I’m sorry for my cough. I’ve been traveling a lot in the past couple of weeks and the constantly changing weather has clearly taken its toll on me. Looks like my immune system wasn’t able to keep up. What do you do when you catch a cold? Does your mother offer you some quick home remedy to help you get better fast? If so, today I’ll tell you six such home remedies which can boost the immune system if you make them part of your daily routine. Since we were meeting today I shortlisted six of the best remedies just for you. I’ve even tried some of these myself. And trust me I can already see the difference. Yeah yeah I know I sneeze two minutes back but I was sleeping 10 hours a day to last week. I know that that might sound like the best thing ever. But trust me with a blocked nose It so wasn’t. So, here are six of the best home remedies to boost your immune system.
1. Turmeric and Ginger Tea
The best part about home remedies is its easier accessibility with no side effects. It’s like a precautionary measure to make sure you’re strong enough to fight infections to make this one concoction at home.
Add two tablespoons of turmeric powder and one centimeter 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 the next time the weather change hits. This remedy has two major components turmeric and ginger each with its own set of beneficial characteristics.
Ginger is anti-inflammatory properties which can be helpful in the cases of sore throats like mine. It can also decrease nausea packing heat in the form of a capsaicin relative called ginger ale.
It also has cholesterol lowering properties with the ability to lower down chronic pains turmeric the same way 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.
2. Lemon Water
Ready to see what a single ingredient can do single handedly. There’s a reason Beyonce called her last album Lemonade. She might just be sharing her regimen you know both for personal and physical healing. Making lemon water is not rocket science. One cup of warm water with a single teaspoon of lemon juice can change your life quite literally. It’s considered good for your immune strength in Ayurveda, and can also help with weight loss of consumed on an empty stomach every morning. Vitamin C present in lemon can increase white blood cell production. You may not like Lemon this early in the day but your body will appreciate its benefits in the long run.
3. Echinacea Tincture
The recipe simple Take a jar filled with vodka and add the herb Echinacea to it. 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 to 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. But. We have a catch here.
4. Honey and Garlic
I mean it 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 but this rest for the next five days. Place this jar in the refrigerator and take one clove of garlic with one teaspoon of honey every day. Garlic its 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 you see. According to the National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health garlic can slow down arterial hardening and help in lowering your blood pressure. It contains a high concentration of sulfur containing compounds called Allison 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. Do you need more reasons to believe in what garlic can do? If so, we have many more for you.
5. Amla Water
Apart from being a rich source of vitamin C AMLA also known as the Indian goose Berry helps detox your system. It also efficiently increases iron and calcium absorption
Just allow a lot of soak in a glass of water overnight and you’ll get your potion to good health ready in the morning. This battery is actually a very potent source of multiple minerals it contains antioxidants illogic acid and garlic acid. The carotene present in Amla is also good for the eyesight.
By now you might feel like every remedy we talked about has some or the other special ingredient in it. What if we said there isn’t any? In our last pick.
Yep you heard it right. All remedies we talked about had 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 helps in detoxification and better gases exchange in the body. It also helps in better removal of pathogens. Isn’t that what we expect from all those expensive face masks and drinks in supermarkets. So the next time before you pick a commercially available detoxing drink think again you might already be carrying one in your backpack. So, these were my top six of home remedies which you should definitely consider making the part of your routine. Do you know any other rare and exotic home remedies you’d like to share? Which one do you prefer more slow treatment by home remedies or fast ones by antibiotics? Do let us know in the comment section below.