Elderflower is strongly anti-viral and anti-catarrhal recommended for sinusitis, colds, running nose.
Peppermint is commonly used in cold and flu remedies. Studies have shown that it kills bacteria and viruses. It also has a calming and numbing effect. It dulls the pain of an aching body. The menthol in peppermint effectively thins mucus and breaks up phlegm. It provides relief from coughs and congestion. You will find menthol as a common ingredient in decongestants. It is also a common ingredient in rubs used on the chest to relieve chest aches experienced during colds and the flu.
Yarrow has a wide range of uses including temperature reduction in the early stages of fevers, flu and colds. The herb has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties and can often produce a healing fever being very supportive of your own immune response.
Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, especially the common cold, the flu, and other upper respiratory infections