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How to fight Cold and Flu? Boost your Immune system naturally!

There are many ways to support your immune system. These include the proper amount of sleep, a healthy diet that is rich in vitamins (especially C) and some natural herbs that come to help and known for their ability to boost the immune system.

Natural Cold and Flu Remedies for healthy immune system
Snowy London

Learn how to defend your body against cold and flu naturally by supporting your immune system!

DIY RECIPE- TURMERIC LATTE

It’s time to be creative in the kitchen and try new recipes.

Turmeric is well known for its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants qualities.

According to traditional medicine, all the different spices in this recipe have warming, anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and digestive support qualities.

Here is my recipe for delicious Turmeric latte:

TURMERIC LATTE

Anti-inflammatory & delicious hot drink that will support your body from within whenever you feel not well  

Cuisine Indian
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1.5 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp Ginger powder
  • 0.25 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 0.5 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 0.5 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup Almond/ Soy/ Coconut/ Rice/ Oats milk any vegan milk

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients

  2. warm the mixture over a gentle heat.

  3. Pour into a cup, drink and enjoy 🙂

***If you prefer to buy one, this is my favourite turmeric latte, by Viridian.  It is a wonderful product, organic, tasty and with a high amount of turmeric, the Organic turmeric (Curcuma longa) root extract 200mg
Providing 85% curcuminoids (170mg).

Viridian is a leading trustable brand in the UK market; they have high-quality formulas, that are free from fillers and binders.

HERBAL MEDICINE & IMMUNE SYSTEM

Echinacea

Echinacea – helps to boost the immune system and fight infections

Echinacea – helps to boost the immune system and fight infections

Immediately if you are starting to feel sick, think about taking Echinacea.
This wonder herb will help your body to fight the germs and support your immune system.
Research shows it may increase the number of white blood cells, which fight infections.
You can take Echinacea in many formats – tablets/ capsules/ syrup/ lozenges/ hot drink.
*** I recommend trying this one by A.vogel.

A. Vogel is a swiss company that have great products. They have research for many of their remedies and are pioneer in the area of herbal medicine for many years. And I am using their Echinacea every winter; it never failed me 🙂 when the first signs of a cold or the flu appear, I’m starting to take it.

Astragalus membranaceus

The plant has been used for hundreds of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine; It is defined by the Chinese as a plant that strengthens the spleen, qi and blood, and is used mainly to treat exhaustion, weakness and frequent infections.
Astragalus is considered a delicate plant suitable for long-term use and even safe for children.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the root of this plant helps to support your body and protect against cold, flu or weaknesses.

Also, Astragalus is an adaptogen herb. Adaptogen means that it also protects the body against various stresses, including physical, mental, or emotional stress.

The Chinese medicine uses this herb for centuries to fight fatigue, help to the digestion and for its antimicrobial qualities.

During the flu season for a few weeks, you can use this herb for protection.

***I recommend this one by Nature’s Answer. This product is made from 2,000 mg of Pure Astragalus Root per serving.

Nature’s Answer is a US brand that makes excellent herbal formulas, most of them using glycerin instead of alcohol.

Herbal teas

sage herbal tea
Try Sage herbal tea to fight against a sore throat

The easiest to make at home, pour 1 cup of boiling water over the herbs of your choice, cover and steep for 5-10 minutes before drinking.

I recommend making a tea with few Sage leaves, Thyme, Ginger, Lemon and honey.
This herbal tea is an excellent homemade remedy for a sore throat and coughing. 
Sage (Salvia officinalis) is well known for its astringent, antiseptic and antibacterial qualities.

If you prefer to buy tea, I love Pukka brand for herbal teas. They make excellent tea bland, using organic, high-quality herbs.

Honey

The best options for honey are Manuka honey and the unheated (raw), local and organic honey.
The best options for honey are Manuka honey or regular unheated (raw), local and organic honey.

Manuka Honey from New-Zealand is famous thanks to its healing properties.
The medicinal properties of honey have been documented in the world’s oldest medical literature.
Since ancient times honey has been known to possess antimicrobial properties as well as wound-healing activity.
The most important active components of Manuka honey are Hydrogen peroxide and Methylglyoxal (MGO).
As much the MGO is higher, the honey is more potent.

*** I recommend trying the New-Zealand Manuka honey MGO 10+ by Comvita or the MGO 15+

It has antiviral and antibacterial effects, and the best is starting eating a teaspoon, just when you are beginning to feel a cold or a sore throat.

You can also use regular honey but choose local and organic and unheated (raw) when possible.

Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is highly effective for treating respiratory problems.

Using eucalyptus oil can help to open the airways and breath easily if you suffer from a stuffy nose.

  • If you feel that it is hard to breathe, diffuse a few drops of eucalyptus oil in an essential oils diffuser or oil burner.
  • Or in your bath, but remember to dilute it first with 1 tbsp of sweet almond or any other carrier oil.
  • You can also make an inhalation bath– make a facial steam bath by pouring 3 cups of boiling water into a bowl and adding five drops of eucalyptus essential oil, cover your head with a towel and inhale deeply for few minutes.

In conclusion, there are many ways to boost your immune system.

firstly you can use healthy nutrition as a powerful tool. Secondly, you can use herbal medicine.

So I hope you will find my tips useful!
Write to me in the comments below for any questions.

Above all stay healthy and strengthen your Immune system to prevent winter viruses that affect your health.

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Pazit Azoulay is a certified naturopath based in London, member of the following regulatory bodies: NNA, CNHC and GNC.
Paz By Nature ltd website is a health & wellness blog aimed to provide inspiration, healthy recipes and information about natural remedies.

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