We are in the 3rd year of COVID-19. By now, taking better care of ourselves by boosting our immune system to protect ourselves has become second nature. In addition to taking the vaccines, we were told to take vitamin C, Zinc, and vitamin D. We were also told to exercise daily. Who knows whether these things truly helped? The one thing I do know is that these things haven’t hurt, at least not me.
Additionally, I have incorporated immune boosting teas. Not intentionally, I was reading an article about ways to boost your immunity that included some herbal teas that I drink. The teas are:
Lavender – I was drinking this for its relaxation properties but learning that it also boosts immunity is an added benefit and reason that I will continue to drink lavender tea.
Echinacea – I knew echinacea helps the immune system. It is used to prevent and treat systems of colds, the flu, and viruses.
Elderberry – Sources say that elderberry reduces inflammation, is an antioxidant, relieves stress, and eases cold and flu symptoms.
Turmeric – A bright organ root related to ginger. It contains a compound known as curcumin, which contains antimicrobial properties.
Ginger – Boosts the immune system and aids in digestion.
There are many different teas that offer different health benefits. Most all are high in antioxidants, they aid in digestion, reduce inflammation, and increase energy. A cup of tea just might boost your body’s defenses and keep you from getting sick.
In conclusion, natural herbal remedies are beneficial, inexpensive and have been around for a very long time. They are relatively safe; however, you should consult your physician before adding them to your diet and lifestyle.