Best alternative medicines against AH1N1 (Swine Flu) Influenza Virus

Traditional and alternative medicine experts revealed on television the best medicinal plants that can fight AH1N1 (Swine Flu) Influenza Virus.

According to the experts, these are onion (sibuyas), garlic (bawang), ginger (luya) and tomato (kamatis). Other plants that can help prevent AH1N1 Flu are sweet potato leaves (kamote tops), chili leaves (dahon ng sili) and malunggay. All are rich in vitamins A, C and D.

GingerGinger (Luya) properties
Topping them all is ginger, which extracts and active constituents, according to, have shown potent antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antimutagenic, antimicrobial and possible anticancer activities. It can be made into ginger tea (salabat). Just add water, boil, and drink it when cold. There is no known side-effect or drug interaction.

In the Philippines, these medicinal plants are commonly sold in vegetable markets for very affordable prices.

If you cannot afford to buy Oseltamivir (brand name: Tamiflu ®) or Zanamivir (brand name: Relenza ®) to treat or prevent AH1N1, use the aforementioned alternative medicines, particularly ginger, to enhance your body's immune system.

Notice: This post is for information dissemination purposes only. The author is not a medical doctor. If you're sick, please consult your doctor for a professional advise and/or proper care and treatment.