From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Immunity:

  • Barberry Root
  • Barley Grass
  • Cats Claw
  • Cayenne
  • Dandelion Root
  • Echinacea Angustifolia
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Elderberry
  • Garlic
  • Goldenseal Root
  • Green Tea
  • Honeysuckle
  • Licorice Root
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Onion
  • Oregon Grape Root
  • Pau Darco
  • Quercetin
  • Red Clover
  • Reishi Mushroom
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Siberian Ginseng

Natural Cures and Remedies for Immunity

Many vitamins and minerals are needed for normal functioning of the immune system, and suboptimal levels of nutrients and deficiencies impair the normal programming of immunity.

Based on all of these studies, you might think that vitamin E can suppress immunity and increase the risk of infections. However, the opposite appears to be true, suggesting that vitamin E plays a role in regulating normal immune responses. Simin Nikbin Meydani, D.V.M., Ph.D., of Tufts University, gave seventy-eight healthy seniors various amounts of vita-vitamin e to extinguish the flames of inflammation

Barberry Root, Barley Grass, Cats Claw, Cayenne, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Elderberry, Garlic, Goldenseal Root, Green Tea, Honeysuckle, Licorice Root, Marshmallow Root, Onion, Oregon Grape Root, Pau Darco, Quercetin, Red Clover, Reishi Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, Siberian Ginseng

The seeds of eggplant ( baingan ) are stimulant. According to Dr. Sanyal of Calcutta, intake of half a gram to one gram of these seeds daily for three days will help develop immunity against measles for one year.

could stimulate the immune system, shorten the duration of a cold, and build up long-term immunity protection for the body. But only one of these claims is true. Echinacea does stimulate the immune system, but only for a short duration—a protective blast, so to speak. It gives you a sudden, quick blast of fighter cells to nip the very begin-nings of a cold or flu. So, for example, if your o?cemate has been coughing and sneezing, take the echinacea, and take it often, for a day or two. Is the hint of a sore throat signaling that you’re about to get a cold? Take the echinacea. But if the cold isn’t nipped, and two days later it’s still there, no matter how big or small, put the echinacea down and choose more appropriate herbs for treating a cold. Colds and flus rarely enter the body and hover—they come in, go deeper, and blossom.

Some studies have indicated that lecithin increases the gamma globulin in the blood. This helps fight infection. It provides an increased immunity against pneumonia. It has also been found to lower blood pressure in some people. IN combination with vitamin E, it has proved helpful in lowering the requirements of insulin in diabetics. It has also proved valuable in the treatment of certain skin ailments, including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

Cancers are caused by mutations, or changes, in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that programs cell behavior. These mutations generally occur in two ways: through random transcriptional errors when cells normally replicate, and through free-radical damage to DNA. These errors permanently alter the cells’genetic instructions—analogous to being told to turn right on a street instead of left. The immune system recognizes and destroys most abnormal cells, but some are able to evade normal immunity.