There are many herbs that have long been used for their health benefits, but have also been shown by research to possess antiviral properties. One is cat’s claw, which has been demonstrated to work against the herpes virus. The North American herb echinacea shows antiviral activity against the common cold, while elderberry does the same against upper respiratory infections. Garlic appears to enhance the immune response and fresh ginger inhibits human respiratory syncytial virus. Licorice, lemon balm, and oregano also possess various antiviral health benefits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cats claw is used for arthritis but also can help against the herpes virus as well.
  • Garlic has compounds in it that can improve immune response and block the ability of a virus to enter host cells.
  • Ginger is used as a culinary herb typically but can also inhibit the HRSV virus which causes cold symptoms.

“Because drug-herb interactions and medical contraindications are common, it is best to consult your health care practitioner about whether any of these herbal antivirals are right for you.”

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Immuno-Max is a synergistic blend of herbs and plant extracts from around the world designed to support healthy immune function that contains Cat’s Claw.  The Ashaninka Tribe in Peru has used Cat’s Claw for a very long time.

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