Herbs to Boost Immune System
Herbs to boost immune system.
What are some good ones to use?
is it important to boost the immune system? Most people think that if
your immune system is run down, you can easily catch a cold or flu. But
they are missing a much bigger picture.
The immune system is
critical for preventing many diseases that do not directly involve
bacteria, viruses and fungus.
Have you heard of cancer? That’s a
frightening disease to get indeed.
The immune system is your
first line of defense against cancerous cells going out of control.
Having your immune system running at suboptimal levels for long periods
of time will increase your chances of developing all kinds of
We will reveal several
herbs to boost immune system so that you can cut your chances of becoming ill.
This herb is
very well known for boosting the immune system. This is helpful in
shortening the duration of viral or bacterial
infections such as the common
cold and the flu.
A recent well-designed
clinical study showed that an echinacea
and sage combination was as effective as a prescription mouth rinse for
treating sore throat from an infection.
Experts suggest using 500 mg up to four times daily on the first day
and then take 200 mg four times daily for up to 10 days. In a tincture
formulation, you can use 2 to 4 mL four to six times daily.
Experts recommend taking it for no
more than 10 days in a row, which is great when you are suffering from
the flu or common cold. When taken continuously, it seems that the body adapts to it and its effectiveness drops off.
For a FULL review on this herb, see the article Echinacea.
This herb is
commonly used in Chinese medicine to help increase a person’s
resistance to stress and infection. It is popular and some companies
have concentrated ginseng that is marketed to treat colds and flu. This
is one of the popular herbs to boost immune system during the cough and cold season.
The suggested dose is 100 mg taken daily as preventative therapy.
Higher dose have been used to treat existing infections.
For a review on this popular herb, see the article Ginseng.
More dosing information on ginseng can be found in the article Ginseng Dosage.
extensive studies done to show the health benefits of
garlic in protecting against heart disease. But taking garlic also
seems to boost the immune system and helps in preventing the flu or
See the detailed
article on Natural Remedies Immune System Boosters for a complete list
of herbs and the recommended dose to use.
For a full review, see the article Garlic.
African Potato extract
This herb is
traditionally used as a natural supportive tonic. It contains
phytosterols and sterolins, which help to support the immune system.
Research has shown the beneficial effect of plant sterols and sterolins
on the immune system. Research done on a group of volunteers
demonstrated positive effects on the number of T-cells, which are
involved in enhancing immunity.
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