If you have a tendency to fall ill a lot due to weak immunity then you definitely foods that help in boosting your immunity. But what is more important and easily accessible are spices that we Indians definitely have in our kitchens. A little bit every day keeps our immunity stable. So here are a few spices and herbs that will help you.
Ginger is one herb or spice that has been a part of ancient medicine for centuries. It is well known for its properties when ailments like nausea, cold and arthritis have to be treated. It is accessible to all and tastes great in your hot cup of tea as well. Ginger is also known for treating moderate nausea caused by morning sickness, chemotherapy, and stomach upset. As per studies, it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, that helps the body in fighting bacteria when you're feeling ill.
This herb is known for its calming properties indeed but as per studies, it also helps in boosting immunity as it has bioactive compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. All you have to do is have chamomile tea once a day. However, if you are expecting mother then doctors generally ask you to avoid it. So consult your doctor before you have it in that scenario.
Cinnamon has a soothing, warm and spiced aroma which is synonymous to the winter season but we Indians need it a number of times in our recipes. Spiking your coffee with this spice or adding a little to your dish elevates the flavour of the dish. It is an excellent spice as it has immune-boosting benefits. It has anti-inflammatory benefits and contains a number of antioxidants.
Garlic is a staple in most kitchens. It is sometimes the base of most of the dishes, the dominant in many cuisines. It is said to be a potent fighter for your immune system. Garlic also has antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. During colds and flu, garlic comes in handy. It is said that it helps in producing more of the cells that contribute in fighting off infection or invading viruses and bacteria.
Citrus fruit for sure, a lemon is mostly used to add flavour to the food. It has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is also an important source of vitamin C and polyphenols. Vitamin C is a must for good skin and it is said that it can also shorten the duration of a cold.
This one as well is not a spice or a herb but it is well known to soothe colds. It is a powerhouse of medicinal properties. It is rich in antioxidants, as per studies that may reduce the risk of heart attack, and some types of cancer. They are also way better than sugar when adding to tea and food.