9 Natural Tips to Help Boost Your Immune System And Beat Viruses And Infections

Senior man giving woman piggyback ride through autumn woods

Boosting our immune system has to be our number one priority in the current climate of viruses and infection, however, most of us are primarily focusing on hiding behind personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves shields etc to protect ourselves from the epidemic spread by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition to PPE we must also consider boosting our immune system to fight back viruses and infection and the best way to do this is to do it using natural products which don’t have any side effects.

1. Neem

neem leaves

In particular neem leaves, in addition, you can also use neem powder if leaves are not available to consume chew the leaves early in the morning or create a small ball of neem powder and take it daily.

Neem cools down your body internally which in turn boosts your immune system, in addition, Neem has both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that will also keep your skin radiant, healthy and clean.

Neem has blood-purifying properties which help to clear toxins and impurities from the blood and these properties give your immune system an immense boost.

2. Turmeric

turmeric

According to research published in the journal PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science), curcumin, a compound found in turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help boost immunity.

Take a small amount of turmeric every morning and wait for at least an hour before eating anything else.

3. Hot Drinks

hot water with mint

Drink hot water four to five times every day, and to improve taste for instance you can add mint or coriander, turmeric, lime juice or simply drink it plain.

In addition to boosting your immune system, drinking hot water has many other benefits:

  1. Aids digestion
  2. Relieves nasal congestion
  3. Helps relieve constipation
  4. Keeps you hydrated
  5. Improve circulation
  6. Reduce toxins
  7. Decrease the stress level

4. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

amla, indian goosberry

Indian Gooseberry also called amla can be soaked overnight with honey and black pepper, you can take three spoons three times a day, and it is best taken on an empty stomach for best potency.

Amla has anti-bacterial properties that can help detoxify your system and even reduce acne and dandruff, in addition, Amla has various antioxidants that can help neutralize the free radicals and thus save you from many diseases. 

5. Raw Mango

raw mango

Eating raw mangoes is a super immune booster. The goodness of vitamin C, A and essential nutrients in raw mango kick starts the immune system.

In addition, eating raw mangoes also improves vision, lowers the risk of prostate cancer and makes your skin and hair healthy. Having it also shields your body from various infections like cough, common cold, etc.

6. Yoga

Practice this simple yet very powerful yogic practice to enhance your lung capacity and improve your immune system.

7. Physical Activity

physical activity

We all enjoy sitting in front of the TV and snack. No harm in doing this, however, don’t become a couch potato otherwise you will inviting a whole load of problems for yourself. Add some physical activity to your daily routine. If you can’t go to the gym then why not go jogging, cycling or even just walking. If the weather is not great outside simply jog on the spot for around 15 minutes. Every bit counts.

8. Stay Joyful

joyful person

It’s easy to get stressed and panic with the current situation. This, in turn, causes stress and anxiety which degrades our immune system. Try and find joy and happiness in little everyday things we do. We overlook some of the little pleasures of life. Find them and be joyful.

9. Gardening

girl gardening

Being in touch with the earth does wonders for your immune system. If you have a garden spend some time getting in touch with the soil. Encourage your children to play with the soil it will really help them boost their immune system and surely they will have fun.

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