Boosting Your Immune System?
Other than the obvious things that you need to do when feeling ill, such as stay at home, keep good hygiene, eat good quality nutrient dense food – beyond taking those measures are there herbs which can help strengthen the immune system and support the body against viruses?
This is from the Harvard Health Publication..
The idea of boosting your immunity is enticing, but the ability to do so has proved elusive for several reasons. The immune system is precisely that — a system, not a single entity. To function well, it requires balance and harmony. There is still much that researchers don’t know about the intricacies and interconnectedness of the immune response. For now, there are no scientifically proven direct links between lifestyle and enhanced immune function.
But that doesn’t mean the effects of lifestyle on the immune system aren’t intriguing and shouldn’t be studied. Quite a number of researchers are exploring the effects of diet, exercise, age, psychological stress, herbal supplements, and other factors on the immune response, both in animals and in humans. Although interesting results are emerging, thus far they can only be considered preliminary. That’s because researchers are still trying to understand how the immune system works and how to interpret measurements of immune function. The following sections summarize some of the most active areas of research into these topics. In the meantime, general healthy-living strategies are a good way to start giving your immune system the upper hand… Read more..
Based on that obviously a healthy lifestyle supports good health and thereby you can add herbal supplements to your daily regimen to maintain good health as a whole. Here’s a quick list of immune supportive herbs..
You can get this in both capsules and Root Powder. You can read more about Asian Ginseng here
Once again you can get this in capsules and root form.You can read more about American Ginseng here
Echinacea is good for respiratory related issues. You can get it in capsules or as an extract..
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