8 Herbs and Spices That Will Improve Your Immune SystemDecember 10, 2018
Nobody want’s to spend their holidays sick and stuck in bed, so you need something that will boost your immune system. We are going to teach you which herbs and spices you can use to improve your immune system and stay healthy this holiday season.
You will need ginger, angelica root, honey, and astragalus root to make a bomb tonic that will help you boost your immune system.
Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that has antibacterial properties and has anti-inflammatory properties. And it can also help you with muscle pain. Angelica root is good for your respiratory system and if you have cold symptoms. Astragalus root is a herb popular in Chinese medicine, and it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. This root can improve your resistance to infection and improve your body’s immune system. And finally, honey prevents cell proliferation.
We are going to share with you a recipe for this amazing immune system-boosting bitter.
The ingredients that you will need:
• 1 tbsp. honey
• 1 oz. dried astragalus root
• 1 oz. dried angelica root
• 1/2 oz. dried chamomile
• 1 tsp. dried ginger
• 1 tsp. dried orange peel
• 1 cinnamon stick
• 1 tsp. cardamom seeds
• 10 oz. alcohol (recommended: 100 proof vodka)
What do you need to do with this ingredients:
First, you need to dissolve the honey in 2 teaspoons of boiling water and when it dissolves you need to let it cool down. When it cools down you need to add all of the other ingredients to it, pour it into a jar and add the alcohol. You need to seal the jar tightly and place it in a cold and dark place. You need to let this bitter infuse properly for about 2 to 4 weeks, and during this time you need to shake the jar once per day. When it’s done, strain everything through a cheesecloth and store it in an airtight container.
You can use this tonic with hot tea or you can drink a few drops of this tonic early in the morning when you wake up, and we guarantee you that your immune system will be good as new.
The only time when you are not recommended to drink this kind of tonic is if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is because of the angelica root that it contains, which may stimulate uterine contractions and increase the risk of miscarriage. Also if you plan on using this kind of tonic you need to know that when angelica root is consumed, your skin can become more sensitive so you need to apply sunscreen daily or some kind of face cream with SPF.