5 for COVID Omicron virus, higher than for influenza. However, estimates for both COVID Omicron and influenza viruses are very context and time-specific, making direct comparisons more difficult.

“The trend in bacterial development of antibiotic resistance is not unlike the increasing resistance of agricultural pests to pesticides. In 1938, scientists knew of just seven insect and mite species that had acquired resistance to pesticides. By 1984 that figure had climbed to 447 and included most of the world’s major pests. In response to heavier pesticide use and a wider variety of pesticides, pests have evolved sophisticated mechanisms for resisting the action of chemicals designed to kill them. Pesticides also kill the pests’ natural enemies, much like antibiotics kill the natural enemies of harmful bacteria in the body.

Have you ever watched a news broadcast and heard about someone who got lost in the woods and survived because they ate wild plants they knew were safe?

OK, this isn’t a scenario most of us would ever find ourselves in, but who knows? Accidents happen. What would happen if there was a real disaster, such as an earthquake, nuclear bomb, or some other type of civil unrest that left you unable to visit a grocery store for weeks or maybe even months?

Did you know that even just knowing 4 edible plants can mean the difference between life and death?

The time to learn is now. Don’t wait until an emergency situation comes up; you should be able to walk out to areas close to your home and be able to identify plants or parts of trees that are edible. It takes a bit of practice.

One of the main things you want to consider is how to establish between an edible plant and a poisonous one. Although you don’t have to have an extensive knowledge, there are a few simple rules you can commit to memory and you should be fine.
“The trend in bacterial development of antibiotic resistance is not unlike the increasing resistance of agricultural pests to pesticides. In 1938, scientists knew of just seven insect and mite species that had acquired resistance to pesticides. By 1984 that figure had climbed to 447 and included most of the world’s major pests. In response to heavier pesticide use and a wider variety of pesticides, pests have evolved sophisticated mechanisms for resisting the action of chemicals designed to kill them. Pesticides also kill the pests’ natural enemies, much like antibiotics kill the natural enemies of harmful bacteria in the body.”

A Guide to Common Medicinal Herbs
Here’s a look at some of the more common medicinal herbs. Most herbs have not been completely tested to see how well they work or to see if they interact with other herbs, supplements, medicines, or foods. Products added to herbal preparations may also cause interactions. Be aware that “natural” does not mean “safe.” It’s important to tell your healthcare providers about any herb or dietary supplement you are using.

Pure natural healing

Herbs and other natural remedies can be as effective as traditional treatments, often without the same negative side effects,” says Roberta Lee, MD, medical director of the Continuum Center for Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Here are 10 super healersyou’ll want to add to the all-natural section of your medicine cabinet—and even to your favorite recipes. Folding one or two of them into your cooking every day can yield big benefits.

Chamomile
(Flower)

Considered by some to be a cure-all, chamomile is commonly used in the U.S. as ananxiolytic and sedative for anxiety and relaxation. It is used in Europe for wound healing and to reduce inflammation or swelling. Few studies have looked at how well it works for any condition. Chamomile is used as a tea or applied as a compress. It is considered safe by the FDA. It may increase drowsiness caused by medicines or other herbs or supplements. Chamomile may interfere with the way the body uses some medicines, causing too high a level of the medicine in some people. As with any medicinal herb, talk with your healthcare provider before taking it.

Echinacea
(Leaf, stalk, root)

Echinacea is commonly used to treat or prevent colds, flu, and infections, and for wound healing. More than 25 published studies looked at how well Echinacea worked to prevent or shorten the course of a cold, but none were conclusive. A 2014 study compared Echinacea with a placebo for treating colds. Results found that Echinacea did not have any effect on a cold. Other studies have also shown that long-term use can affect the body’s immune system. It should not be used with medicines that can cause liver problems. People allergic to plants in the daisy family may be more likely to have an allergic reaction to Echinacea. The daisy family includes ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies.

Feverfew
(Leaf)

Feverfew was traditionally used to treat fevers. It is now commonly used to prevent migraines and treat arthritis. Some research has shown that certain feverfew preparations can prevent migraines. Side effects include mouth ulcers and digestive irritation. People who suddenly stop taking feverfew for migraines may have their headaches return. Feverfew should not be used with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines because these medicines may change how well feverfew works. It should not be used with warfarin or other anticoagulant medicines.

Garlic
(Cloves, root)

Garlic is used for lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. It has antimicrobial effects. Reports from small, short-term, and poorly described studies show that it may cause small reductions in total and LDL cholesterol. But German research results on garlic’s cholesterol-lowering effect have been distorted for a positive effect, the FDA says. Researchers are currently exploring garlic’s possible role in preventing cancer. The FDA considers garlic safe. It should not be used with warfarin, because large amounts of garlic may affect clotting. For the same reason, large amounts should not be taken before dental procedures or surgery.

Ginger
(Root)

Ginger is used to ease nausea and motion sickness. Research suggests that ginger can relieve nausea caused by pregnancy or chemotherapy. Other areas under investigation are in surgery and for nausea caused by motion. Reported side effects include bloating, gas, heartburn, and nausea.

