Five powerful herbal tinctures to boost your immune system

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Some of the most powerful healing and immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world -- and many of them have yet to be fully realized for their therapeutic potential.

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Five powerful herbal tinctures to boost your immune system

  1. 1. Here are five such herbal tinctures you and your family can take for their powerfulimmune-boosting properties:1) Astragalus. A powerful tonic long used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM),astragalus (Astragalusmembranaceus), also known as milk-vetch and locoweed, is one ofthe most potent and restorative food plants you can consume to improve yourimmunity and "strengthen the exterior," as the ancient Chinese would say. Said to tonifythe spleen, blood, and "chi," astragalus herbs help boost energy levels; restore damagedimmunity; regenerate tissue; inhibit the growth and spread of cancer; and strengthenthe heart, liver, and lungs, among other functions.
  2. 2. 2) St. Johns Wort. Commonly used as a treatment for mild depression, chronic fatiguesyndrome, and pain, St. Johns Wort (Hypericumperforatum) is another immune-boosting herb that contains an array of antioxidants, flavonoids, essential oils and othercompounds that work synergistically to reduce inflammation and promote healing andwellness. Because of its strong antiviral and antibacterial properties, St. Johns Wort isan effective "bug" cleanser that eases the overall burden on the immune system.3) Sage. You might not think of it as much more than a common cooking spice, but sage(Salvia officinalis) contains a unique combination of disease-fighting compounds thatmake it a powerful immune protector. According to Blessed Maine Herbs, sage containsan impressive array of antioxidants, trace minerals, essential oils, and other nutrientsthe help reduce stress, which is a common cause of disease, as well as fight the agingprocess.4) Garlic. Garlic (Allium sativum) gets a lot of attention here at Natural News, and this isnot an accident, as this powerful herb possesses so many health benefits that it isalmost impossible to list them all in one article. But if vibrant immunity is something youare serious about, incorporating garlic into your health arsenal is essential, as it fightsharmful bacteria and viruses; targets detrimental parasites and fungi, and boostsimmune function.5) Hyssop. Numerous passages in the Bibles Old Testament refer to hyssop(Hyssopusofficinalis) as a ceremonial cleansing herb, which is where many people willlikely recall hearing about the plant, if they have even heard of it at all. But thisritualized use is not an accident, as hyssop really does contain a variety of healing agentssuch as caffeic acid, camphor-like constituents, essential oils, and other compounds thatstrengthen immunity and protect the body against foreign invaders.

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