Goldenseal is generally used as a herbal anti-biotic and immune enhancer.  It is usually used to treat the common cold, stuffy noses and other upper-respiratory infections since it targets the mucous membranes. It has also been shown to protect against the E.Coli virus by preventing it form sticking to cell walls.

Have you been feeling sick lately?  Do you have a cold, a sore throat or just feel ill?  Are you sick of taking anti-biotics and other medications?  Whether you are currently sick, or just want to boost your immune system, these are the top 5 herbs to do so.

Olive Leaf

Olive Leaf contains a compound known as oleuropein, which has been studied for its ability to keep the olive tree disease resistant.  Oleuropein is able to stop the growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi, as well as parasites.  In cases of persons who are susceptible to colds, regular use of olive leaf extract can strengthen the immune system and reduce the amount of colds experienced.

Oil of Oregano

Oil of Oregano is a great herb that helps to fight infections.  It contains a compound called carvacrol, which is the active part of oregano.  Carvacrol breaks through cell membranes and kills off bacteria.   It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Adding a few drops to a bit of water, 2-3 times a day, is a great way to fight off a cold or even soothe a sore throat.  


Echinacea has been used for over 400 years to combat sickness and diseases, it has been known as a cure-all herb.  It is commonly used to reduce the length of a cold or the flu.  Many studies show that taking echinacea at the beginning of a cold can help stregthen the immune system and help you get better, faster.  It can be taken in tincture form, tea form, or in capsules.

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​Thyme is an expectorant, meaning that is it used to thin mucus, allowing for your body to rid of it easier. Because of this, thyme is used in upper respiratory infections such as bronchitis and whooping cough.  It can be used as a tea to help relieve sore throats and reduce coughing.