There are many supplements that are sold as antivirals due to their antioxidant content. Antioxidants are a powerful way to boost your immune system and fight off infections. However, due to the number of herbs that contain antioxidants in this article, we are going to focus on only the best herbal antiviral supplements, the ones that have more than just immune system boosting benefits but also directly combat viral infections.
The herbs that I want to highlight specifically in this article are:
Each of these herbs in addition to being potent immune system boosters also have specific chemical properties that help prevent and combat viral infections. One of the specific benefits that cause people to turn the herbs over modern medicine is their ability to cure infections. In most cases, these herbs will bring a rapid and noticeable benefit to individuals. In exceptional cases, where people truly overall their health. People have been able to fight incurable infections to the point where they become dormant permanently or vanish entirely.
Schizandra is the first herb I am going to highlight because it is probably the single herb that has the most overall benefits when it comes to preventing viral infection and combating viruses that have a long term effect.
Schizandra is one of the single most antioxidant rich berries in the world. It also cleanses and tonafies, the liver, the blood, all five elements in Chinese medicine, as well as all five all 12 meridians.
In Ayurveda, Schizandra would be seen as able to balance all seven Chakras from the root to the crown bringing balance to your whole system.
I mentioned to you earlier how is only can they represent the best herbs in my opinion this is the queen of all antiviral herbs. Schizandra brings balance to your entire body; it helps boost the immune system, has an incredible antioxidant content and naturally cleanses the liver a critical organ in the immune system.
In addition to that, it is an antiviral supplement that will combat the viruses in your bloodstream directly. So Schizandra has the most overall antiviral content out of any herb that I know.
Chaga mushroom is a powerful antioxidant mushroom but in addition to its overall immune boosting benefits it also has three chemicals that can directly combat viral infections. Those chemicals are:
- Betulinic Acid
That’s all I have to say about Chaga. It’s a tonic that I personally believe in and that I know is an excellent choice to when fighting off a short-lived virus like a seasonal cold.
For more long-term viral infections like HSV or HPV, I would still stick with Schizandra for its overall health benefits long-term benefits to the liver.
Lingzhi or more commonly known as Reishi mushrooms are a powerful antiviral superfood. This is probably the most famous of the herbs I’ve listed here.
If I were taking two herbs in tandem, I would go for Schizandra combined with Lingzhi.
Reishi gives your body overall adaptability and specifically combats viruses, boost your overall immune, health and your body’s ability to heal. In short it’s badass.
In the same way that Schizandra is one of the most powerful balancers (balance being the primary root of health). Lingzhi is a potent healer the two of these herbs together will allow your body to heal, adapt and balance in any context.
I hope that my experience will help you find the right antiviral supplements to experiment with when it comes to fighting any form of viral infection.
I invite you to comment below and let me know what specific condition you are researching and whether it be for you personally, family or friend. I would be happy to assist you personally with any knowledge I have.