TOP 4 HERBS THAT MIGHT BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY AND HELP FIGHT COVID BETTER

2019 is the year when the deadly corona virus arrived. Its been so long but yet we have not been able to get ourselves out of the grip of the virus. While we are hurrying to get ourselves vaccinated, the truth is that for the entire global population to be vaccinated it will take a long time. During this time there are chances of new mutant variants of the virus arising too. While the scientific community states that most of the vaccines do work against the mutant variants, let us also explore if there are additional means to be more equipped against the virus. Mother Nature has for centuries assisted us with her own resources in helping us in the healing process. There are numerous plants and herbs available with medicinal properties, even accepted by scientific community.

Here let us look at the top 4 herbs that can help us boost our immunity.

Garlic

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Garlic one of the most well known and commonly used ingredient in recipes, is also an excellent immunity booster with antimicrobial and antifungal properties. It is especially true when it comes to the health of the stomach. It has always been advised to keep the gut and stomach free of parasites. Apart from this, garlic is also known to boost immunity by stimulating the white blood cells. There have been articles published highlighting the benefits of including garlic as part of your everyday diet too. Garlic contains allicin and this is known to assist in fight against several bacteria thereby helping in keepin digestive, chest and respiratory infections at bay.

Ginseng

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Ginseng unlike few other herbs in the list is not something that can be used regularly without advice. This herb can be quite strong and hence should be taken after prior advice from a herbalist on dosage before consumption. Having said that Ginseng does have amazing immune boosting properties. Ginseng is known to be an excellent regulator of immune cell generation and that includes T cells, killer cells and B cells. Stress or tension is known to deter the balance of immune cells in body and ginseng is an excellent source to counter that effect and keep the balance and thereby keep the body always ready to combat any new foreign body and that might be the novel corona virus too.

Turmeric

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Turmeric, a common staple ingredient in Indian food is known for its medicinal properties. Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and assists in enhancing immunity. Often turmeric is used as a medicine for throat pain or cold and is consumed by adding it in milk or hot water. Turmeric is also an excellent antiseptic and is applied on cuts or open wounds too. Often the benefits are realized when turmeric is consumed regularly over a longer period.

Reishi

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Reishi is actually a mushroom and is known to contain beta-glucans which is a good stimulant of monocytes and natural killer cells. A boost to these cells is actually promoting one’s immune system. Any consumption of resishi needs prior consultation with herbalist so that one knows the limit of consumption.

As the saying goes, too much of anything is good for nothing, herbs too need to be consumed at moderate quantity to realise their benefits. Its always best to consult a doctor to understand how these herbs or natural medicine fit in your diet plan and when to consume them. Thus this is the list of top 4 immunity booster herbs.

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