As well as colds and infections, we can be more susceptible to circulatory issues during the winter months. A wealth of nature’s botanicals are on hand to support us through the chilly season.
Astragalus – known for its ability to support immune health and protects us against numerous viruses. It’s also known as an adaptogen or anti-stress agent. Managing stress is central to optimising immune health.
Echinacea – known for its immune-boosting effects. Various compounds within the plant have demonstrated anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-infl ammatory properties.
Garlic – has a long history of use as a natural immune tonic due to its antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. Its ability to break up mucous also makes it a popular remedy for managing winter coughs and colds.
Ginger – with its warming properties has long been a popular spice to aid circulation. Furthermore, its ability to settle the stomach makes it useful should you or your family be unlucky enough to encounter a winter vomiting bug.
Oregano – is widely used in Italian cuisine and possesses potent anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties due to the presence of thymol and carvacrol. Additionally, due to its expectorant properties, it’s been claimed that it may help relieve coughs.
Turmeric – an Asian spice that has been researched for its many health-giving properties, including its ability to inhibit pathogenic bacteria, thereby supporting healthy immunity.