Plants have been credited with having antiviral and immune-stimulating properties dating back centuries to Ancient Egypt and China where they were used regularly as natural remedies for all sorts of ailments. Today, studies show that many plants not only have antiviral properties but can also increase the body’s endurance and resistance to a range of biological, chemical and physical stressors. Unlike prescription medicines, whose list of potential side effects can be long – antiviral herbal plants and adaptogens often have little to no side effects.
Are you looking for a natural treatment for HPV (human papillomavirus)? If so, read on. There are many known herbal protocols for HPV, including essential oils and immune-system boosting herbs that can be used topically, taken in supplement form, and used as tonics.
The three antiviral herbs we’re focusing on below are all key ingredients in our clinically-researched, nutrient-rich supplement designed to optimize your body’s ability to respond to HPV naturally.
Green tea (Camelia sinensis) has long been known to be a powerful antiviral and anti-infective plant that benefits the immune system. Green tea is often used topically for genital warts, and can also be used topically in treatments of cervical dysplasia. Orally, green tea intake has been associated with a decreased risk of cancer through its powerful antioxidant effects. It contains polyphenols, catechins and flavonoids, which are protective anti-cancer compounds.
Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) could be your best friend when you’re looking to stop a virus from multiplying. This powerful immune modulator has been used for centuries to promote resilience in the body. Recent studies have shown this herb’s impact on halting the growth of abnormal cells. It has also been shown to stimulate the production of white blood cells, your immune soldier cells, and to stimulate the body to produce interferons (a group of substances produced by the body to defend against viral infections).
Ganoderma lucidum, more commonly known as Reishi mushroom, has been celebrated for its antiviral properties for more than 2000 years. Reishi mushroom is a powerful anti-inflammatory and is tied to longevity, improved immune function and mental clarity — perhaps that’s why they’ve adopted the nickname “King of mushrooms.” Clinical studies have shown that the use of these medicinal mushrooms has dramatically impacted the clearance rate of HPV, both genital and oral.
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