Gingko
(Leaf
)

Ginkgo leaf extract has been used to treat a variety of conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, fatigue, and tinnitus. It is also used to improve memory and to prevent dementia and other brain disorders. Some studies have supported its slight effectiveness. But exactly how gingko works isn’t understood. Only extract from leaves should be used. Seeds contain ginkgo toxin. This toxin can cause seizures and, in large amounts, death. Because some information suggests that ginkgo can increase the risk of bleeding, it should not be used with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, anticoagulants, anticonvulsant medicines, or tricyclic antidepressants.

Ginseng
(Root)

Ginseng is used as a tonic and aphrodisiac, even as a cure-all. Research is uncertain how well it works, partly because of the difficulty in defining “vitality” and “quality of life.” There is a large variation in the quality of ginseng sold. Side effects are high blood pressure and tachycardia. It’s considered safe by the FDA, but shouldn’t be used with warfarin, heparin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, estrogens, corticosteroids, or digoxin. People with diabetes should not use ginseng.

Goldenseal
(Root, rhizome)

Goldenseal is used to treat diarrhea, and eye and skin irritations. It is also used as an antiseptic. It is also an unproven treatment for colds. Goldenseal contains berberine, a plant alkaloid with a long history of medicinal use in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Studies have shown that goldenseal is effective for diarrhea. But it’s not recommended because it can be poisonous in high doses. It can cause skin, mouth, throat, and gastric irritation. It is also not recommended because of the plant’s endangered species status.

Milk thistle
(Fruit)

Milk thistle is used to treat liver conditions and high cholesterol, and to reduce the growth of cancer cells. Milk thistle is a plant that originated in the Mediterranean region. It has been used for many different illnesses over the last several thousand years, especially liver problems. Although study results are uncertain, some promising information exists.

Saint John’s wort
(Flower, leaf)

Saint John’s wort is used as an antidepressant. Recent studies have not confirmed that there is more than a slight effect on depression. More research is needed to determine the best dose. A side effect is sensitivity to light, but this is only noted in people taking large doses of the herb. St. John’s work can cause a dangerous interaction with other commonly used medicines. Always talk with your healthcare provider before using this herb.

Saw palmetto
(Fruit)

Saw palmetto is used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). But recent studies have not found it to work well for this condition. Side effects are digestive upset and headache, both mild.

Valerian
(Root)

Valerian is used to treat sleeplessness and to reduce anxiety. Research suggests that valerian may be a helpful sleep aid, but there are no well-designed studies to confirm the results. In the U.S., valerian is used as a flavoring for root beer and other foods. As with any medicinal herb, talk with your healthcare provider before taking it.

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Wild Asparagus

Yep, the veggie that makes your pee smell funny grows wild in most parts of North America, Africa, and Europe. Wild asparagus is thinner than the kind you are used to seeing at the grocery store, but it will be easily recognizable.

This is a great way to get some vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, and potassium. You can boil it or just eat it raw right out of the ground.

Burdock (arctium lappa)

This plant is native to Eastern Hemisphere but it has been naturalized in most of the Western Hemisphere as well. This is a super popular food in Japan. The leaves are bitter, however, so you might want to boil them twice to remove that taste.

You can eat everything on this plant including the leaves, the peeled stalk, and the root. Burdock is a medium to large sized plant with big leaves and purple thistle like flowers. In America, many people use burdock root to make tea for detox purposes, so if you learn to identify it, you can harvest it wild and have fresh tea on a regular basis.

Chickweed (stellaria media)

This herb grows just about everywhere.

It has very large leaves and small white flowers May through July.

Eat the leaves raw, or you can cook them.

Dandelion (taraxacum officinale)

Yep, that annoying little plant that is a blight on your perfect lawn. You will think differently about this plant should you need to find something to eat someday. This entire plant is edible: flowers, leaves, and roots. Eating smaller, younger leaves is preferable as larger leaves tend to be bitter. If you need to, however, you can always boil the leaves to remove that bitter taste. Read more how to harvest dandelion.

You might want to boil the roots as well so they are soft. Drink the water that you boiled the roots in as a stimulating and healthy tea and use the flowers as a pretty salad additive.

Plantain (plantago)

This is another “weed” that literally grows everywhere. This is a plant, not the plantain banana tree. Plantain has been used for thousands of years by humans as both food and medicine. Even if you live in the city, chances are good that plantain is growing in an abandoned lot near you! Plantain likes wet areas best, but it will grow almost anywhere. Leaves are about 6 inches in length and 4 inches wide. They are oval, ribbed with short stems that, despite their size, tend to hug the ground.

Like many plants, plantain leaves are best eaten when young as they tend to get a bitter taste when more mature. However, if you are really in need of food, you can boil the leaves to remove that bitter taste. This plant is very high in calcium and vitamin A and even has a bit of vitamin C. Since this plant grows just about everywhere, it’s good that you learn to recognize it as sometimes, it might be one of the few edible plants you can find.

