Herbs for the Immune System (Coronavirus etc.)
In light of corona virus some of you are trying to find information of herbs to boost the immune system.
The ‘immune system’ is the organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to infection and toxins. Organs include the skin, thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. There are a number of herbs used to support the immune system – thus helping the body to actively fight off illnesses, please see a few below; and note this list will be expanded over time.
Astragalus (Astragalus spp.)
Provides deep-level immune support while assisting the body in adapting to daily stress.
Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Daily immune support for the whole season.
Olive Leaf (Olea europaea)
Supports the immune function while also offering antioxidant support.
Oregano (Olea europaea)
Supports healthy digestive flora and is a natural antioxidant source.
Quillaja (Quillaja saponaria)
Exhibit immune-stimulating in animal experiments.
Poke root (Phytolacca americana)
An anti-edemic and immune-stimulating effect has been demonstrated for the root.
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
An immune stimulant.
Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
The root has shown immune system stimulation and platelet aggregation inhibitory activity.
European Mistletoe (Viscum album)
The Mistletoe lectins are hypotensive, cytotoxic and immune-stimulating. It causes significant improvement of the symptoms of chronic joint conditions, and a significant lengthening of survival times of cancer patients as well an improvement of quality of life.
Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia cypahssias)
In animal tests and in vitro there are indications of a non-specific immune-stimulating effect.
Ginquefoil (Potentilla erecta)
In animal experiments an antihypertensive, anti-allergic, immune-stimulating, antiviral and interferon-inducing effect has been demonstrated.
Chinese Cinnamon (Cinnamomum aromaticum)
The essential oil and its main constituent cinnamaldehyde are antibacterial, fungistatic, improve immune resistance in animal tests (inhibiting allergic reactions Type I and II), promote motility, inhibit ulcers and act on the digestive tract (tannin content).
Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
It also has a nonspecific immune-stimulating effect.
Brown Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)
Brown kelp been demonstrated to have an influence on the immune system, as well as antiviral qualities.
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
This herb acts as an antiphlogistic, a diaphoretic and a bitter, in addition to stimulating the body’s immune system.
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Bittersweet Nightshade is used internally for nose bleeds, rheumatic conditions, asthma and bronchitis, and to stimulate the immune system.
Birthwort (Aristolochia clematitis)
Birthwort is used to stimulate the immune system and in the treatment of allergically caused gastrointestinal and gallbladder colic.
Betel Nut (Piper betle)
The essential oils are antimicrobial and immune-modulating. The Betel leaf is centrally sedating.
Barberry (Berberis vulgaris)
In various metabolic processes, vitamin C in Barberry increases immune system activity, stimulates iron absorption, and prevents scurvy.
Cat’s Claw (Unicaria tomentosd)
Promote the natural immune system of the body.
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)
Produces a trigger mechanism to the immune system T-cells in the skin causing them to activate a local immune system reaction through the lymphatics. Castor oil pack is used to stimulate the immune system.
Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)
Increases immune resistance. Acts as an immune stimulant in cancer therapy.
Guarana (Paullinia cupana)
Guarana Sustains the immune system.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
This is an immune enhancer; a white blood cell stimulator.
Lapacho Tree (Tabebuia avellanedae)
Aids the immune system health.
Lime Flowers (Tilia platyphyllos)
This is an immune enhancer.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
Soursop (Annona muricata)
Immune-enhancing activity. It has immuno-stimulatory potential and can be applied to boost the innate immune system.
Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram
PDR of Herbal Medicine
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