20 of the Best Antiviral and Antibacterial Herbs and Plants Ever!

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4. Cat’s Claw

This herb is most often sold as a tea but it also can be purchased as a supplement. Cat’s claw is known to improve the immune system, which will increase your body’s ability to fight off disease or viruses. Cat’s claw contains powerful antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial compounds.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Do not consume cat’s claw if you are pregnant or nursing.

 

5. Licorice Root

This is a terrific solution that is commonly used for digestive problems, especially for gastric ulcers. Licorice root kills H. pylori, the bacteria that cause ulcers. Licorice root is a super antibacterial and antiviral herb that is commonly consumed as a tea.

 

6. Calendula

Calendula is a gentle herb that is often used as an eye wash to treat pink eye and stop skin infections. Calendula can be used in numerous ways including lotions, ointments, infusions, tinctures, or tea.

 

7. Yarrow

Yarrow plants have tiny yellow flowers that have numerous therapeutic uses. Ground into a powder, they can stop bleeding quickly. Infused in water and used as a mouth rinse, it can speed the healing of canker sores inside the mouth. Consumed as a tea, yarrow is great at killing the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.

NOTE: Yarrow can cause uterine contractions so do NOT consume yarrow if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

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