From pharmaceuticals to natural medicines, several products circulate the internet promising a strong immunity. However what better than nature’s time-tested traditional herbs that people have been using since decades to manage ailments and boost immunity?
Let’s look at five organic herbs that can help boost your immune system:
1. Organic barley tea
This tea comes is created by crushing barley seeds and submerging the powder seeds in hot water for 10 minutes. Strain it into a cup and there’s your barley tea. Add lemon for a zesty taste.
Organic barley tea contains antioxidants such as vitamin A and C which strengthen your immune system and help fight against diseases. It also contains a substance called pyrazine that helps prevent blood coagulation and improves blood circulation throughout the body. It also helps to break down fat in the body, allowing the liver to function better and aids in alleviating urinary tract infections.
2. Black rice
Black rice, also called forbidden rice, is one of the most highly nutritious forms of rice available. They get their purplish-black color from a plant compound called anthocyanin.
Anthocyanin has antioxidant properties that help prevent inflammation and diseases such as heart attack and cancer.
3. Sesame oil
Sesame oil is made from roasted or raw sesame seeds. It’s highly nutritious and helps control heart diseases and blood sugar. It’s also useful for those looking to lose weight.
There is evidence of sesame oil helping people manage arthritis and joint pain. Just add virgin sesame oil to your dishes as a replacement for normal cooking oil.
4. Perilla seeds
Perilla frutescens is a plant that grows in parts of China, Japan, and some regions in Northern America. Perilla seeds are roasted to produce perilla oil, which has a nutty taste and contains essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, responsible for proper immune functioning.
5. Kidney beans
Kidney beans are reddish-brown in color and are shaped like a legume. They are packed with protein and offer extraordinary benefits, such as reduced cholesterol.
They contain essential amino acids responsible for protein building and the anti-oxidant properties promote improvements in the immune system. They are also effective against diabetes.
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