With the change of weather during fall, many of us can see our health get a little funky. Check out 6 Immunity Boosting Herbs for Fall that will help make sure you stay at your best health.
With summer coming to an end our health may begin to fizzle and sizzle due to temperature change and lack of sunlight. So it’s important to make sure we are keeping healthy naturally. Below are some great ways to do so with 6 Immunity boosting herbs for fall. Check them out below!
- Echinacea – Echinacea is a popular herb that has been identified to boost immunity. Combined with goldenseal, another herb, or enjoyed alone as tea, this member of the daisy family has been found to prevent and treat upper respiratory tract infections as well as the common cold.
- Ginseng – This herb has many varieties ideal for boosting immunity and overall health. Its main active component, ginsenosides, has been proven to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. Clinical research studies have demonstrated that it may improve immune and psychological functions as well as conditions related to diabetes.
- Garlic – This spice has had a long history of medicinal value. Studies have shown that garlic promotes overall immune health, that it is active against specific bacterial infections of the respiratory tract, and that it may bolster the ability of the respiratory tract to defend against viral infection. What’s better? It’s also a great tasting spice to use while you cook!
- Ginger – This herb has been shown to reduce inflammation, cardiovascular conditions, blood clots and cholesterol. Also a great ingredient to help aid digestion, we include ginger into many of our Rainbow Light products, such as the Women’s One and prenatal line of products, to help those with a frequent upset stomach.
- Turmeric– This spice contains curcumin, which has notable antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and stomach soothing benefits. It reduces inflammation by stimulating the adrenal glands to increase the hormone that lessens inflammation. It is also used against headaches, bronchitis, colds, fever and menstrual problems.
- Spirulina – worth a discussion, as this natural ingredient is often misrepresented as an herb. Although technically a marine organism, this ingredient is a powerhouse of immunity. Amino acids make up 62 percent of spirulina, making it a complete protein. It’s one of the few known plant sources of vitamin B12 and it’s full of amino acids, enzymes, and probiotics that help to enhance your immune system and digestive health. It’s a key ingredient in our Rainbow Light products – that’s how much we love it!
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Comments & Reviews
Michele Ash says
Thanks for the Wonderful Review on 6 Immunity-Boosting Herbs for Fall! I have that purple flower growing outside my house! I never knew it was used as a herb and used as a tea! All of these 6 immunity-boosting herbs are terrific! I love that some are for anti-inflammatory and respiratory problems! I’ve been coughing terrible lately and I just figured one of the kids was a carrier and got it from school! I hate when I get these coughing fits and then sneeze! Sheesh! I really do appreciate you sharing this with all of us! I’ll have to write each one down and then look for a product that sells them (hopefully a lot of them together) in one tablet! Thanks again! I honestly do appreciate it! Michele 🙂
Heather Ramos says
Thank you for sharing! I am just getting into and learning more about DIY treatments (I hate taking OTC meds) and I love garlic – put in just about everything, so I may be covered all ready LOL but I’m going to try and incorporate more of the other 5 as well 🙂
I use fresh ginger with lemon and honey when I have a cold or sore throat. Works so well. Thanks for the tips on the other herbs.
Anna Pry says
i’ve been using a lot of garlic lately, im sure its more effective raw but i prefer it cooked
Lauryn R says
This is a very helpful post, thank you! I am not big on taking medication, so I always try to take the most natural route. I always knew herbs had a lot of benefits, now I know the details!
Jodie Rector says
I knew most of these…thanks for sharing!
Hannah C says
This is good to know especially for that time of year. Thanks for sharing. My favorite herbs on the list are ginger and ginseng.
Joanne Gregory says
Good to know these. That time of year is approaching!
Laura S. says
This information will come in handy. Thanks for the list.
Amanda Schaeffer says
Thank you for sharing.This is cool little list I will have to print these out especially since cold and flu season will be here soon