IMMUNE HEALTH is dependant upon many factors, including a low sugar diet, adequate sleep and a good intake of essential nutrients. There are times however, when your immune system may need a helping hand, such as during a cold or infection.
There is a wealth of herbs that possess immune boosting qualities. The herbs detailed below, when combined together enhance their effectiveness of immune-
stimulating properties, and also kill harmful microbes (which cause infection).
These berries are rich in the important class of antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants neutralise free radicals caused by oxidation and prevent cell damage. Elderberry also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties; useful for treating cold, flu and upper respiratory infections.
Echinacea addresses a broad range of disease causing micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Its immune boosting effects have been confirmed in numerous scientific studies.
This herb is one of the most widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for the prevention of flu and other respiratory infections.
Oregano possesses potent anti- microbial properties that support immune function during infection.
Has a very long history of use in the treatment of fevers. The leaf exhibits extraordinary effects against viruses and bacteria. The bitter compound oleuropein has been identified as the active substance within the plant that is responsible for its anti-microbial properties.