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5 Herbs to Help Boost Your Immunity This Winter

As we head into the cooler months, many of us find ourselves becoming under the weather due to cold weather, weakened immune systems, and illnesses like colds and flus floating around. Luckily, there are several herbs you can enjoy that are believed to have immune-boosting properties, and have been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.

Read on and learn more about some of these powerhouse herbs, and unpack some of The Tea Centre’s wellbeing herbal teas to help boost your immunity.

 

Echinacea

Finding traditional usage in North American prairie tribes (Cheyenne, Comanche, and Sioux), echinacea continues to be a common botanical that people turn to when experiencing cold and flu symptoms. Echinacea is believed to stimulate the immune system and reduce the severity of colds and other infections.

Our Echinacea Blend Tea is packed with a myriad of other wellbeing herbs including spearmint, lemongrass, and ginger, making this a warming cuppa you can enjoy all winter long.

 

 

Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help support the immune system and reduce the risk of infections. Not only that, but this warming herb is delicious in a number of foods and drinks. Why not try adding a few slices of fresh ginger to your next cuppa or soup to help add some extra warmth?

We have a variety of teas featuring Ginger as a key ingredient, but whilst we’re talking about immunity and health, we can’t go past our Healthy Tea – a blend of immunity boosting herbs including echinacea, liquorice, nettle, and St Mary’s Thistle to name a few. The Tea Centre has sought knowledge from folk medicines across the world to bring you a traditional tea that soothes, softens, and is naturally caffeine-free.

 

Turmeric

Turmeric in particular is renowned for its active compound curcumin, and offers a range of potential health benefits. Its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may combat chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, contributing to heart health and reducing the risk of various diseases. With positive effects on joint health, turmeric may alleviate symptoms of arthritis, while its digestive benefits include supporting bile production and easing indigestion.

The Tea Centre’s limited edition Turmeric Tonica tea bundles everyone’s favourite wellbeing ingredients—turmeric root, ginger, anise, rose hip, orange peel, and apple—all in one blend.

 

An image of Turmeric Tonica loose leaf tea

 

Garlic

Garlic contains compounds like allicin, which have antimicrobial and immune-boosting effects, helping to fight infections and support overall immune function.

Whilst we don’t currently have any teas containing garlic, what better excuse to dose up on Garlic Bread and all the other yummy garlic-heavy recipes this winter time?

 

 

 Hibiscus

The high vitamin C content in hibiscus can help strengthen the immune system, protecting the body against infections and illnesses.

Our Organic hibiscus tea is a deliciously sweet herbal tisane comprised of the deep red, petal-like calyx of the hibiscus flower. The flavours in this scarlet brew bloom no matter if you drink it hot or iced. Due to its bold and tangy tasting notes, hibiscus is a staple brew during summertime. In fact, all of The Tea Centre’s fruit tisanes sport hibiscus as its base ingredient.

 

With that, we hope you can cosy up over the coming autumn and winter seasons with plenty of cups of immunity boosting tea to help your body fight off those winter blues.

While these herbs may offer immune-boosting benefits, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using them, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. 

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