You will find many recipes and recommendations for immunity boosting online. At Wonderful, we too have proven tips and tricks that will positively affect your immunity, either as a preventive measure or as a cure for the flu or cold. Wonderful’s Julie shares with you her best kept secrets for supporting your immune system and staying healthy.
Oregano oil is a small miracle for your immunity. Its essential oil has strong antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, and can support everything from your digestion to your airways. Simply use it by adding a few droplets to a carrier oil, such as extra virgin olive oil. The oil is very potent, so 3 to 4 drops are enough.
Elderberry contains strong antioxidants that help support your immune system. It can come in the form of a syrup or juice, which is good for children who often do not like taking medicine very much. However, pregnant and lactating women should not consume elderberry syrup. Otherwise, two teaspoons twice a day is suitable for consumption.
Who doesn't know about ginger tea? Let fresh ginger, BIO lemon, honey, infuse in hot water for 15 minutes. This drink will help you if you are already sick. The substances contained in ginger help to warm the body, support digestion, and act as a stimulant.I n addition, ginger is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, so it deserves your attention. And that's why it works.
Maybe you’ve heard of golden milk. This drink gets its colour from turmeric, which has strong anti-inflammatory components. It also contains a large amount of antioxidants that help relieve physical and mental stress. Prepare it by mixing turmeric with ginger, honey, and coconut oil. Then add hot milk or water. It’s so soothing that it has become part of our evening routine.
This is a real vitamin bomb. Mix and heat tomatoes, garlic, water, lemon, and chilli together. These ingredients will support your immunity, and help you sweat out harmful substances and germs. Especially the fresh garlic that acts as a natural antibiotic.
What To Gargle With
Gargling with a saline solution will help relieve pain in your throat and get rid of toxins. Salt has an antiseptic effect and reduces swelling. In addition, it delivers a decent dose of minerals directly to the site of inflammation. You can also gargle with a mixture of cayenne pepper with water or a solution of water and apple cider vinegar. Repeat two to three times a day for relief.
Refuel With Vitamins
A suitable and proven combination of vitamins will support the body in regeneration and the fight against bacilli. Not only vitamin C, but also vitamin D and zinc, allow the body to use its ability to self-heal. A vitamin cocktail and rest will help you on your road to recovery.
It Starts and Ends With the Intestines
A healthy gut is a healthy self. Therefore, it’s good to supply your body with probiotics. These include fermented foods, which support the microflora in your gut. Microflora also help to absorb nutrients, and conversely, to remove toxic substances. So treat yourself to that miso soup, kimchi, and sauerkraut!
You can also support your health through aromatherapy by relieving your airways. Natural essential oils also have a significant effect on the course of the disease. Some essential oils help with relieving coughs, sinuses, and headaches. Reach for rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender or mint, for example. You can use the oils in an aroma lamp, or by adding a few drops to a sea salt bath. If you prefer to shower, just apply a few drops on a cotton swab and place it in the shower tray. Not only will you have a fragrant moment for yourself, you will also boost immunity.
What to say in conclusion? Mainly don’t forget to think positively. Pamper your body and mind. Indulge in time just for yourself, for self-love and time with loved ones.