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Partnering with your Immune System#1

Welcome to post #1 of our series on Supporting your Immune System. The purpose of each post is to take us back to our ROOTS by sharing the knowledge of using ROOTS.


What is the immune system in the human body? The immune system protects the body against disease or other potentially damaging foreign bodies. When functioning properly, the immune system identifies and attacks a variety of threats, including viruses, bacteria and parasites, while distinguishing them from the body's own healthy tissue. Aug 5, 2013 - Life Science

Common Immune Problems

  • Colds - caused by a variety of viruses that lead to runny noses, sneezing, stuffy heads & sore throats. "More than 200 types lead to your misery, but the most common one is the rhinovirus, which is thought to be responsible for at least 50% of colds. Other viruses that can cause colds include coronavirus, respiratory syncytial virus, influenza and parainfluenza." Mar 31, 2019

  • Sinusitis - inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Healthy sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can grow and cause an infection. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage include: The common cold. Jul 9, 2018 -

  • Influenza - a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza is commonly called the flu, but it's not the same as stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting. Oct 4, 2019 -

Which Herbs help & How

  • Echinacea purpurea aka Purple Coneflower - anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties and as an immune-strengthening agent. This makes it a very popular herbal supplement that’s available in many commercial products. One of the common ways to use Echinacea is to drink it in a tea. Dec. 19, 2017 -

  • Elderberry - The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They can help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. Jan 17, 2019 -

  • Green Chiretta or Creat aka Andrographis paniculata - Taking andrographis alone or as part of an herbal combination product seems to improve cough and sore throat in some people with the common cold.

  • Mint {Peppermint} - The menthol contained in peppermint can soothe your respiratory tract. Menthol, which is the main chemical component of peppermint, acts as an effective decongestant. Jan. 09, 2018 -

Lets Talk TEA - Delicious ways to Boost immunity, sooth & combat congestion

Purple Coneflower & Lemmongrass Tea - to Boost Immunity

1/2 to 1 tsp of Purple Coneflower & 1 tsp Lemmongrass

Peaceful Breath Tea - to Boost Immunity, Sooth & Combat congestion

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