Health: These herbs should be used to avoid colds and flu during winter!

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Cold and flu season lasts from early fall to late winter. The common cold can be annoying to deal with and can temporarily lower your immune system. Fortunately, there are many herbal medicines that can be incorporated into your diet to help treat the cold virus. Many of these herbs can be used to relieve general discomfort, soothe sore throats, and for other uses.

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1. Tulsi

Holy basil has long been used in winter home remedies. According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, tulsi has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory activities. Tulsi is the ideal remedy for any ailments that may appear at your doorstep as a result of this winter.

2. Sapistan

Sapistan, also known as Cordia myxa, is not a popular herb. Sapistan, an important component of Unani medicine, is used to treat upper respiratory conditions including the common cold and cough. Additionally, a report in the June 2016 issue of the IOSR Journal of Pharmacy suggests that this herb also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties, making it an ideal winter companion.

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3. Amaltas

You might have come across Amaltas 'Golden Shower' or Laburnum trees lining the streets of your city. The seeds and flowers of these plants are also incredibly beneficial for your health. In addition, the National Health Portal of India reports that extracts of amaltas can help reduce fever, soothe throat discomfort, and reduce swelling and chest congestion.

4. Unnab

Unnab, the dried form of the fruit we know as ber, has a long history of use in Unani medicine. It is also known as the Indian plum or common plum, and it soothes the respiratory system while relieving cough. You will be surprised to know that this fruit is high in Vitamin C, which can strengthen your immune system.

5. Licorice

Licorice may soothe your sore throat, but it has many other uses as well. Licorice contains two chemical components that act as antiviral agents. Licorice has the ability to stop the transmission of infection inside the body.