Though invisible and easy to take for granted, our immunity is what keeps us going. Without immunity we would always be sickly and lacking in energy to take on our day to day activities like work, raising families, and keeping our homes in top condition. Though our bodies have natural immunity, there is nothing wrong with boosting it with safe products like these ones below.
This combo, is informally known as the wonder-working combo. Cut the lemon into tiny pieces and do the same for the ginger. Then add on hot water and drink. Take this mixture as a matter of habit and your respiratory system as well as overall body immunity will thank you for it with time.
Is there anything honey cannot solve really? You can opt to take spoonfuls of raw honey or mix it with the combo above. Honey has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and so many other benefits and the good thing is that it comes naturally sweetened so no need to bombard the body with artificial sugars.
This is my personal favourite. It not only helps keep your respiratory system clear, it also stimulates your mouth with all sorts of exciting flavours. Put crushed ginger in a cup before you pour tea in it. A very important thing to note here however, is that you ought to be careful not to put too much sugar in the tea. I would recommend half your usual amount of sugar, or no sugar at all. Too much sugar has never been a friend to our bodies.
Again, this can be used with any of the remedies above, or if you can stand the strong flavour, just chew on a raw pellet every once in a while. Garlic is a superfood with many nutrients that boost the immune system and therefore can be used both for preventive and corrective purposes. Use it as a spice in food if the taste of it raw is too strong for you. It still gives almost the same results.
Like garlic, turmeric also contains compounds with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used as a spice in food or added to warm milk to help fight the flu. Caution should be taken not to use it in excess because this may result into stomach upsets, diarrhoea, nausea and dizziness.
Traditional herbal medicines
These are medicines that have been researched for hundreds upon hundreds of years and whose efficacy has been proven to work to boost immunity and to treat many diseases. That is how our ancestors kept their health intact without modern medicine. One such example of these traditional medicines is Healthouself formular 3 and Healthouself formula 5. These two which are marketed in Kenya by XRP Medical Kenya are for prevention against flu, colds and nosocomial infections and for the treatment of viral pneumonias, severe respiratory infections and zoonotic infections.
XRP Medical Kenya is approved and certified by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board so Kenyans can be assured of their safety. For that extra boost in immunity, check their website to know more about them. They are also available on Jumia and other pharmaceutical distributors.