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Are you looking for ways to increase your immunity? A strong immune system may be the best way to combat diseases, and you know it. So, the next question is: How can you increase your immunity without causing harm to your body? It’s simple! Mother Earth has the solution for you. Here are some of the most famous medicinal plants that build immunity without causing any side effects—

  1. Moringa—

Moringa helps to prevent many health problems. It is a herb that can help strengthen immunity in both children and adults.

But what makes moringa so powerful as an immune booster? Well, it has a higher Vitamin C content than oranges. It would be valuable for you to understand that Vitamin C is a key ingredient in building strong immunity.

Moringa contains other important nutrients that can help strengthen your cells, muscles, and tissues. And it also aids in healing. Moringa is high in calcium, potassium, amino acids, and iron.

2. Neem—

It has been used to boost immunity since time immemorial. Because of its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, neem is highly effective in protecting the body from harmful pathogens.Neem can help keep your blood healthy as it can help strengthen your immunity and purify the blood.

3. Ashwagandha—

This herb can reduce stress levels significantly. Stress can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections and other diseases. So, flu season is the best time to consume ashwagandha, which can help reduce your risk of getting infected.

4.Tulsi—

Basil or Tulsi is another wonder herb that Ayurveda values a lot. It is a powerful herb and germicide because of its phytochemicals.

All you need is to take a few leaves and chew them first thing after you wake up. You can also add some tulsi leaves to water and drink it.

5. Amla—

Although amla grows into big trees, yet it is popular all across the globe because of its amazing antioxidant properties. It is rich in Vitamin C and can help strengthen your immune system. People often take dried amla after meals to aid digestion.

6. Ginger—

Ginger is a traditional remedy for the common cold and flu. It helps to fight viruses as well as bacteria. It also contains gingerol, an antioxidant that can boost our immune system. Ginger is especially good for preventing respiratory tract infections. You can add ginger to your favourite dishes or eat it raw.

7. Garlic—

This pungent herb is just like ginger in its ability to boost immunity. It can help protect you from various diseases by boosting your immunity. Allicin, a compound found in garlic, acts as a germicide. One can eat garlic raw or partially cooked to reap its many benefits.

8. Cinnamon—

For thousands of years, cinnamon has been used to treat a variety of ailments. It is known to fight inflammation, heal damaged tissues, and ward off infection. High in immune-boosting antioxidants, cinnamon can help reduce the risk of developing heart diseases.

9. Turmeric—

Your grandmother was correct every time she said turmeric is good for your health. Curcumin, a phytochemical found in turmeric, can be used to remove toxins, and boost your immune system against germs and bacteria. You can add turmeric to your food or drink it with milk.

10. Coriander—

This herb is easy to grow and a must-have for any home garden. Apart from amazing hypoglycemic, anticancer, and hypolipidemic benefits, it has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anticonvulsant properties.

11. Black cumin—

Black cumin extracts can protect you from viruses and bacteria that could compromise your immune system. The oil and seeds act as antioxidants to flush out harmful free radicals from your body that can weaken your immunity.

12. Mint—

Mint is a common herb found in almost every household. It has strong antioxidant properties and helps to control blood sugar and skin conditions. It is especially good to include mint in your diet during summer. Mint is cooling, aids digestion, and relieves breathing problems. It could also be an amazing remedy for stronger immunity and better weight management.

Conclusion

Our immunity is the shield that protects us from many diseases. However, due to environmental stressors, poor lifestyle, medications, diseases, and mental stress, our immune system might go out of whack. This exposes us to numerous health risks. And that is why it’s imperative to keep our immune system in top shape by using the above-mentioned herbs.

Thankfully, the plants mentioned above are not rare. You can easily find in your locality. A lot of people also have them in their home garden. So, all you need is to use them appropriately so that your immunity stays intact and can ward off diseases.