Natural Immunostimulant Herbs
How to boost our immune system during the cold season? Do you know about these 6 miraculous herbs that will make sure that you don’t get sick and significantly improve your overall health?
Echinacea originated in North America and was used by native American tribes. The content of active substances that stimulate the immune system has been scientifically proven.
- The herb soothes sore throats, coughs, headaches
- Counteracts bacterial, viral and fungal infections
- Strengthens blood vessels
- Eliminates free radicals
- Stimulates active white blood cells
- Leads to the production of interferon (a natural antiviral substance)
It can be found in various forms (including in the form of tea) and is also suitable for small children. Echinacea has a positive effect on chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis and many other viral diseases and effectively contributes to boosting immunity.
Astragalus comes from China and is considered one of the best immunostimulators. Just like Echinacea, this herb increases the activity of immune cells and creates new ones, but in contrast it can be taken daily.
To boost your immune system, look for astragalus roots in pharmacies, drugstores, or organic/bio stores. You can add them to any food that is cooked for at least 30 minutes over low heat, such as soups or rice.
Black elderberry has a strong immunostimulating, antiviral and antibacterial effect. American studies also confirm that it helps with a number of diseases and accelerates the production of antibodies in the body.
The bioflavonoids and the proteins it contains destroy the viruses. Besides a powerful immunostimulant, elderberry is also a powerful antioxidant, lowers cholesterol and improves heart activity.
It contains a large amount of vitamin C, pectin and cellulose, as well as organic pigments, tannins, vitamins P, A and B.
The advantage of black elderberry compared to Astragalus is its wide distribution in most countries, as well as many delicious ideas for consumption – such as marmalade, jam, purée, jam, wine, syrup, and others.
Ginseng or “ren shen”, as it is called because of its human-like shape, is an ancient remedy for many diseases.
It is Rich in pectin substances, sugars, enzymes, tannins, alkaloids, resins, phytosterols and contains vitamins C, B1 and B2, as well as high amounts of phosphorus, manganese, iron, micro and macronutrients.
Other important ingredients are panaxin (an oil that tones the heart and circulatory system, soothes and eliminates pain) and glucosides (regulate blood sugar levels). Ginsenosides stimulates the metabolism and function of the endocrine glands.
A study in Hong Kong confirms the presence of seven ingredients in ginseng that stimulate immune activity while also stopping inflammatory processes.
Ginseng should not be taken for more than 3 months because of its stimulating effect, which can cause nervousness and insomnia. It is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing mothers or children and should not be combined with caffeine-containing foods and drinks.
Aloe Vera has proven immunostimulating, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties and acts as a natural antibiotic.
It is also called “The Plant of Immortality” or “The Silent Healer” because it contains more than 200 different ingredients, some of which are extremely rare and have a unique self-repairing ability.
Gel from the leaves of the plant contains vitamins A, C, E, B, folic acid and numerous minerals – copper, iron, chromium, sodium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese.
The substance Acemannan boosts the immune system and protects the body from the emergence and development of free radicals and tumor cells. Its juice purifies the digestive tract, prevents blood cells from sticking together and increases blood flow.
Thus, it prevents heart attack and stroke, protects against hypertension and heart problems, lowers cholesterol levels, improves limb irrigation, tones and invigorates. Be careful not to exceed the recommended daily dose to avoid stomach problems.
Cat’s claw originates from Peru and is recognized as the seventh most popular herb in the United States. It is most commonly used in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, as well as in diseases of the digestive system.
It is believed to have anti-cancer effect, leading to boosted immunity. The plant contains oxindole alkaloids that increase the capacity of the immune system and helps for the destruction of pathogens. For this reason, it is often used as an immunostimulant.