Herbs to boost Immune System

Immune system

There are people who seem to not get sick, while others with any temperature change suffer from a cold. Why is this so?

The immune system is responsible for defending the body against the attacks of different microscopic aggressors that can cause diseases.

If this system is weak, the person will suffer from constant colds, flu, etc., then the question arises: how we can strengthen our immune system?

There are a number of herbs/plants that can help increase the resistance of the immune system and which are presented here:

Herbs/plants that increase the body’s immune system

Echinacea:

This plant helps to prevent and deal with the initial phase of recurrent disorders of the upper respiratory tract (tonsillitis, pharyngitis and laryngitis) and the flu.

Why it works: Its lymphatic and antimicrobial action is one of the best immune stimulants. Activates fibroblast cells for tissue reconstruction, but it is necessary to be careful with the echinacea, as it contains many alkaloids, so it is best to avoid treatments of more than 2 months.

Dosage: We recommend ingesting it in capsules (1 to 3 per day). The infusions are rare.

Elderberry:

This plant helps to control fever, because it reduces the temperature and eliminates harmful substances from the body.

Why it works: stimulates the activity of white blood cells.

Other benefits: the fruits are rich in flavonoids, carotenoids and anthocyanins, which have antiviral properties.

Dose: put flowers in boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes. With fruit infusions require a somewhat longer rest.

Rosehips (or rosa canina):

This plant is suitable to lower fevers and to people with loss of appetite and as a stimulant of the immune system.

Why it works: Contains vitamins, carbohydrates, pectin and pigments that stimulate the immune system.

Other benefits: it tolerates very well. Its nice citrus flavor that helps take children, people with no appetite or those little lovers of the herbs.

Dosage: boil 2 teaspoons in 300 ml of water for 5 minutes and let stand another 5 min.

Thyme:

thyme is indicated for the treatment of catarrhal, bronchitis, respiratory infections (pharyngitis, tonsillitis, tonsillitis…) and digestive.

Why it works: contains flavonoids and vitamin C are useful as immune boosters. It has a powerful antimicrobial and energizing, expectorant and mucolytic.

Other benefits: stimulates circulation and the nervous system, for its antiseptic, destroys bacteria and helps heal sores and fungus.

Dose: three infusions per day(teaspoon) .

Ginger:

Ginger is widely used for the treatment of respiratory symptoms associated with influenza, colds, coughs and bronchitis.

Why it works: It has antiseptic properties (destroys microbes that cause infections), anti-inflammatory and analgesic, but can seem very intense and spicy. For this reason, take it hot in small sips.

Dose: prepare an infusion with a teaspoon of black pepper, ginger powder and basil. Boil for 5 minutes and let it stand 5 more min.

Black currant:

The black currant helps to combat fevers and acute inflammatory States. Gargles successfully treat inflammation of the mouth, throat and pharynx.

Why it works: very rich in vitamin C, is a good natural painkiller. In addition, eliminates toxins due to its diuretic and diaphoretic action. Recommended time: to make its effect, must be taken a minimum of 15 days.

Dosage: it is given in the form of juice, syrup or extract. It discourages its use in high doses over 6 months and people with heart or kidney failure.

Above are the important herbs that boost your immune system and there are some food which can enhance the immune system too.

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