April 17, 2020
We're in the midst of unprecedented times. The stillness of our lives has had me feeling a range of emotions. I'm normally a pretty introverted person. I like my alone time, and I only let a handful of people get really close to me. It's where I am most comfortable, yet I find myself longing to be out in the world again, amongst people. Quarantine hasn't been horrible. My middle guy came home for it, so I have two out of my three kids under our roof. We've had game nights, dinner parties (just the four of us), done puzzles, and watched a ton of Netflix...Tiger King anyone? But, I miss my life. I miss people. I miss going out. I miss interacting with others. What about you? How are you holding up? What are you looking forward to the most once this is behind us? I'm going to hug my oldest son's neck so tight when I can finally see him again! With all that being said, I've focused a lot more on my health and wellness during this time. I've upped my workout game, have steamed my sinuses daily (steaming kills bacteria and infection) and I've been 85% good on my eating. You have to indulge some my friends! Today, I wanted to share with you 5 Immune Boosting Herbs. These five herbs are known to protect against colds and the flu as well as boost your immunity.
ECHINACEA: known for it's antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it's a wonderful immune strengthening agent. It can be drank as a tea, taken as a tablet or capsule, liquid tincture, and even as an ointment or extract.
ASTRAGALUS: One of my favorite herbs, because it's a super immune booster. Known for energy support, immune support, liver support, cleanse support and stress support.
GINGER: powerful herb for boosting your overall immunity during cold and flu season. Known for antimicrobial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, decongestant and antihistamine properties.
GARLIC: known as the poor man's penicillin, garlic packs a real punch. Properties: anti-oxidant, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antiviral.
ELDERBERRY: Properties: antioxidant and immune booster
Please note, these are not recommendations to beat or even kill COVID-19, however I believe there are things we can implement into our lives, to build our immunity to viruses and infections. I've been steaming my sinus cavity daily with my Steamy Diva, Diva Purify Disinfectant Blend. Nasal Steaming clears out the mucus in our sinus cavity, which helps reduce the risk of lung infection and respiratory issues. You can read more about Steaming from my wonderful teacher HEREYou can check out my Diva Purify Disinfecting Herbs HERE Thinking of you and your health....Much Love, Jennifer
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