Super Herbs to Bolster Your Immune System

Written By Kathleen Tan
General Info & Nutrition

Rebel against flu season with these super herbs for the immune system! During the chilly autumn and winter months, it’s important to strengthen the body’s natural defense system. Here are the top super herbs we trust to bolster our immune system. From turmeric root to reishi mushroom, many of these herbs have been a staple in ancient healing modalities for thousands of years. Ever as potent, these 5 super herbs for the immune system are our go-to picks to fight the flu and combat the cold.

Super Herbs

Super herbs are a category of natural, medicinal plants that work in complex ways to benefit the human body. These herbs have a long history of traditional use and ancient healing modalities in cultures across the globe. Out of the tens of thousands of plants in the world, only a few dozen have risen up through the ranks to be heralded as the plant queendom royalty.

1. Reishi

Called the “Divine Mushroom of Immortality” because of its legendary list of health benefits in traditional Asian herbal usage, reishi mushroom is highly respected super herb for the immune system.

Our reishi extract is produced through a patented process of cultivation and solvent-free extraction that results in a finished composition of 70% beta-glucan (1-3,1-6). Beta-glucans activate immune cells and proteins and macrophages, T cells, natural killer cells, and cytokines so that it can trigger an immune response.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a golden super herb for the immune system. It has been regarded for hundred of years as a premiere herbal panacea. Turmeric’s key bioactive is curcumin: a powerful anti-inflammatory that may protect the liver from toxins. In our Turmeric Golden-Milk, we utilize coconut-milk and black pepper to increase the bioavailability of curcumin.

Over the past few decades, evidence has been mounting that turmeric is one of the most valuable herbs in the human diet, with clinical data indicating the potential for a wide range of benefits.

3. Ginger

Ginger has long been valued in traditional and Ayurvedic practice, where it is considered a super herb and utilized for anti-inflammatory benefits as well as digestion and joint health.

This super herb root is believed to decrease inflammation, and it’s an antimicrobial against bacteria and fungus, making it a key immune boosting food. It also aids circulation and heat generation in the body.

4. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is considered a powerhouse; this adaptogenic herb is one of the most important and universally consumed herbs in Ayurveda—the traditional system of wellness from India. Ashwagandha is believed to support strength and vitality. It may also aid a healthy response to everyday stress, over-work and fatigue, as well as support normal levels of mental clarity, alertness, physical performance, and vigor. We love this super herb for the immune system.

5. Schizandra

This exotic super berry has long been revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a tonic herb for supporting optimal wellness, and may help support heart and liver function. This tart, slightly sweet berry also contains antioxidants to protect against free radicals and other toxins that can cause cellular damage.

Find these 5 super herbs for the immune system in your favorite delicious, coconut-milk elixirs: from Turmeric Golden-Milk to Reishi Chocolate to Schizandra Berries & CremeEvery super herb is used at levels that correspond to traditional levels. If we can’t use a super herb at meaningful, efficacious levels, then we won’t use it at all. We make it easy for you to enjoy the ancient wisdom of the Plant Queendom so that you can incorporate these super herbs into your wellness routine to support everyday balance and all-day thrive.

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