Herbal Tea for Immunity- 100 gms
Viruses, bacterias or microorganisms are there in the world for ages, they will never disappear from this atmosphere. There are more than 400 different viruses that can cause infections, including the common cold, the flu, respiratory issues( recently by SARS, H1N1 and Coronavirus COVID19) hepatitis, mononucleosis and HIV? Luckily, there are a number of powerful antiviral herbs that boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and fight infections. We have to make our body strong enough to fight with this harmful microorganism. Licorice (Mulethi), Kutki, Oregano, Ginger, Turmeric, Tulsi, Ceylon Cinnamon, peppermint and fennel are age-old tested natural herbs for immunity buildup against all these threats.
Did you know that there are more than 400 different viruses that can cause infections, including the common cold, the flu, hepatitis, mononucleosis, and HIV?
Many people all around the world get influenza vaccination or flu shots every year without fail. But research shows that it’s only 10% - 60% effective because of the changes undergone by the influenza virus and also because of the fact that the vaccines educate the immune system in an artificial way, and often contain dangerous chemicals and preservatives.
But lucky for us, there are a number of powerful herbs that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial properties that help reduce inflammation and fight infections and are immunity boosters.
What Is a Virus?
“A virus is a small infectious agent that can only replicate inside the living cells of other organisms” -WIKIPEDIA
It has the power to infect -humans, animals, plants, and microorganisms. They’re found in almost every part of the world, and they are large in number. In animals, a virus is carried by blood-sucking insects. Some viruses, like influenza, are spread by coughing and sneezing.
Viruses like viral gastroenteritis (infectious diarrhea) occurs when food or water that’s been contaminated by feces is consumed. HIV is a virus that is transmitted through sexual contact and by exposure to infected blood.
The worrisome part about contracting a virus is that antibiotics do not work and we don’t know how effective vaccines are and about their side effects as well.
What is an antiviral herb?
Antiviral herbs boost the immunity of our body and allow the body to attack the virus. They help fight viral infections, work as flu natural remedies, other health benefits such as cardiovascular, digestive, and anti-inflammatory support.
This herbal consists of Licorice (Mulethi), Kutki, Oregano, Ginger, Turmeric, Tulsi, peppermint and fennel
Licorice root is a new player that helps in the treatment and prevention of diseases like hepatitis C, HIV, and influenza.
The Chinese Journal of Virology published a review that confirms the antiviral activity of licorice root due to its triterpenoid content. Another 2010 publication shows licorice’s antioxidant, free radical-scavenging, and immunostimulating effects.
Some more licorice root benefits include:
Helps reduce sore throat for quick relief
Helps with Cough remedy
Protection against leaky gut signs and symptoms
Help reduce adrenal fatigue
Helps with Pain relief
Oregano is a powerful antiviral agent. It is high in anti-oxidants.
FACT- It takes over 453.592 KG of wild oregano to produce just 0.453 KG of oregano oil!
Oregano oil benefits are superior to many anti-bodies without having harmful side effects because of the presence of two powerful compounds, carvacrol, and thymol, which are antifungal and antibacterial.
It’s the carvacrol that helps reverse viral infections, as well as allergies, tumors, parasites, and disease-causing inflammation. And thymol helps fight bacteria.
It is Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic powder. It is an antioxidant, which helps our body in fighting free radicals, cancer cells, and many harmful microorganisms.
For more benefits of turmeric:
Ayurveda considers this tulsi/tulsi powder as a herb that helps for improving immunity, fighting bacterial & viral infections.
Tulsi has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help to beat the infection causing the respiratory problem.
Ayurvedic cough syrups use tulsi as one of the main ingredients in their cough and cold formulas for centuries. Tulsi is antitussive, which helps reduce the amount of cough and helps expel phlegm from the chest, which makes it a great relief for coughs, cold, and other respiratory disorders including chronic and acute bronchitis.
As an antispasmodic, it can help relieve you of that irritating sensation that makes you want to cough. Menthol, the main chemical component of peppermint, is a very effective decongestant that helps shrink the swollen membranes in the nose, making it easier to breathe.
Menthol is also an expectorant, it loosens and brings up mucus from the lungs and help people with coughs. Peppermint may even boost lung function during exercise. In a study, consumption of peppermint-infused water leads to an increase in respiratory rate and running performance.
It can also prevent your body from getting sick. It contains vitamin B, potassium, antioxidants and calcium, which can help your body fight off illnesses and perform necessary functions to keep your body working in a healthy way.
Peppermint helps defend against many types of harmful organisms. It can help prevent /remove head lice, fungus, and even worms that reside in our intestines. It has anti-fungal properties.
1 cup of fennel contains almost 20% of the daily requirement of vitamin-C, which makes fennel quite a rich source of this beneficial element of our diet. Vitamin-C helps improve the general immune system health, produces and repairs skin tissue, helps to form collagen, and also helps protect the blood vessel walls as an antioxidant against the harmful effects of free radicals that can frequently lead to heart disease!
Fennel oil is useful in respiratory disorders such as congestion, bronchitis, and cough due to the presence of Cineole and Anatol which are expectorant in nature, among their many other virtues.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. And helps boost immunity.
Treat respiratory issues:
It helps eliminate the mucus present in the lungs and throat. It helps treats bronchitis, cold, asthma, cough, breathlessness.
Ginger essential oil can be used for aromatherapy, which helps to get rid of depression, anxiety, exhaustion, and anxiousness. It helps to treat emotional distress and issues further reducing the issue.
How to make herbal tea: Take 1 teaspoon of this herbal mix, boil in 1 cup of water for 1 person. Boil it for 4-5 min then filter and sip it like a normal tea.
Tip: No need to mix sugar or jaggery.