We’re well into the winter chill now, let’s give our immune systems a good boost using products available in many kitchen cupboards. “You can protect your body against infections and bacteria-based sicknesses by taking advantage of natural antibiotics and remedies that are available in the average kitchen. Give your body added protection by reaching for the honey, oregano, garlic and turmeric,” says Robyn Smith, founder of natural organic online store Faithful to Nature.
- OREGANO OIL
Beyond its antibacterial properties, oregano oil can help with digestion and aid in weight loss. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, has been found to fight the bacteria that can lead to infections.
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
A daily dose of apple cider vinegar, which includes antibiotic and antiseptic properties, naturally alkalises your system. Apple cider vinegar is an all rounder when it comes to organic natural remedies, from an energy booster, to a hair and face tonic, a detox agent and used to acne scar treatment. A chemical-free astringent, apple cider vinegar can also be used topically to disinfect and sterilise.
Ancient Romans used honey on the battlefield to treat wounds and prevent infection. An enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide. This process helps your body fight infection and prevents the growth of bacteria. Soothing to the digestive system, honey removes toxins from the blood and helps your liver operate more efficiently.
This spice isn’t just rich in colour and flavour, but it also protects your body against harm. Turmeric can be both consumed and applied externally, making it a great choice for fighting against bacteria. For extra benefit, combining two bacteria fighting substances, you can mix turmeric with honey and create a paste to apply to infected areas on your skin.
Garlic can fight simple infections such as the common cold, pushing the germs away before they have a chance to disrupt your life. Using the allicin that it contains, garlic protects against yeast, parasites, bacteria, and more. If you are looking for a simple way to live more healthily, add more garlic to your diet.
- GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study that found grapefruit seed extract effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites. High in many antioxidants, GSE boosts immunity, alkalises the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora.
Echinacea stimulates the cells in your body responsible for fighting infections so that they become super-efficient. It’s not only great for cold and flu viruses, but also helps your cells attack abnormal cells .
- CABBAGE & FERMENTED FOOD
Many people don’t realize how much vitamin C is found in cabbage – one cup provides 75% of what you need daily. It can also improve digestion, prevent disease, and help manage your weight. Unpasteurised cabbage, kombucha, kefir and probiotic yoghurt all renew our intestinal flora, protect us from cancer and keep our bodies fit to fight off infections.
- EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil has naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants. Use it to boost your immune system, balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, and even improve brain function. Stir a spoonful into your morning coffee for added energy and a clearer head all day.
- COLLOIDAL SILVER
Colloidal silver works to strengthen the immune system. It is amazingly versatile, with powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It’s proven to be useful in treating a wide variety of ailments.
This winter give your body some additional protection, while at the same time keeping it healthy.
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