Just like our minds in order to function well our immune systems require balance and harmony. Elderberry has long been a favorite plant for immune system support. However, there are many sources saying that currently it could do more harm than good. We are here to help with some natural ways to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your immune system strong.
While the physical effects of stress are still being studied by scientists, studies have so far proven that chronic stress can lead to a variety of negative effects on physical and emotional well-being, including a reduced immune response. Stress-reducing practices like meditation and music can help us relax and improve our immune function.
Our chakras have a direct relationship with our nerves and key organs as well as our spiritual, psychological and emotional states of being, and that explains why they are effective in boosting the immune system. Energetic healing techniques such as Reiki and Qigong, can easily redirect a lot energy into your immune system. If you are unable to see a healer due to the shelter in place orders, you should pay special attention to your Sacral and Heart Chakras.
Andropgrahis, native to India and China, is a botanical that has been used traditionally during times of immune challenge.
Perhaps the most well-known herb for immune support is echinacea. Also known as “coneflower,” echinacea is native to North American and can be found growing in many gardens throughout the country. The most commonly used echinacea species in botanical supplements is Echinacea purpurea. The aerial parts (flower and leaves) are known for their immune-promoting properties.
The bright orange-yellow spice that gives curries a distinct flavor and mustard its color also has anti-inflammatory properties, and there is increasing evidence that it helps prevent illness, too.
Along with meditation, chakra work and botanicals, it’s vital to keep up with nutrients that support immune health, such as zinc, vitamin C and vitamin D, and don’t forget to exercise!