Updated: Jun 8
The concept of using herbs to heal the mind and body is not a new one. In-fact, we know from archaeological finds that plants have been used for medicinal purposes since the Palaeolithic era (60,000 years ago).
Many have paved the way for us to use herbalism such as the Shamans, Hippocrates, and Samuel Thomson who popularized herbalism that he learned from the Native Americans.
There are many ways we can use plants and herbs to strengthen and heal our bodies. Today we will look at a few that can help boost our immunity, and even alleviate common cold and flu symptoms. Keep in-mind that all of these have additional health benefits that fall in another health category outside of overall immunity.
Echinacea - Immune Building, Pain Relief
Cinnamon - Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-fungal
Fennel Seed - Respiratory Health, Sinus relief
Orange Peel - Vitamin C, Respiratory health
Licorice - Sore Throat Relief
Tulsi - Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, Zinc, Vitamin C
Peppermint - Respiratory Relief, Anti-fungal
Rooibos - Respiratory Relief, Allergy fighting
Rose Hips - Vitamin C
Working any of these in to your daily routine will give you the kickstart you need to stay healthy during cold and flu seasons.