The immune system is needed to protect us to be capable of fighting off any illness, bacteria, infection, viruses. Foreign threats to our systems will be battled here, so assistance from the following herbs and spices will assist us in our pursuit of longevity.

These miracles of nature will not prevent the natural process of ageing but may well help in preventing regression in health and wellbeing.

 

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen deeply rooted in Ayurvedic medicine that reduces stress and anxiety in adults, stabilize blood sugar levels, improve heart health through lowering cholesterol, improve concentration, fight inflammation, helps prevent cancer, improve brain function and memory.

 

Holy Basil

Another adaptogen that helps with stress, anxiety and depression. Significantly anti-oxidant actions with a calming effect. Other plants that contain antioxidants but do not impart the same stress-reducing effect. Holy basil is consumed as a tea, in supplements. Used topically it can assist with most skin irritations like acne, eczema and ringworm.

 

Cinnamon

This spice has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since time began. It is a staple spice used to treat gastric complaints, nausea, heartburn and indigestion. Cinnamon is also really useful in managing the symptoms of diabetes, lowering cholesterol, fighting off bacteria and fungi and has anti-inflammatory properties to counter free radicals, which are known to cause serious diseases.

 

Sage

Sage can help to improve your memory and brain function which can assist those suffering with mild level Alzheimer’s. Sage also provides the immune system with a boost, lowers inflammation, regulates digestion, alleviates skin conditions, strengthens the bones, slows the onset of cognitive disorders, assist with diabetes. Topically applied Sage extract helps with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.

 

Turmeric

A really popular spice due to the golden milk trend and the benefits of its active compound Curcumin becoming mainstream knowledge. What isn’t common knowledge, however, is that it would take a lot of the spice to have an effect on our systems. For this reason, it is far more useful to use a supplement which will provide a sufficient dosage and lower the risk of cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

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