Strengthen your immune defenses thanks to Phytotherapy

The cold and themicrobeswinter put a strain on your immune system . Colds, tonsillitis, nasopharyngitis, flu…, there are many ailments the body has to face. In order to strengthen your immune defenses, your pharmacy advises you to use natural medicines properly. Herbal medicine (plant health) has specific applications that can improve your daily health , including strengthening your immune system. Discover through this article the different ways to strengthen your immune system using natural remedies such as echinacea, ginseng, black elderberry, spirulina, sea buckthorn or grapefruit seed extract.

Echinacea for its immunostimulatory action of the immune system

The Echinacea is a plant native to North America used for its immunostimulant actions alleged in the prevention and treatment of colds, flu and respiratory infections.

It is the first plant recommended by herbal medicine doctors in the prevention of infections and recurrence episodes . Native to North America, the Comanches and Sioux used it to heal infected wounds or snakebites. Later, in the 19th century, it was imported to Europe and then cultivated on the continent. Since bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, there has been a great resurgence of interest in it.

Many studies have sought to understand its mechanism of action. This remains complex – like our immune system , because echinacea acts on several areas: stimulation of macrophages (cells that kill toxins and intruders), increase in the number of white blood cells, protection of healthy cells against germs, etc. It is especially in the form of SIPF that it would be the most effective, from 6 to 8 weeks maximum, because in the long run it decreases on the contrary immunity. Contraindications for certain diseases (autoimmune diseases, HIV / AIDS, etc.) or in certain treatments (corticosteroids, chemotherapy, etc.).

Ginseng boosts immunity

Of Asian origin, ginseng has a general tonic action on the body . It has the reputation of stimulating the immune defenses and therefore helping the body to defend itself against attacks and imbalances. Ginseng comes in the form of dried root powder (in capsules ).

Elderberry in syrup to stimulate immune defenses in children

The elderberry is a shrub not exceeding 6 meters high with a trunk and branches characterized by a thick white pith. It has notably deciduous leaves composed of 5 to 7 leaflets and tiny white and fragrant flowers arranged in a corymb. The fruit is a black, round berry. The part used in medicine is the fruit. The black elderberry can be useful in the case among others to relieve and even cure immune diseases . Elderberries ( Sambucus nigra ) can be used in children. It is not only immunostimulant, it is also antiviral . Kids love it in syrup or EPS form. Take these plants every 2 hours until the infection is over. Close holds are essential for maximum effectiveness.

  • In adults, 1 teaspoon of echinacea tincture every 2 hours in a little water up to 5 intakes per day.
  • In children, 1/2 teaspoon of elderberry syrup or EPS every 2 hours in a little water up to 5 intakes per day.

Spirulina strengthens the immune system

Spirulina is suitable for everyone. Recommended for people with physical and intellectual activity, for athletes, in case of pregnancy and for breastfeeding, as an accompaniment to a slimming program, for vegetarians, for children and the elderly: spirulina is like this consumable by all. The benefits of spirulina are many and varied, including spirulina is used in tablets to reduce stress and strengthen the immune system . Spirulina is recommended during a fast or a toxin elimination diet (detoxification) in order to strengthen the immune defenses and improve general well-being. Because it is rich in antioxidants, organic spirulina in capsules is effective in combating disorders linked to cell oxidation.

It is recommended to take 4 organic spirulina tablets per day and to ensure that you have a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Spirulina will be very useful for future mothers or after pregnancy to restore their health capital and quickly find the line without suffering from deficiency.

Grapefruit seed extract to support the immune system

In liquid form, grapefruit extract is a natural antibiotic that increases the body’s resistance. The EPP contains in particular vitamin C which strengthens the immune system and plays the role of a real anti-fatigue and vitamin E, which protects against premature aging . Grapefruit seed extract (EPP) has been the best natural antibiotic for the past fifteen years. And we are right to consider it as such.

Since the work of Dr. Jacob Harich which popularized it in the 80s / 90s, we have not found better. As can be read in the book Secrets et Merveilles du Pamplemousse (Ed. Medicis), one of the many works that have been devoted to the subject since the early 90s, grapefruit seed oil has an equivalent effect. or better than the strongest antibiotics and antimycotics. Proven by international research teams in comparative tests.

Sea buckthorn helps boost the immune system

Sea buckthorn fruits are exceptionally rich in vitamin C, with a concentration 5 times that of kiwi and 30 times that of orange! Vitamin C stimulates the immune system ; vitamin E reduces the risk of infection . It is advisable to use sea buckthorn syrup and sea buckthorn juice to strengthen your immune defenses for tired, overworked or convalescent people, school children, athletes and smokers – but also in the fall, to strengthen the body and prepare you to face the cold season.

Sea buckthorn juice is drunk diluted in a glass of water or fruit juice at the rate of 1 tablespoon of juice 2 to 3 times a day before meals, for 3 to 6 weeks. The sea ​​buckthorn syrup is prepared from the extract of the bay juice in order to collect the active substances. Rich in natural vitamin C and beta-carotene, it helps the body in particular to fight against the effect of free radicals . It is an excellent tonic which helps the body to regain its vitality and to strengthen its natural defenses .


Arnaud. C. (Doctor of Pharmacy)

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