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  • Writer's pictureSuzannah M. Barrie

Boosting Immunity Naturally With Herbs

The best medicine for overcoming illness is preventing it in the first place. There was a time when all plants were important and were the only medicines available. Prehistoric man used plants to treat physical complaints, used them for food and shelter and also learned by trial and error that certain plants were useful for treating illness just as others could cause poisoning and death. All of humankind used herbs as medicine as documented in history. 

Herbs are nature’s medicine given freely. Herbal remedies and folklore are now household knowledge that has everyone experimenting and wanting to try. At least 40 percent of Americans have reported using herbal remedies today. Herbs help to restore correct functioning of the body as they are full of vitamins, rich in antioxidants, minerals and phytonutrients healing the vital energy of the physical body, strengthening and energizing the aura of the spiritual body creating harmony and nourishing our immune systems so they can perform at their best.

Here’s the best part, we get to pick and choose and be the hands-on healer of our arsenal of herbal weapons! 

My favorite go-to herbs and spices taste delicious and are easy to use. You might already be enjoying these and not even realize you’re boosting your immunity. My favorites include elderberry, calendula, oregano, sage, garlic, turmeric, Holy basil, dandelion, chamomile, peppermint, cayenne, cinnamon, ginger, licorice.

Harnessing the power of plant medicine is easily achieved by using herbs and spices in everything we consume. Use them every day and in everything you cook. One of my favorite ways to enjoy herbs is a soothing cup of tea which is therapeutic along with being hydrating. I also like to make broths and soups, juicing, making syrups, sauces, dips and dressings, stir-frys. An added benefit is that all your food tastes incredible so there’s no need to have added salt or sugar. 

By embracing the plant kingdom, we are being proactive participants in our own health warding off germs and boosting our immunity the way nature intended. We can invest in being healthy or we will invest in being unhealthy.

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