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Antiviral Drugs and Natural Immune Boosters

Many people prefer to use natural immune boosters to pharmacy medicines justifying this by their greater safety and usefulness to the body. In fact, it is by no means impossible to compare these two groups of drugs.

Antiviral drugs are a huge class of a wide variety of medicines, from which everyone can choose something suitable. Natural drugs should not be abused as they also have their own advantages and disadvantages, contraindications and side effects. In addition, in the pharmacy, you can find many pills, syrups, and sprays made from natural ingredients. They are the safest and the most effective.

Natural Antiviral Treatments

The natural methods for boosting immune system are a worthy alternative to a drug treatment. Many medicinal plants and herbs can strengthen the immune system and help get rid of viruses. Check the list of the most effective natural antiviral treatments.

Garlic – A Popular Product from the Time of the Pharaohs

Garlic has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. Garlic as a natural remedy was even appreciated by the Egyptian pharaohs. In many cultures, garlic was used as a remedy for colds and flu.

During laboratory studies, it was shown that garlic has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Antiviral and other therapeutic properties of garlic are provided by numerous compounds included in its composition. The most significant of them is allicin, which produces a sharp smell of garlic. Several laboratory studies have confirmed that garlic is an excellent remedy for the destruction of cold viruses, as well as herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2.

Garlic has the following actions on the human body:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • Reduces pressure
  • Antithrombotic
  • Blood-cleansing
  • Choleretic
  • Cholesterol-lowering
  • Anti-cancer

Garlic’s constituent substances also include enzymes, glycosides, essential oils, phytoncides, organic acids, choline, B vitamins, as well as vitamins PP, C, and D. Garlic is also rich in and macro- and microelements, of which selenium is of a particular value.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is widely used both in pure form and in the solutions of various medicinal preparations.

This product contributes to the following:

  • Improves the process of hematopoiesis
  • Improves metabolism
  • Strengthens the walls of blood vessels
  • Accelerates the burning of fatty deposits
  • Increases immunity
  • Purifies the body from toxins, slags, and heavy metals

The composition of apple cider vinegar includes special enzymes, as well as vitamins A, C, E, B, amino acids, and mineral elements. When buying the vinegar in the store, you should make sure that there are no additives in it and it is produced without accelerated fermentation, which destroys most of the nutrients.

St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort plant is a well-known natural drug for depression. It is also used for wound healing and to relieve pain in neuralgia, fibrosis, and lumbosacral radiculitis. Laboratory studies have shown that this flowering plant also has antiviral activity against influenza viruses, herpes simplex, and HIV.

Hypericin and pseudo-hypericin are chemical substances found in the plant. They are active against enveloped viruses. These are viruses that tear off a piece of the cell membrane when they leave the infected cell and wrap it around them to deceive the body’s immune system. Hypericin and pseudo-hypericin attack these fragments of the cell membrane but do not affect the membranes of living cells.

Echinacea for the Treatment of Viruses That Affect the Respiratory Tract

Echinacea boosts the immune system and has a direct antiviral effect. In several clinical studies, it has been shown that the drugs made of Echinacea flowers and roots are effective in reducing the severity and duration of symptoms in patients with cold, upper respiratory tract infection, and viral bronchitis.


This unique product of beekeeping has always been used by people very widely. Today it is known that honey is a natural antibiotic that can cope with so many bacteria and protozoa.

In addition, honey has these effects on the body:

  • Antitoxic
  • Body cleansing
  • Improves digestion
  • Accelerates the metabolism
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Heals the nervous system
  • Antisclerotic
  • Regenerative

All these properties of honey are provided by the special enzymes produced by bees that make up its structure.

Antiviral Drugs Available at Happy Family Store

If natural immune boosters are not effective, you can find plenty of antiviral drugs at Happy Family Store


The creation of Zovirax was perceived in the medical world as a new era in the treatment of viral diseases. Due to its high selectivity, along with low toxicity, it has become one of the most popular antiviral drugs.

The active ingredient of Zovirax is of natural origin. The nucleosides isolated from the Caribbean sponge became the basis for the synthesis of the drug. Zovirax pills have a direct antiviral effect, which means that they act directly on the viruses themselves, preventing them from multiplying.


Valtrex is a drug belonging to a group of antiviral agents. It is a drug of the new generation. It is synthesized from Zovirax. Just like its predecessor, it is an anti-herpes agent. But, unlike Zovirax, it is less toxic to the liver and acts more quickly on the herpes virus, speeding up the recovery.

Valtrex pill is also used to treat cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster virus, and Epstein-Barr virus.


Famvir pills contain a medicinal substance famciclovir, which has antiviral activity exclusively to herpes viruses. The antiviral effect of famciclovir in relation to herpes viruses is associated with penciclovir, which is formed in the body from famciclovir. Like Zovirax, penciclovir after penetration into the cell of the body under the action of viral thymidine kinase is phosphorylated with the formation of penciclovir monophosphate.

Famvir tablets are used in the following cases:

  • The treatment of genital herpes (herpes skin and mucous membranes of the genital organs), primary or recurrent (chronic with periodic exacerbations), the cause of which is the herpes virus type 2, as well as herpes simplex virus type 1.
  • The treatment of herpes zoster – primary or recurrent – with the phenomena of herpetic neuralgia, caused by the herpes zoster virus of type 3.
  • The treatment of herpes recurrences on the lips of people with weakened immune system, the cause of which is the herpes simplex virus type 1.

In addition to these drugs, there are many other effective medications that can help you boost your immune system and fight various viruses.