6 herbs to boost your immunity
For centuries, people have used herbs to build up their immunity. They work wonders and can be found all over the globe in various cultures around the world! This is why we’ve rounded up six of those time-tested champions - now it's your turn to reap what they've sowed.
Six herbs to boost your immunity
Rooibos contains polyphenols, a potent antioxidant that is rich in anti-inflammatory properties that boosts our immune system. Rooibos also comprises quercetin, a flavonoid that contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. They stabilize blood sugar levels and help prevent a wide range of chronic diseases such as high cholesterol and insulin resistance. Another added benefit of rooibos is its calming properties that help us fall asleep easily, promoting better sleep.
Peppermint has antibacterial and antiviral properties that help with nasal congestion and sinuses. On a similar note, menthol in peppermint also helps to breathe easily by clearing your airway. This is why a cup of peppermint tea has always been recommended to help ease colds. Peppermint also helps with fatigue, meaning it can improve your energy levels to keep you active and lively whenever you are feeling down.
Lemongrass strengthens weakened immune systems and reduces the likely chances of fungal infections. Not to mention its rich content of vitamin c that further boosts immunity to keep all kinds of maladies and diseases at bay. This herb with amazing antioxidant properties also makes a lovely cup of detox tea that helps cleanse your system from within and flush out the toxins present in your body.
Fennel is impressive when it comes to boosting our immune system thanks to its high vitamin c and quercetin content. Its essential oil contains a wide range of compounds that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. They have a strong, positive effect on our health and lower the risk of ailments and chronic diseases. Fennel is also extremely effective when it comes to sinus annoyances especially for people suffering from asthma.
Rosehip is a rich source of body-boosting antioxidants. This is all in regard to rosehip’s polyphenols, carotenoids, vitamin c and vitamin e contents that contain powerful antioxidant properties in large quantities. The rich source of vitamin c plays a key role here as this vitamin is mainly known for its immune-boosting ability and rosehip is full of it. Vitamin c enhances the lymphocyte (a white blood cell) production that protects us against infections by building barriers against toxic pathogens.
We saved the best for the last. When you talk about immunity-boosting herbs, it’ll be a cardinal sin to not talk about turmeric. Turmeric’s main compound, curcumin, is behind many of the root’s well-known benefits. Some of these benefits include modulating immune cells so as to act as an immune regulator, boosting the immune system with its amazing source of potent antioxidants. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric too help a lot like with inflammation mainly which can be a risk factor for chronic diseases.
To this very day, you might have believed that some of these herbs are only flavour enhancers to use on our dishes, but no, their potential is far more than we can imagine.
As we are talking about boosting immunity we definitely can't forget the special blend Tipson Tea concocted just for the cause: the Immune Booster blend! A blend of all-natural ingredients consisting of rosehip, lemongrass, and rooibos, all time-tested herbs known for their immune boosting properties.