Looks like my immune system wasn’t able to keep up. What do you do when you catch a cold? Does your mother offer you some quick home remedy to help you get better fast? If so, today I’ll tell you 6 such simple home remedies which can boost your immune system if you make them part of your daily routine. We’ll also see what makes these remedies so special. Before we dive in, don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and notification bell, also be sure to stick around a watch the video until the end to support your favourite Bestie channel! Since we were meeting today, I shortlisted 6 best remedies for you. I even tried some of these and trust me I can already see the difference. Ya Ya! I know I sneezed 2 minutes back, but, I was sleeping 10 hrs a day till last week.
That might sound like the best thing ever but trust me, with a blocked nose, it so wasn’t.
So, here are 6 best home remedies to boost your immune system.
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 effect. 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, like mine. 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.
Lemon Water. Ready to see what a single ingredient can do single-handedly? There’s a reason Beyonce 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 in Ayurveda, and can also help in weight loss if consumed on an empty stomach every morning. Vitamin C present in lemon can increase white blood cells production. You may not like lemon this early in the day, but your body will appreciate its benefits in the long run.
Echinacea Tincture. The recipe is simple. Take a jar filled with Vodka and add the herb Echinacea to it. Close the lid and leave it like that for the next 4 weeks. You are ready with the shot which will not only give you the hit you like, but also the one you need. Herbs might sound difficult to find and if you feel all the options we gave you till now sounds too remedy like, wait for the next one.
If you love a little extra sweetness to everything you take, honey is the best remedy for you. But, we have a catch here.
Honey and Garlic. It might sound like an odd combination but the qualities of these 2 ingredients compliment each other in every way. In order to make the magic dish, peeled garlic cloves have to be placed in a jar filled with honey. Let this rest for next 5 days. Place this jar in the refrigerator 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 civilisations. Extra zing it adds to every cuisine isn’t the only reason humans started using it, you see?
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. Do you need more reasons to believe in what Garlic can do? If so, we got many more for you. Check out our video on “11 reasons to eat more Garlic”.
Amla Water. Apart from being a rich source of Vitamin C, Amla, also known as Indian 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 actually a very potent 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 or the other special ingredient in it. What if we said there isn’t any in our last pick?
Water. Yes, you heard it right. All remedies we talked about had water as their basic solvent. 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 6 picks of home remedies which you should definitely consider making a part of your routine. Do you know any other rare and exotic home remedy you’d like to share? Which one do you prefer more? Slow treatment by home remedies or a fast one by antibiotics? Do let us know in the comment section below..