Give Your Immune System a Quick Boost

During the life our body is constantly at war, holding infection and disease at bay. Every day, thousands and millions of microbes in contact with are inactivated by this system without us knowing.

The hundreds of cancer cells, which exist in every moment even in the most healthy of us are also removed and kept in check by the immune apparatus with which nature endowed us.

Without these structures, defense, coordinated by a real bus located in the body natural intelligence of everyone, we could not survive even a day.

When we get sick of colds, flu, when doing an infection or urinary kidney, hepatitis or any other form of infection, “come” not necessarily a gateway microorganisms that produce, but primarily the immune system, which normally has the ability to stop any microbial assault, known or unknown.   Then, when we heal with antibiotics or other antimicrobial substances, it is due largely to the whole immune system, which is just outside help through these interventions with drugs.

The immune system keeps a record of all kind of invaders, microbes or germs such as bacteria and viruses that have destroyed the body during the entire life. That means it can destroy microbes that enter the body again before they multiply and get sick. When one cell does not do the job well, then the whole system will be much less effective

Diet, exercise, and managed stress help the immune system function properly. But when it falters immunity needs a boost.

Quick Ways to Boost Your Immunity


Dieting is essential to support your immune system.

Abundant in many fruits and vegetables, antioxidants combat free radicals (chemical by-products known to damage DNA and suppress the immune system)

Drinking plenty of water and steering clear of sugary beverages, like soda and energy drinks, may also help fend off infection by flushing out your system.

Exercise, work out regularly.

Herbs that Boost Your Immunity System


It is a beautiful plant with large flowers and yellow, which increases the high meadows of our mountains in early summer. Arnica (Arnica Montana) is a “rival” a serious Echinacea, with, in addition to immune effects, a powerful antibiotic action, which is why it is often used to treat infections already triggered.   Moreover, due to its antidepressant effects and brain tonic is an excellent remedy for autumn-winter period, when the tone is down mentally.


With (high doses) a toxic heavy, arnica is used internally, especially as a tincture, which allows precise dosing and has very strong effects in small quantities.   Tincture of arnica is found in herbal pharmacies and usually administered every 50 drops diluted in half a glass of water three or four times a day.

People who have immune problems in the neck will gargle with two teaspoons of tincture of arnica, diluted in half a glass of water.


It built a plant, whose flowering stem often exceeds one meter, brought from North America, where there was a cure to the end of the Indians.   It was taken over by U.S. researchers of traditional medicine of Native Americans and later by the Germans, who found that effects of enlargement amazing natural resistance to infection.   It seems that the most spectacular results we have, during the cold season to prevent flu is often called “natural flu shot.”   The most common is the species with red flowers (Echinacea purpurea), which is undoubtedly the best-selling immune stimulant in the world today.   What are the strengths of this remedy?   Act relatively quickly (in 3-4 days appear to increase the capacity effects the body’s defence against infection), has a low toxicity (indicated and small children) can be used long term without giving adverse effects.

It is indicated relatively healthy people who want to beware of respiratory diseases. A course of 10-14 days with Echinacea tincture or powder capacity significantly increases the body’s defence against infection. Then, Echinacea, especially in powder form, is a true elixir for the very sensitive to cold, which are cold, swollen face tonsils or lymph. A cure for a month with Echinacea powder helps eliminate persistent infections gradually and increases resistance to infectious diseases.


Ginseng (Panax ginseng) is one of the world’s flagship herbs.   It was apparently first cultivated in China, where it spread throughout Asia.   Currently, there are many types of ginseng; including the most popular are the Chinese and the Korean.   The root of this plant is considered one of the best adaptogen, which is why it is used successfully in a wide variety of diseases.

What is an adaptogen?   An adaptogen is a herbal product claimed to increase resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety and fatigue. Plants in this category are those that increase capacity and speed to adapt the body to adverse conditions of life (cold, stress, lack of light, deficient nutrition, etc.).   You should be primarily interested in the effect of ginseng to increase the body immunity and resistance to cold and temperature fluctuations.
Ginseng is found mainly in the form of capsules containing root powder, pure or mixed with other Chinese herbs. These capsules are administered according to the prospectus, the dose for an adult is about one gram of herb per day, while for children it is halved or divided by three. Also, there are vials of ginseng extract, usually combined with royal jelly. Take one vial a day. A treatment for increasing the immunity can last between ten and thirty days and can be repeated periodically, when we feel weak or low immunity.
As an immune stimulant, this herb is recommended for people with reduced resistance to effort. It is also of great use convalescent persons, faced with periods of physical and intellectual exhaustion.

Warning: If you know you are allergic to one of these herbs, consult your doctor before you used them.