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These Remarkable Ayurvedic Herbs Will Boost Your Immune Function

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There are so many natural herbs that boost your immune system, right at your fingertips! It’s up to you to learn and understand what herbs can do for your health. Today I am going to be discussing 3 herbs that are popular in the Hindu Ayurveda alternative medicine.

All three herbs have the similar ability to boost your immune system and help equip your body with the strength and power to fight off germs, bacteria and viral disease! That’s not all they do though; each herb has it’s own unique strength that can help your body stay healthy!

1. Mulethi (root of liquorice)

Mulethi contains anti-microbial agents that detect and attack unwanted bacteria and germs, protecting you from sicknesses. The anti-microbial agent is called Glycyrrhizin, which actually inhibits the growth of the harmful microbes, further protecting you from disease and infection. 

The unique strength of mulethi lies in its capacity to treat digestive and respiratory conditions or discomforts. In particular, mulethi can help reduce the severity of ulcers, acidity levels and other inflammatory discomforts.

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Another great quality about mulethi is that it’s a great ingredient for cooking, so incorporating it into your diet is rather simple!

2. Ginger Root

Ginger works to strengthen your immune system and prepare your body for any incoming viral diseases and infections. Ginger is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties so it is excellent at calming the stomach as well as relieving joint pain caused by arthritis and gout.

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Fresh ginger tea is a delicious and easy way to incorporate ginger into your busy lifestyle. I suggest having 1-2 cups of ginger tea a day as prevention (especially if you feel a cold or flu coming on, or if someone in your home is sick).

Due to ginger’s calming anti-inflammatory abilities, it also aids in relieving all respiratory symptoms like a cough, asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

Incorporating ginger into your diet is pretty easy because it can be consumed in liquid, powder, dried and juice forms!

3. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

Within 100mg of Indian Gooseberry there are 600 – 1000mg of ascorbic acid, which is a form of vitamin C. Amla berry contributes to your body’s natural digestion process and helps your body absorb nutrients from the foods you’ve ingested.

Amla berry can also strengthen and support your liver function by flushing toxins from your system. In this sense, amla is a great fruit to add to your detox diet regimen.

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When you’re sick you often feel very lethargic and tired, but amla berry has fatigue-fighting properties that promote new cell growth (thus replacing old, weak cells). This strengthens your body, cleanses your blood and promotes the optimal function of your immune system!

So get on it!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; use this as a prevention strategy! Don’t wait until your throat is sore, you’re coughing, and your body aches with the first signs of sickness! Eat your herbs, drink your water and fight off those cold and flu season blues.

And think of it this way; every time you protect yourself from getting sick, you protect a loved one from catching your harmful germs! The more we prevent, the more we protect!

Stay Healthy!

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/359341-ginger-the-immune-system/

 http://www.livestrong.com/article/402676-the-best-natural-source-of-vitamin-c/

http://www.mapi.com/ayurvedic-knowledge/energy/amla-berry-in-ayurveda.html

 http://www.healthshopmalta.com/product/mulethi/

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