Nature ways to improve the immune system

At this difficult time all our lives will be affected by the covid-19, so it is important to support one another.

We hope all are well and keeping safe as much as possible.

Here are a few natural ways to improve your immune system

Adding fresh thyme and rosemary to your food if possible (or dried from a supermarket ) with half a clove of garlic chopped into small pieces and added to food while cooking such as chicken, eggs omelette, fish ,soya mince or other meat and vegetables etc.

 

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Olive oil uncooked (preferably virgin olive oil) added to food after cooking can also help.

Rosemary is great for strengthening the immune system and also for respiratory problems such as sinus infections and the common cold & flu.

You can add a sprig or  a half chopped into small pieces or dried with garlic while cooking, it can also be added to soup and tea.

It is also a disinfectant, anti inflammatory, anti oxidant with vitamins c and A, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron and also improves digestion.

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Thyme also helps improve the immune system, the lymphatic system and against respiratory infections. It is full of iron, calcium, vitamins A, B6, C, E, K and magnesium. Thyme also has antiseptic, anti inflammatory, anti spasmodic, anti fungal and antibacterial properties and improves memory, depression and sleep. A few  sprigs pushing the leaves off downwards or dried.

 

Garlic has antibiotic properties and can help against infection and cardiovascular disorders also reducing the risk of chest problems, digestive and fungal infection.

Half a clove of garlic cut into small pieces and added to food while cooking.

Please note that too much garlic can irritate the stomach.

 

Lemon may also help the immune system as it is full if vitamin c as well as iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and is also good for the  heart and digestion. Add Hot water to a cup or mug with a squeeze of half a lemon and honey.

 

Hope this helps

scented leaves in cooking

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pelargonium tea

Scented pelargonium leaves can be used in cooking, baking, beverages,flavouring and also in icecream,meringues,liqueur, jellies and more.
Rubbing the leaves brings out the scented fragrance before it is used for your ingredients.
The flowers and leaves are edible and can be placed on top of
cakes & desserts,
Mint,Lemon & Rose scented leaves are the most popular in food flavouring but there are many more aromas to choose from.
Chopped leaves can be added to cakes,custard,milk pudding, sweet sauces and sorbet for flavouring.
They can also be used to add flavour to tea/iced tea or homemade lemonade or smoothes.