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It's flu vaccine time and seniors need revved-up shots

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By LAURAN NEERGAARD

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I will not get the flu shot this year. Going herbal with Neem and Tulsi, cats claw and longevity spinach, star anise, clove tea.

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I will not get the flu shot this year. Going herbal with Neem and Tulsi, cats claw and longevity spinach, star anise, clove tea.

Is there any evidence that the herbs mentioned are effective in preventing an influenza infection? Otherwise, you can substitute the herbs by wearing an amulet from any shrine of your choice. It might have the same effect (i.e. none) and will come cheaper.

However, star anise and cloves are nice for making spiced wine. I would add some cinnamon. You can use it as remedy, after you have got the flu ;-)

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Doctors have a message for vaccine-weary Americans: Don’t skip your flu shot this fall -- and seniors, ask for a special extra-strength kind.

What about a healthy lifestyle too?

Is there any evidence that the herbs mentioned are effective in preventing an influenza infection? Otherwise, you can substitute the herbs by wearing an amulet from any shrine of your choice. It might have the same effect (i.e. none) and will come cheaper.

https://pesquisa.bvsalud.org/global-literature-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov/resource/en/covidwho-842229

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8531902/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35744845/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8224673/

There's a lot more but you get the picture

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Had my flu shot last Saturday and my autumn booster of covid 19 vaccine Sunday I can do no more.

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What about a healthy lifestyle too?

Getting vaccinated is part of following a healthy lifestyle.

There's a lot more but you get the picture

So in vitro data and one very small clinical trial with uncontolled variables and without a proper control group? that is a very low standard of evidence and would "prove" hundreds if not thousands of things as useful even if they end up not offering any clinical benefit.

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Try Ayuverdic herbs -hundreds of years of use proving safety and efficacy

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