When’s the last time you truly felt stress-free?
Psychological and physiological stressors never seem to slow down, leaving your immune system susceptible to all kinds of harmful pathogens.
Great news, though! You can build your defense against colds, illnesses, and everything trying to slow you down.
Herbs are extremely powerful allies to your health and immune system. What better way to support your health than the natural way? Unlike medications, herbal remedies are non-toxic and have little to no side effects.
Here are the four best herbs to build your immune system:
1. Chaga (Inonotus obliquus)
Want to know why Chaga is referred to as “Diamond of the Forest” by the Japanese and a “Gift from God” by the Siberians?
Laboratory-based studies have celebrated Chaga for its anti-cancer activity, anti-tumor, and detoxifying properties. A potent & powerful immunomodulator and a strong enhancer of physical and mental well-being, Chaga can help you ward off harmful pathogens thanks to being naturally anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and rich in beta glucans, triterpenes & antioxidants.
Not only is Chaga one of the world’s highest gram per gram source of antioxidants, it’s also the most adaptogenic substance on earth according to extensive Russian studies into adaptogens. Chaga is a strong enhancer of physical and mental well-being.
2. Asian Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)
One of the most popular herbs is a perennial root that grows in the mountains of East Asia called Asian Ginseng. This immensely powerful adaptogen helps protect the body from oxidative stress and environmental toxins. It is also used to help increase stamina, energy, libido, brain function, mood, cardiovascular efficacy and more.
The tremendous immunity-boosting power of Ginseng against cancer, autoimmune diseases, viral and bacterial infections have been compiled in a multitude of studies. Results of a case study of 501 men and women found better quality of life measures (health, energy, sleep, sex life, social functioning, and well-being) in those taking Asian Ginseng.
3. Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
Echinacea is a purple herbal flowering plant extract that is widely used for immune support all around the world. It works by stimulating the immune system to produce natural killer cells.
Echinacea is an effective remedy against bacterial and viral attacks. It is particularly useful against colds, flus, infections of the upper respiratory tract, strep throat, tonsillitis, as well as septicemia, tumors, boils, skin eruptions, wounds and arthritis.
A recent meta-analysis concluded that Echinacea reduces the risk of recurrent respiratory tract infections and complications, as well as reduce the risk for a cold up to 35 percent. Further research shows that Echinacea may help shorten the length & severity of colds, as well as upper respiratory infections. It can also help reduce any nervousness and stress you may have!