Grass

OK, don’t shake your head and say “I am not a cow.” Humans have been eating grass and the seeds from grasses for as long as anyone can remember. There are literally hundreds of varieties of grass found around the world and perhaps 99 percent of them can be safely eaten. Grasses include oats, wheat, bamboo and wild grasses.

Young grass shoots as tall as 6 inches can be eaten raw and the white base that usually comes out of the ground when you pull on it can be eaten, too. If you were lost in the wilderness, you could literally just pull handfuls of grass as you walk, eating it like trail mix.

If the grass is much taller than 6 inches, it gets tough and woody, but if you were desperate, you could chew it then spit out the woody parts. You can also make tea from fresh or dried grasses.

When it comes to grasses, the best things to look for and eat are the seed heads. If you find enough of them, you can use them in soups, stews, or grind them to make millet for bread. Never eat black or purple colored grass seeds as these probably have a toxic fungus. Eat tan, brown, or green seeds.

Acorns

Acorns from oak trees are a terrific source of food in fall and early winter. Acorns are similar to nuts and they have a good amount of protein and fat, which can be super beneficial in keeping you alive or adding important calories to your diet if food becomes scarce. White Oak acorns can be eaten right out of the shell, but most other types of acorns are very bitter and will need to boiled two or three times, changing the water each time, before they have been leeched of those bitter tannins.

After boiling you can strain the mashed acorns through a t-shirt, and can be eaten as is, or dried to be used as flour later on. You can even mix the acorns with some berries for a natural kind of cereal.

Cattails

Cattails can provide you with something to eat year round.  In early spring, the young shoots and stalks can be eaten raw or cooked. Cattails have flowers in late spring, and these can be husked like you would an ear of corn and boiled. In fact, many people say cattail flowers taste something like corn! The flower heads will turn a brownish orange color in the summer.

These, too, can be eaten raw or dried and pounded into flour. Fall, however, is perhaps the best time to gather the horn shaped corms, which you can eat raw or roast them. These are really tasty. In the winter, the root stalk is loaded with starches. This can be broken up in water, dissolved, then strained and dried, then made into flour similar to wheat.

Prickly Pear Cactus (opuntia)

If you should end up stranded in the desert, the prickly pear cactus is a very nutritional plant that is super tasty. Knowing how to eat this plant can literally save your life if you are stuck in the desert. Prickly pear cactus has a “fruit” that looks like a purplish or red pear. You will need to carefully remove the small spines or spikes on the outer skin. Once you have removed all the stickers, you can eat this juicy “pear” seeds and all. Full of moisture, it can be a lifesaver. If need be, you can also eat the young stems of the cactus itself, but you should boil them before eating.

You should also look for streams or rivers with fish, and know how to clean them. It’s not that difficult but knowing how to catch a fish and finding a few edible plants can make all the difference.

Even if you can only find two or three edible plants near you, that is more than most people. With this information, you can not only survive, but you can actually thrive!(source)

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ALOE VERA

You probably have aloe vera at home in your medicine cabinet. The inside goo of this plant has excellent antibacterial properties. That means it can help keep a wound from getting infected, which means you might get to keep that toe after all.

plants

BEE BALM

Another antibacterial plant is bee balm. The red or purple flowers can also be brewed into an “Oswego tea” to relieve a fever. The leaves smell similar to bergamot oil (like you’d find in Earl Grey tea).

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BONESET

Use the leaves of boneset for tea to cure the most severe cases of fever (even dengue fever). Be cautious with this herb, though, because overdoses can be fatal.

plants

YARROW

While a tourniquet is often your best option for major bleeding, a yarrow poultice can also help stop bleeding. Chew a few leaves and apply to your wound. Now get yourself to a hospital.

Food Sources

Maladies are not your only worry when you’re far away from civilization. Here are six plants you can eat all or part of to keep your strength up if you’ve run out of provisions.

There are many different medicinal herbs and plants that can be used for healing. Some are more effective than others and many can be lethal if used in the wrong dosage.

We recommend taking the time to learn about medicinal plants if you plan to use them. Buy a book written by a respected expert.

What is The Lost Book of Remedies? The Lost Book of Remedies PDF contains a series of medicinal and herbal recipes to make home made remedies from medicinal plants and herbs. Chromic diseases and maladies can be overcome  by taking the remedies outlined in this book. The writer claims that his grandfather was taught herbalism and healing whilst in active service during world war two and that he has treated many soldiers with his home made cures.

How does it work?

The premise is that many modern day medicines work on the basis that they treat the symptoms and not the cause, but contained within The Lost Book of Remedies are a number of tinctures and tonics made from plants and leaves that will treat the cause of the illness, thus eradicating the disease altogether.

The book is a direct copy of the little notebook carried around by the author’s grandfather when treating his patients.  However, the illustrations of the plants have been updated to photographs so that they are easier for you to identify.

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