12 TOP HERBS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM NATURALLY

November 6, 2018

 

If you suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, food allergies, digestive issues you might also suffer from lower immune system functioning. A weakened immune system can lead to

 

colds and flu, infections, chronic diseases, cancers, tumors, and immunodeficiency syndrome while an overactive immune system leads to autoimmune diseases and allergic reactions.

 

Balance is the key and below are some key herbs that are effective in building a strong the immune system.

  1. ELDERBERRIES: The berries of this herb have strong medicinal properties and for thousands of years, they have benefited man as medicines. They are used to boost the immune system, treat diseases, illnesses, infections, including allergies, common cold, inflammation, and flu. It can relieve the symptoms 48 hours after taking the herb and it reduces the duration and severity of illnesses.

  2. ECHINACEA: This powerful immune boosting herb has compounds used to cure recurring infections, and diseases, regulates and stimulates the activities and response of the immune system. It is used in the treatment of upper respiratory infection due to these properties.

  3. OLIVE LEAF: Olive Leaf extract has been used for centuries in Europe and the Middle East. It may boost your immune system because it's been shown to contain two powerful anti-infection agents: oleuropein and calcium elenolate which is a polyphenol and act as antioxidants thought to be the first line of defence against common illnesses, directly improving immune system. Olive leaf extract also doesn't harm the 'good' bacteria in your body only the harmful invaders.

  4. GINSENG: Ginseng is a powerful plant that boosts the immune system and fights infections, strengthens the body to fight against diseases, bacteria and infections.

  5. GINGER: Ginger root has been used in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years to boost the immune system and enhance the resistance of the body to illnesses. It helps to detoxify the body by breaking down accumulated toxins; it clears the lymphatic system, the drainage system of the body.

  6. TURMERIC: Turmeric is an orange color root which look similar to ginger but on a smaller side. Turmeric provides anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties that also help boost your immune system. Its most important compound is Curcumin which is not easily absorbed by your body so you need ta little black pepper to help with the absorption.

  7. OREGANO OIL: Oregano essential oil fortifies the immune system as it is anti-viral and anti-bacterial, fights infections. It is effective against a wide range of bacterial infections like S. saprophyticus and B. laterosporus.

  8. ASTRALAGUS ROOT: This herb has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine as an adaptogen to protect the body from inflammation in the GI tract, strengthen the immune system and power up against chronic diseases, including cancer and also treats toxicity caused by cancer treatments.

  9. GARLIC: This is one of the best immune boosting foods available on the planet; it has powerful antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antiseptic properties. Consumed raw garlic regularly to build up immune system and keep chronic diseases, arthritis, inflammation, and even MS.

  10. SCHIZANDRA BERRIES: Schizandra is one of the elite herbs has been used since early Chinese civilization as a tonic herb. Schizandra can help enhance your immune system by reversing may issues of the central nervous system, allowing your immune system to take over without the added work of trying to deal with stress, depression and anxieties that you might be facing. If you suffer from chronic stress you might also suffer from lower immune system functioning.

  11. CHAGA MUSHROOMS: One of the most powerful antioxidants on Earth and used for centuries as a su­per adaptogen, giving the body what it needs to return to its natural state. Chaga acts as both a soothing anti-stress nerve tonic, a powerful cancer fighter, improve the immune response, lower high blood sugar, combat abnormal and mutagenic cell growth, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, purify the blood, protect the liver and to multitask on so many levels making it a very powerful adaptogen for the body.

  12. SHITAKE MUSHROOMS: Shiitake has been used for over 1000 years medicinally as a remedy for upper respiratory tract infections, poor circulation, liver pathologies, exhaustion, premature aging, and as a Qi (life force) tonic. It has been discovered that extracts of this mushroom have immune system regulating properties, along with antibacterial, antiviral, and blood clot inhibiting properties. Shiitake stimulates the function and activation of macrophages. Macrophages are white blood cells involved in the body’s initial response to infection  which destroy pathogens and sends out chemical signals to the immune system to mount an attack on invading organisms.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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