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Weak immunity is not just the result of climate change and the stress that comes with living in urban areas.
Immune weakness is also a consequence of our sedentary lifestyle and eating habits,
which tend to be high in fat and sugar, low in vitamins and minerals and unbalanced.
Under these conditions, we need to strengthen our immune system by introducing foods rich in antioxidants and micronutrients.
Fortunately for us, Mother Nature has provided us with many healing plants that can help strengthen our immune systems.
Ginseng: a herb that strengthens the immune system.
Ginseng is one of the most popular adaptogenic herbs.
It is a root native to Asia and North America that promotes normal immune function.
Ginseng has a positive effect on the functioning of the entire immune system and is particularly useful for people who often suffer from colds and flu.
Ginseng also has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, nervous system and gastrointestinal function.
Ginseng can be taken in the form of tea, tablets or capsules.
Camelia: the tea that calms and strengthens
Camellia is a family of flowering plants native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia.
Camellia leaves are rich in antioxidants and have a calming and strengthening effect on the immune system.
Camellia is especially useful for people whose immune systems have been weakened by stress, infection, or poor nutrition.
Camellia tea has a mild and pleasant flavor and can be taken both hot and cold.
It can be used to calm the stomach and relieve stress and anxiety.
Camellia tea should be drunk fresh or as a cold infusion.
It should not be drunk like regular tea as it can have a prolonged negative effect on the metabolism.
Licorice: A root that supports the immune system
Licorice is a perennial plant native to Europe, Asia and North America.
Licorice root is rich in flavonoids that support the immune system.
Licorice root is used to treat a variety of conditions, including infections, digestive problems, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.
Licorice root can be taken in the form of tea, tablets, lozenges, or capsules.
Herbs rich in vitamin C
Herbs rich in vitamin C are useful for strengthening the immune system.
These herbs include:
Amla (Indian gooseberry)
Ashwagandha (Indian calamus)
Brahmi (Indian centifolia grass)
Gokharu (Indian saffron)
Tulsi (Indian basil)
All of these herbs are available in capsule or tablet form.
They can be taken daily throughout the year as a natural way to protect yourself from common colds and flus.
Amla (Indian gooseberry):
Gooseberries are one of the richest sources of vitamin C.
In Ayurvedic medicine it is used to increase strength and fight infections.
Elderberry: The natural flu fighter
Elderberry is one of the best herbs for fighting the flu.
The anthocyanin flavonoids present in elderberry help reduce the duration and intensity of the flu.
Elderberry is also useful for preventing colds.
It can be taken in the form of syrup, wine or tea.
Elderberry syrup or lozenges can also be given to children, although it is important to use only natural baby products.
These herbs can help strengthen the immune system and fight infections.
Before taking herbal supplements, it is good to consult a specialist, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Herbal supplements are generally safe, but it's important to take the right dosage, as too much can be harmful.
Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise to help your body fight infections.
And remember to wash your hands!