How natural herbs can strengthen your immunity!

The immune system of the human body is the most complex is the most complex and important system which includes the thymus gland, spleen, bone marrow and a vast network of lymph nodes that are scattered throughout the body. The immune system also maintains a variety of white blood cells. Natural killer cells eradicate cancer cells and large white blood cells called macrophages gobble up diseased or damaged cells. In addition, specialized immune compounds, such as interferon, stimulate white blood cells to destroy cancerous cells. Your immune system never rests, 24 hours a day, every day of your life, your immune system is searching for cells that show signs of infection or cancerous changes. Did you know that the right combination and amount of herbs can be extremely beneficial in order to support and protect your immune system? Here are four natural herbs that can help you strengthen your immune system!

Rose Hips

Found just below the rose petals, rose hips are small, round, and typically red or orange. They have a delicate, floral flavor that’s slightly sweet with a distinct tart aftertaste. One of the most impressive benefits of rose hips is their high concentration of vitamin C. While the exact amount varies by plant, rose hips have been shown to have among the highest vitamin C content of all fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C plays many essential roles in your immune system, including 


  1. stimulating the production of white blood cells called lymphocytes, which protect your body against infection
  2. enhancing the function of lymphocytes
  3. helping maintain your skin’s protective barrier against outside pathogens

In addition to vitamin C, rose hips contain high levels of polyphenols and vitamins A and E, all of which help strengthen and protect your immune system as well. It is because of this that Tipson’s immune booster uses rose hips as one of its core ingredients.

Basil

One of the oldest herbs known to mankind, basil's healing and healthful properties have been well researched and documented over the years. Basil and its strong anti-inflammatory properties have proven to be a cure to a variety of diseases and disorders. The powerful essential oils, including eugenol, citronellol and linalool, help lower inflammation through their enzyme inhibiting properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of basil may help lower risk of heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions. Consumption of basil could also soothe fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, and flu.



Rooibos

Rooibos is an herb extracted from the leaves of the Aspalathus linearis plant. The Aspalathus linearis plant is native to South Africa and contains high levels of polyphenols that provide an array of health benefits. Rooibos is grown mainly in the mountainous Cederberg region of South Africa in the Western Cape province. Rooibos contains vital minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and alpha hydroxy acid. It also contains high levels of vitamin C along with powerful antioxidants such as aspalathin that offer extensive health benefits. Rooibos also contains polyphenols that help to fight free radicals, keeping your body healthy and ready to tackle the day!

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass is an herb that is native to Sri Lanka and South India but now grows in many countries around the world. Lemongrass has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help you cope with cold, cough and flu. Plus, it is loaded with Vitamin C that strengthens your immunity. Lemongrass also contains citral and limonene, two important compounds that prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi. 


Therefore as you can see, these four natural herbs are a great way of keeping your immune system in shape. However, finding some of these herbs can be quite challenging, so if you are looking for an easy way to consume these herbs, check out Tipson’s immune booster which contains all of these 4 herbs, and more which can help you keep illnesses at bay!