Your first line of defence against any illness or infection, is your immune system.
These foods will super-boost your body’s ability to fight any nasty bugs that come your way and will help you remain healthy all year long.
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV contains acetic and malic acid as well as mineral salts, vitamins, and some amino acids. ACV contains pectin, vitamins A, B6, C, E, thiamin, lycopene, niacin, and pantothetic acid. It really is a powerful, healthy substance. It has been shown to be an effective antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal tonic. It is, however, harsh to drink. Cut it with water or take it in a shot glass with some water as a chaser.
Ginger can be an antibiotic agent because of its ability to treat infections in the body. Say, for example, there are types of respiratory problems and all of them are caused by infection from bacteria and viruses, which may trigger secretion of mucus, phlegm and an increased risk of inflammation.
It is a powerful natural antibiotic – about one-fiftieth as powerful as penicillin – and also has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Allicin exists only in raw garlic. Cooking kills it and causes it to decay into other compounds which are less effective.
Ye Olde physicians employed its mucous-moving abilities to help treat colds, coughs, kidney stones, urinary tract infections — and hoarseness, of course.
Ounce for ounce, horseradish contains more medicinally active compounds than most other spices. And they are very active — they can clear congestion, thin mucous, reduce inflammation, squelch cell-damaging oxidants, fight bacteria and viruses, relax muscles, stimulate the immune system — and even battle cancer. That makes the humble horseradish one special spice
Oil of oregano contains two powerful compounds of carvacrol and thymol that have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
The predominant healing compound, carvacrol, is arguably the most important component explaining why oil of oregano is so potent.
Over 800 studies reference carvacrol in PubMed, the world’s #1 database for scientific evidence-based literature, which emphasizes that research is quite supportive of its healing capacity. To give you a sense of what I mean, carvacrol has been proven to reverse or reduce:
- Bacterial infections
- Fungal infections
The bright yellow spice that gives curries their rich colour and smoky flavour, turmeric is far more than a culinary tool—it has amazing healing properties. MRSA typically forms in wounds or boils. Turmeric acts as an antibacterial agent and can be taken internally or applied directly to the skin.
The echinacea herb has a strong ability to stimulate your immune system to fight off infections.
This natural health remedy has a very effective action in the body to boost the production of interferon, a protein which is released by the body to prevent virus’s from replicating themselves.
Some of the known benefits of Echinacea are its ability to boost the strength of t-lymphocytes.
T-cells are vital to the immune system as they help the body to increase the number of anti-bodies that you have circulating.
They work to fight off pathogenic invaders and virus’s, as well as increasing the ability of the white blood cells to deal with any virus’s or other micro-organisms that you may encounter.
This herbal remedy is known to be very effective to strengthen immune system health and aid the immune system to fight the effects of colds and flu.
The healing property of honey is due to the fact that it offers antibacterial activity, maintains a moist wound condition, and its high viscosity helps to provide a protective barrier to prevent infection. Its immunomodulatory property is relevant to wound repair too.
Silver was used 1,200 years ago by Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, sailors, and then by the pioneers who populated our country. They used it for various illnesses and to keep their foods and liquids from spoiling. Prior to 1938, before antibiotics, colloidal silver was used by doctors as their main substance to fight bacteria in a more natural way than through the antibiotics they use today. Antibiotics can harm our kidneys and liver functions. Colloidal silver promotes healing.