How do I support my immune system with herbal medicine?

Prevention is better than cure, however the same herbs that will strengthen immune function prior to getting a bug, will also help support the immune system if you are currently fighting off a cold or flu. Herbs you can use in cooking and that are also found in a herbal dispensary:

Garlic; anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-biotic, assists in killing or expelling intestinal worms and parasites, anti-oxidant an excellent herb for fighting a wide range of infection and boosting the immune system.

Ginger; anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, reduces the feeling of nausea, promotes sweating during fever, mild pain relief.

Thyme; antiseptic, anti-microbial, reduces spasm of muscles in the respiratory tract, suppresses cough reflex, facilitates the removal of excess mucous.

Peppermint; antibacterial, antiseptic to the gut, assists in killing or expelling intestinal worms and parasites, cooling, facilitates the removal of excess mucous, promotes sweating during fever.

Lemon balm; anti-viral (system and topically), anti-microbial, promotes sweating during fever.

Sage; anti-septic to the gut and respiratory system, cooling.

Elderberry/ elder flower; reduces to formation of mucous, promotes sweating during fever, cooling.

Blackberry; rich in vitamin C Lemons: rich source of vitamin C

2 Responses to “How do I support my immune system with herbal medicine?”

  1. Martin Lund says:

    Please help. my wife has critically low immune system . but I can’t convince nhs to help her.apparently they only give to cancer patients.what can I give her to help. desperate now looking for answers. Please help.she’s a wonderful woman and would be a loss to the world. I’m deeply worried .couldn’t face losing her

    • lee says:

      Hello 🙂 sorry to hear about your wife. If you can find a good integrative doctor where you are and work with them on the diet side of things to also find the foods she likes and ones that will help the affects of the medication I would recommend that. Having a diet that’s not processed can help to give her more energy whilst she is going through treatment too. 🙂 lee

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