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Herbal Decoctions for immunity

Herbal Decoctions for immunity

Improving your immunity helps prevent the risk of many infections including COVID-19.

People who have lower immunity or immunosuppressive conditions are at a higher risk and fall prey to the infections.

Herbal decoctions help boost immunity. To make a decoction with any herb, you have to boil the parts of a plant including leaves, roots, seeds, flowers or fruits in water.

Here are a few herbal decoctions to improve the immunity:

  • Take a vessel with some water. Clean the leaves of Tulsi (Holy Basil) thoroughly and keep them in the vessel. Add cinnamon, black pepper, dry ginger and raisins to it. Then boil the water. This is one of the best decoctions to boost immunity. Tulsi has many medicinal values. Chewing the leaves itself can relieve the symptoms of flu. Black pepper is an antioxidant and cinnamon is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties . Dry ginger has immunity-boosting compounds while raisins are loaded with minerals and vitamins.
  • Using the decoction made with cardamom, black pepper and lemon also improves immunity. Black pepper and cardamom have immunomodulatory effects. Lemon contains a high amount of vitamin C which helps fight infectious diseases.
  • The Ministry of AYUSH says that golden milk or milk with turmeric can improve immunity and the body’s natural defence mechanism. COVID-19 has no cure as of now. Hence, the prevention of risk is essential. The curcumin in turmeric is proved to be very effective against the human respiratory syncytial virus that causes respiratory tract infections. Milk is loaded with many vitamins and minerals. Hence, regular consumption of golden milk boosts immunity.
  • Mint and rosemary decoction is one of the effective immune boosters. Mint is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties whereas rosemary is potent to fight against inflammatory diseases.
  • Ashwagandha and mushroom decoction is another immune booster. Both contain beta-glucan to stimulate phagocytes cells to protect the body against diseases.

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