4 home remedies to climb the defenses

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Having a strong and properly functioning immune system is very important to avoid contracting infections caused by viruses, fungi or bacteria.

Although the most effective way of maintaining immunity is by adopting healthy lifestyle habits, such as having a balanced diet and regular physical exercise, there are also some medicinal plants that can be used to improve the functioning of the immune system.

Ideally, medicinal plants should be used in the form of a supplement or an extract, as it is easier to know exactly what the concentration of the active substances in these formulas is, however, they can also be prepared under the form of tea, whenever sean ingested in a moderate way and, preferably, under the guidance of a phytotherapist or another health professional who is used to the use of plants.

1. Echinacea te

Echinacea is one of the most commonly used plants to strengthen the immune system and, in particular, to prevent the onset of flu or alleviate its symptoms. This occurs because, according to some studies, echinacea possibly has substances that are immunomodulatory, es decir, regulate the immune system, contributing to its correct functioning.

However, there are also other studies that indicate that the plant does not have a very strong effect on immunity, helping only to alleviate the symptoms caused by viral infections, such as the flu. In any case, the echinacea is quite safe, even in embarazadas women and children with more than 2 years, being able to be used for whoever wants to regulate their immunity.


  • 1 cucharadite of root u hojas of echinacea;
  • 1 cup of water.

preparation method

Bring the water to a hole and place to add the echinacea cucharadita, let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. After, paste, serve in a bowl, drink and drink up to 2 times a day.

If you choose to use an echinacea supplement, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions, but do not exceed the daily dose of 1500 mg.

2. Astragalus tee

The astragalus, also known by its scientific name astragalus membranaceusis a very popular plant in Chinese medicine, according to certain investigations, it is possibly able to increase the production of white blood cells, especially T lymphocytes and macrophages, which are important for immune response.

When used in studies with laboratory mice, the astragalus extract was also able to reduce the duration of infections by viruses and bacteria, thus being able to be a good ally to fight certain types of infections.


  • 10 grams of dried astragalus root;
  • 1 cup of water.

preparation method

Put the root in a bowl with water, take it to the fire and refrigerate it for 15 minutes. After that, remove from the fire, leave to drink, paste and drink 2 to 3 times a day.

In case you choose to use an astragalus supplement in capsules, it is important to pay attention to the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the dose, as several studies show that the plant is safe in dry extract until around 30 g per day . Ideally, children and women who are embarrassed should not use this plant, especially without supervision by a professional.

3. Ginger tea

The ginger contains an important active substance, known as gingerol, which possibly reduces the risk of infections in the organism, having a proven effect against the growth of bacteria and the development of viruses, especially in the respiratory tract.

Asimismo, las sustancias del jengibre can possibly reduce the general inflammation of the body, which facilitates the functioning of the immune system, improving immunity.


  • 1 to 2 cm of fresh ginger root;
  • 1 cup of water.

preparation method

Machacar the jengibre and after that put it in a bowl with water hirviendo. Leave to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, paste and drink 2 to 3 times a day.

In the form of a supplement, the ginger must be ingested in a dose of up to 1 g per day.

4. Ginseng tea

Present in certain studies on immunity, ginseng, also called panax ginseng, Possibly it is a plant that helps regulate the immune system, being able to increase the number of lymphocytes and activate macrophages, which are important defense cells for the organism.

In addition, ginseng has a strong antioxidant action, which helps to protect the body’s cells against the effects of free radicals and radiation, which, if not fought, can reduce immunity.


  • 5 grams of ginseng root;
  • 250 ml of water.

preparation method

Put the ingredients to boil for 15 minutes. Después, necklace and dejar entibiar. Drink 2 to 3 times a day.

Ginseng can also be used in the form of capsules, and it is recommended to take 200 to 400 mg per day, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

See other ways to increase the body’s defenses.

Precautions when using medicinal plants

The use of medicinal plants must always be carried out under the guidance of a health professional or a phytotherapist, since the form of use and dose can vary from one person to another.

In the case of plants that regulate the immune system, it is even more important that this supervision is carried out in people who have some type of cancer, it is under treatment for this disease, which causes an auto-immune disease, because the plants could interfere with them. results of medical treatments or worsening of symptoms.

In addition, the use of tés must always be regulated in embarazadas, lactating women and children under 2 years of age.

See in the video the continuation of how to prepare some yokes to increase the defenses:

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