The Best Defenses: An Herbal Guide to Boosting Immunity
As stated by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 80% of the earth's population uses herbs for medicinal use, especially in South Asia and Europe. There’s no doubt that herbs can help increase your body's natural immunity because they have anti-inflammatory properties.
Here at BGZ Food, we encourage the use of spices and herbs while cooking to boost immunity. We highly recommend that you should include them in your daily meals, which would increase the chance of fighting off illnesses.
Most Filipino know this as this was usually used by most parents when they’re a child. Oregano can help fight bacterial infections according to experts. Adding two to three drops of oregano using a dropper to your daily morning smoothie can help fight harmful microorganisms that cause illnesses.
You guessed it right! Garlic has natural compounds for boosting our bodies immunity such as antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal properties. All these characteristics can help fight respiratory and chest infections as experts suggest. Additionally, garlic can strengthen your digestive system, making it perfect for treating worms and parasites in the gastrointestinal tract. It is commonly known for treating common cold and flu, especially when taken raw because of its antiviral compound that this herb has.
You are probably familiar with olive oil as this was commonly used for cooking delicious meals. But, it’s also a great herb that can be used for defense from harmful bacteria that eventually help boost your immunity. It comes from olive tree leaves and has many health benefits. According to research, a component known as oleuropein in the extract has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immune-stimulating, and antibacterial properties.
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