6 super herbs in your kitchen that'll boost your immunity

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Human bodies are built up of complex and intricate systems. For them to be strong and in healthy conditions, it is utmost necessary that your immunity defends you of getting sick. An army of white blood cells, the immune system is a fighting force that destroys the “bad guys” that cause illness and rids the body of toxins. So is it possible to boost the fighting power of this army and help make your immune system stronger?

The answer is in your kitchen itself. Your mum or grandmother most likely would swear by these six herbs to bring balance to the body, boost the immune system, and promote overall health.

Try adding them to your routine, today.

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This Ayurvedic herb is grown in almost every household in India. The holy herb is venerated for its myriad of healing properties and is a powerful adaptogen, inducing relaxation during periods of stress. It can be used for the common cold, headaches, stomach disorders, skin disorders, dental problems, and fevers.
Basil
This Ayurvedic herb is grown in almost every household in India. The holy herb is venerated for its myriad of healing properties and is a powerful adaptogen, inducing relaxation during periods of stress. It can be used for the common cold, headaches, stomach disorders, skin disorders, dental problems, and fevers.
This spice has had a long history of medicinal value. Studies have shown that garlic indeed has cardiovascular, anti-microbial and antineoplastic properties. It’s also a perfect spice to use when doing sauteed dishes.
Garlic
This spice has had a long history of medicinal value. Studies have shown that garlic indeed has cardiovascular, anti-microbial and antineoplastic properties. It’s also a perfect spice to use when doing sauteed dishes.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which has notable antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and stomach soothing benefits. It reduces inflammation by stimulating the adrenal glands to increase the hormone that lessens inflammation. Turmeric also helps in digestive problems by stimulating bile flow.
Turmeric
Turmeric contains curcumin, which has notable antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and stomach soothing benefits. It reduces inflammation by stimulating the adrenal glands to increase the hormone that lessens inflammation. Turmeric also helps in digestive problems by stimulating bile flow.
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This pungent root is a powerful antihistamine and decongestant that delivers a one-two punch against cold symptoms. Add it to stir-fried dishes or boil it to make a cup of ginger tea with some added lemon and honey for a pleasant and healing hot drink.
Ginger
This pungent root is a powerful antihistamine and decongestant that delivers a one-two punch against cold symptoms. Add it to stir-fried dishes or boil it to make a cup of ginger tea with some added lemon and honey for a pleasant and healing hot drink.
This pepper variety does not contain capsaicin, unlike its other feisty cousins. On the contrary, it is sweet and crunchy and contains the carotenoid lycopene which lowers the risk of cancer; beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A and zeaxanthin, known to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
Bell peppers
This pepper variety does not contain capsaicin, unlike its other feisty cousins. On the contrary, it is sweet and crunchy and contains the carotenoid lycopene which lowers the risk of cancer; beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A and zeaxanthin, known to prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
Also known as Indian ginseng for its rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory properties, it strengthens the immune system and works as tonic to increase energy and prolong longevity. (Imagie attribution: By Dinesh Valke[CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)
Ashwagandha
Also known as Indian ginseng for its rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory properties, it strengthens the immune system and works as tonic to increase energy and prolong longevity. (Imagie attribution: By Dinesh Valke[CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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