A good immune system can help you avoid many of the illnesses and conditions that can complicate our lives. With an immune system that is strong you can live a more productive and healthy life. There are many ways of strengthening the immune system and the best ones are natural. Try these herbs to give your immune system a shot in the arm.
Peppermint also known as Mentha balsamea not only tastes good but in tea but can also be added to salads, meats or vegetables. Peppermint is also loaded with potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and is a good source of energy.
A good all-around herb is chamomile. Chamomile can be dried and brewed into tea, it can also be used in lotions, cosmetics, soaps, herbal supplements and in aroma therapy. Chamomile contains calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, manganese, sodium and fluoride, all of which are beneficial to the human body.
A favorite in many foods around the world is ginger which also has many other uses. Ginger is good served either raw, or added to stir-fry, vegetables or fruit dishes. Medical experts even cite sucking on ginger root as a good way of alleviating symptoms of nausea. Ginger contains many different vitamins, minerals and nutrients beneficial to the human body.
Used for flavoring, seasoning and as a condiment, garlic is a world-wide favorite that is used virtually everywhere. Garlic can be added as a flavoring for meat dishes, added to salads dressing and vegetables, roasted or steamed. Garlic contains many vitamins, nutrients and minerals which are good for human health.
Hot peppers are known to boost the immune system so if you like spiciness, you’re in luck. Cayenne peppers can be added to sauces, soups, meat and vegetable dishes. The best way to maintain the rich vitamin and nutrient content is to serve the vegetable raw, roasted or steamed.
Adding some of these flavorful food additives to your next meal will not only make your food taste better, it will also give your immune system a boost.