6 Medicinal Herbs to Boost Your Immune System
Did you know that medicinal herbs can give your immune system a much-needed boost? Our herbalist collected her favorite medicinal plants for your immune system in this blog post. Keep reading to be prepared for the flu season!
In traditional Chinese medicine, Artemisia Annua was used to combat fever and alleviate symptoms of illness. Artemisinin extract, the main component of Artemisia Annua, was a leading way to treat malaria.
Populations in China and Africa have used Artemisia Annua to treat COVID-19 and scientists have argued for more clinical trials to study its effectiveness. Use this powerful plant to boost immunity and relieve pain and swelling in the body.
Reishi is a medicinal mushroom used in many of the drinks at our Alchemy Bar. This amazing medicinal plant boasts of a variety of health benefits, from blood sugar control to its cancer-fighting properties.
Scientists have studied the immune-boosting properties of Reishi, botanically known as Ganoderma lucidum, and concluded that they were “extensive.” The mushroom is thought to boost the activity of a certain blood cell type called “natural killer cells,” which fight infections in the body.
Reishi mushroom is one of the main ingredients in Herbalista’s Funghi Tonic. Blend it with plant-based milk to revitalize and build stronger immunity to disease.
Commonly known as a medicinal mushroom, Cordyceps is actually a parasitic fungus. It grows out of animals, mostly a certain type of a caterpillar in China. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Cordyceps was used to treat sickness and chronic fatigue.
Modern scientists have confirmed Cordyceps’ immunity-boosting properties. Use it to support healthy energy levels and promote physical vitality. An adaptogen, it shields your body from the negative effects of stress and lowers inflammation.
Another medicinal mushroom on Herbalista’s immunity-boosting arsenal, Chaga supports the immune system and fights against disease. Full of antioxidants, it boasts of antiviral and antimicrobial properties.
Ask our herbalist to make you a tonic with chaga at our Alchemy Bar or sip it on your way to the airport. If you’re looking for more recipes to include medicinal mushrooms in your health rituals, check out Herbalista’s E-Book, Plant-Based Concoctions to Enhance Adaptability and Wellness.
Here at Herbalista we love to use Turmeric in our natural beauty rituals, but our herbalist also praises it for its immunity-strengthening properties. This medicinal plant has powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, which contribute to a better functioning immune system.
Enjoy our Golden Mylk Ayurvedic Adaptogen Herbal Supplement and support your immune system by lowering inflammation.
You may have heard about the amazing health benefits of olive oil, but did you know that the leaves of the olive tree deserve a place in your health routine as well? Olive leaves are rich in polyphenols, beneficial compounds with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Olive leaf improves immune function and combats viral infections, strengthening your body.
Experience the power of olive leaf in Herbalista’s Immune Fortifier, a unique raw honey formula infused with 12 medicinal plants. Packed with adaptogen medicinal mushrooms, Vitamin C, and zinc, it’s perfect for fighting viruses and cough relief. Also try the newest herbal tea Immuni-tea, an excellent treatment for covid.
How are you taking care of your immune system? Share your immune-boosting rituals and tag us on Instagram @herbalistalove!