For centuries, elderberry has been used as a folk medicine to reinforce the immune system. The biologically active compounds in elderberry present remarkable therapy for a myriad of diseases.
It is packed with a good load of nutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and vitamins that can boost your immune system. Time and again, it is claimed as the surefire way of succeeding in combatting the persistent cold, flu, cough, and other seasonal allergies.
Echinacea is also an immunity modulator that modulates the functioning of both innate and adaptive immunity. For decades, Echinacea has been under the scrutiny of researchers, regarding its effects on the immune system.
According to recent clinical trials, Echinacea enhances the mucosal immunity that protects against invasion and colonization of antigens, along with prevention of severe immune response if the antigen happens to invade the body.
Reishi mushroom is hailed as the ‘herb of spiritual potency’ and ‘essence of immortality in China. It modulates the operations of an immune system to a great extent by enhancing the expression of antigen-presenting cells, cellular immunity, humoral immunity, and the mononuclear phagocyte system.
Also, it optimizes the count of white blood cells and natural killer cells that proves to be of great importance during an autoimmune disorder.
About 70-80% of the immune cells reside in our gut and keeping its microbiota in check is crucial for the maintenance of a healthy immune system. Japanese declare it as the world’s most researched and well-reputed mushroom.
Turkey tail is brimmed with cellular nutrients and prebiotics that cultivate the helpful bacteria (especially Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus), which in turn keep the harmful bacteria at bay. It is reported that turkey tail decreases the problematic growth of E. coli, Shigella, Clostridium, and Staphylococcus bacteria.
Chaga mushroom is entitled as the potent immunity booster. It has been proven to recover the bone marrow system and potentiate the immune system by regulating the functioning of the cytokine network.
Both immune-compromised and immune-suppressed patients with damaged bone marrow system (probably due to chemotherapy), can use Chaga to improve the quality of life.
With rebellious pollution, stress, poor lifestyle, and atrocious eating habits, it is difficult to maintain a healthy immune system. Slipping the aforementioned herbs in your daily routine can definitely introduce to a better life.