What do you do when you catch a cold or flu? Does your mother offer you some quick home remedies to help you get better fast? If so, today I’ll tell you 5 such easy home remedies that can boost your immune system if you make them part of your everyday routine. We’ll also see what makes these remedies so special.
I shortlisted 6 best remedies for you. I even tried some of these and trust me I have already seen the difference. As we know that nowadays there is a pandemic disease spread out of our surroundings. Yes, you are right I am talking about the coronavirus.
According to the everyday news and researches the virus attack on a person who has a weak immune system. Especially on those people who are aged, children and people who take drugs or smoke.
So, in this case, we extremely need to raise up our immune. As we all are lockdown and without important need can’t allow to go outside. Therefore this is the best way to stay away from this deadly virus. Thus in these circumstances, this is the best time to boost up the immune system.
Here are 6 best home remedies to boost your immune system.
Number 1. Turmeric and Ginger tea:
The best part about home remedies is its easier accessibility with no side effects. It’s like a precautionary measure to make you strong enough to fight infections. To make this one concoction at home, add 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 1 cm of ginger to about 3 cups of water. This has to be boiled, cooled down and consumed on a daily basis.
Since immunity isn’t like acne, it takes time for these remedies to show real effects. So keep following a routine and you’ll see astonishing change next time a weather change hits. This remedy has 2 major components, turmeric, and Ginger, each with its own set of beneficial characteristics. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties which can be helpful in cases of Sore throat.
It can also decrease nausea, packing heat in the form of a capsaicin relative called Gingerol. It also has cholesterol-lowering properties with the ability to lower down chronic pains. Turmeric, the same way, is more than just an ingredient in curry. Turmeric can be anti-inflammatory too in cases of osteoporosis and arthritis. To add on, it can also decrease exercise-induced muscle damage.
Number 2. Lemon Water:
Ready to hear what a single ingredient can do single-handedly? There’s a reason Beyoncé (the singer) called her last album Lemonade. She might just be sharing her regime, you know? Both, for personal and physical healing. Making lemon water is not rocket science.
One cup of warm water with a single teaspoon of lemon juice can change your life quite literally. It is considered good for immune strength, and can also help in weight loss if consumed on an empty stomach every morning. Vitamin C present in lemon can increase white blood cell production. You may not like lemon this early in the day, but your body will appreciate its benefits in the long run.
Number 3. Honey and Garlic:
It might sound like an odd combination but the qualities of these 2 ingredients complement each other in every way. In order to make the magic recipe, peeled garlic cloves have to be placed in a container filled with honey. Let this rest for the next 5 days. Store this jar in the fridge and take 1 clove of garlic with 1 teaspoon honey every day.
Garlic’s effectiveness towards strengthening the immune system has been well known since the early civilizations. Extra zing it adds to every cuisine isn’t the only reason humans started using it. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, garlic can slow down arterial hardening and help in lowering blood pressure.
It contains a high concentration of sulfur-containing compounds called allicin which give garlic its immune-boosting properties. Honey present in here isn’t just for mere sweetness. Honey has strong antioxidant properties, which makes it a cherry on the cake.
Number 4, Amla Water:
Apart from being a rich source of Vitamin C, Amla, also known as gooseberry, helps detox your system. It also efficiently increases iron and calcium absorption. Just allow amla to soak in a glass of water overnight and you’ll get your potion to good health ready in the morning. This berry is truly a very effective source of multiple minerals.
It contains antioxidants, ellagic acid, and gallic acid. Carotene present in Amla is also good for eyesight. By now you might feel that every remedy we talked about has some of the other special ingredients in it. What if I said there isn’t any in our last pick?
Number 5. Water:
Yes, you read it right. All remedies we talked about had water as their basic solvent. The importance and potential of water are often overlooked. Water in itself is a strong natural immune booster. Having a sufficient amount of water helps in detoxification and better gaseous exchange in the body. It also helps in better removal of pathogens.
Isn’t that what we expect from all those expensive face masks and drinks in a supermarket? So next time, before you pick a commercially available detoxing drink, think again. You might already be carrying one in your backpack.
So these were my top 5 picks of home remedies which you should definitely consider making a part of your routine. Also, these ingredients can find easily in any home. Do you know any other rare and exotic home remedies you’d like to share? Which one do you prefer more? Slow treatment by home remedies or a fast one by antibiotics? I would love to in the comment section below.