What do you do when you catch a cold? Do you take some quick home remedy to help you get better fast? Today I’ll tell you six such tips which can boost the immune system if you make them part of your daily routine. So let’s dive in right away.
Taking Turmeric and Ginger Tea
To make turmeric and ginger tea concoction at home, add two tablespoons of turmeric powder and one centimetre of ginger to about three cups of water. This has to be boiled, then cooled down and consumed on a daily basis.
Since immunity isn’t like acne, it takes time for these remedies to show their real effects. So keep following the routine and you’ll see astonishing changes over time.
This remedy has two major components turmeric and ginger, each with its own set of beneficial characteristics. Ginger has anti inflammatory properties which can be helpful in the cases of sore throats. It can also decrease nausea. Ginger hot sensation is derived from a substance called gingerol. It also has cholesterol lowering properties with the ability to lower chronic pains.
Turmeric on the other hand, is more than just an ingredient in curry. Turmeric can be anti inflammatory too in cases of osteoporosis and arthritis. To add on, it also decreases exercise induced muscle damage.
One cup of warm water with a single teaspoon of lemon juice can change your life quite literally. It is considered good for your immune strength in Ayurveda and can also help with weight loss if consumed on an empty stomach every morning.
Vitamin C present in lemon can increase white blood cell production. You may not like taking lemon early in the day, but your body will appreciate its benefits in the long run.
Echinacea Tincture is easy to prepare. Take a jar filled with vodka and add the herb. Close the lid and leave it like that for the next four weeks. Now you’re ready for a shot which will not only give you the hit you like but also the one you need.
Herbs might sound difficult to find and if you feel like all the options we gave you till now sounds too remedy like wait for the next one. If you love a little extra sweetness to everything you take, honey is the best remedy for you.
Honey and garlic
This might sound like an odd combination, but the qualities of these two ingredients complement each other in every way. In order to make the magic dish, peeled garlic cloves have to be placed in a jar filled with honey. Allow it for the next five days for the garlic to diffuse into the honey. Place this jar in the refrigerator and take one clove of garlic with one teaspoon of honey every day.
Garlic’s effectiveness towards strengthening the immune system has been well known since the early civilizations. The extra zing it adds to every cuisine isn’t the only reason humans started using it. According to the National Center of complementary and Integrative Health, garlic can slow down arterial hardening and help in lowering your blood pressure.
Garlic contains a high concentration of sulfur containing compounds called allicin which is what gives garlic its immune boosting properties. The honey in here isn’t just for pure sweetness. Honey has strong antioxidant properties which makes it a cherry on the cake.
Apart from being a rich source of vitamin C Amla, also known as the Indian gooseberry helps detox your system. It also efficiently increases iron and calcium absorption.
Just allow Amla to soak in a glass of water overnight and you’ll get your potion to good health ready in the morning. This berry is actually a very potent source of multiple minerals. It contains antioxidants ellagic acid and gallic acid. The carotene present in Amla is also good for the eyesight.
All remedies we talked about above have water as their basic solvent. The importance and potential of water are often overlooked. Water in itself is a strong natural immune booster. Having a sufficient amount of water can help in detoxification and better gaseous exchange in the body. It also helps in better removal of pathogens.
So the next time before you pick a commercially available detoxifying drink, think again. You might already be carrying one (water) in your backpack.
The best part about home remedies is easier accessibility with no side effects. It’s like a precautionary measure to make sure you’re strong enough to fight infections. So to boost your immunity to fight off infection, add these tips to your daily routine.
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