Your immune system can take a battering no matter the time of year or season, so if you are sick of suffering from colds and bugs, then you may be interested in trying the following 4 herbs.
Each have been found to have a healing, boosting effect on your immune system and can easily be found in your herb garden.
- Thyme – this simple herb doesn’t just make your food tasty, thyme is also enriched in antiseptic properties (thymol) which can help to kill bacteria and ease cases of tonsillitis and sore throats.Simply take a handful of crushed thyme and combine it with a dash of honey, juice from one lemon, rind from ½ a lemon and 2cm of ginger (chopped), before adding it to your tea pot.
- Sage –sage is great for improving your health during the winter months thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. Best known for helping with laryngitis and ulcers, its oestrogenic properties also makes it ideal for dealing with fevers.And considering it is an astringent, you will only need to add a sprinkling of it to your tea or foods to begin feeling the benefits.
- Echinacea – this lovely herb can help you to maintain a healthy immune system, so you are less prone to get bugs such as colds, the flu, tonsillitis, bronchitis and even ear infections. Simply add to your tea, take as a tablet or gargle it.
- Nasturtium – enriched in vitamin C, its leaves and flowers are often used to prevent colds or reduce how long you have it for. Also a decongestant, you can use nasturtium to clear your sinuses and lungs of mucus.
On their own or combined each of these 4 herbs can help to improve your health and make the winter months more bearable. So if they are not already part of your cupboard or herb garden, why not add them to your collection.
Alternatively, why not take a look at how other herbs can help you to combat stress, overcome digestive problems and treat a diversity of ailments.
My Name is Ellie and I believe aromatherapy can help you shrug off life’s little troubles. I use herbal remedies every day and aromatherapy products from Baldwins help me relax after a long day.