Immune Boosting Superfoods
The importance of a healthy immune system is shouted from the rooftops when the weather starts to cool, but your immune health is easy to stay on top of all year round with the inclusion of natural superfoods.
Whilst it sounds like a spell out of Harry Potter, andrographis is a plant whose roots and leaves have been used in traditional Ayurvedic and Unani medicine to treat many conditions. It is thought to stimulate the immune system and support the body in fighting off viral infections through the modulation of the level of immune cells in the blood. Andrographis is also commonly used as an alternative to support detoxification, digestion and inflammation.
Have you heard the rage on this unique type of honey, native to New Zealand? If not, where the hell have you been? Honey has been used as a superfood for generations but in recent years, researchers have since realised the benefits that support antibacterial properties. Manuka Honey has been shown to assist with a wide range of ailments including sore throat, minor infections, stomach upset and can also help improve digestion and boost the immune system.
It’s ok, we have no idea how to say this one either! A popular herb used in Ayurvedic medicine, Picrorhiza Kurroa has been shown to stimulate the immune system and help with symptoms of inflammation. It has also been shown to support healthy liver and respiratory function.