Herbal Supplements for Immune Support
Boosting your immunity is more important than ever. When finding the right herbal supplements, it can be hard to know what is the best for you and what supplements will be most effective. HerbBox has compiled the best supplements to boost your day to day immunity. After clinical lab research, HerbBox has brought the top three supplements to the The Acacia.
The staple in the The Acacia by HerbBox is the Elderberry Tincture, containing up to a 30 day supple. Elderberry tinctures are known to contain the strongest antiviral effects. The synergistic effects from the extraction of the elderberries contain a higher concentration of proteins that prevent viruses from entering cells.
It is recommended as a tonic throughout the cold and flu season and may also be used as a tonic for arthritis and rheumatism.
Elderberry tincture has been demonstrated effective in symptom reduction of cold, flu, and upper respiratory infections.
When adding elderberry to your daily supplement routine for its immune system boosting properties, a few drops under the tongue can drastically help with daily immunity.
The second component of The Acacia by HerbBox is Echinacea capsules. Echinacea has been used for its ability to boost the immune system and battle the symptoms of the common cold or flu. Echinacea is a plant whose roots and leaves have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes.
Echinacea had been know to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiviral properties and as an immune-strengthening agent. Avoid this product if you are allergic to sunflowers or daisy-like flowers.
Oregano Oil Extract
Also in The Acacia by HerbBox is Oregano Oil Extract. Oregano oil and the carvacrol it contains may help fight bacteria. One study compared the antioxidant content of 39 commonly used herbs, and found that oregano oil had the highest concentration of antioxidants.
Oregano oil also has 42x the antioxidant level of apples and 4x that of blueberries, gram per gram. This is thought to be mostly due to its rosmarinic acid content.
Unlike the herb you cook with, commercially-prepared oregano oil is highly concentrated. It’s easy to take too much or to use it for too long. When used as directed, oregano oil should be safe. In excessively high doses, it may have detrimental effects. This may be due in part to thymol, one of the phenols it contains. In high doses, thymol is a mild irritant which might affect the skin or internal organs. It can cause:
- gastric distress
- central hyperactivity (inappropriate talkativeness)
Thymol may also be irritating or corrosive to the skin and eyes. Oregano oil should never be applied to broken skin or used on or near the eyes.
Oregano oil may cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you’re allergic to oregano or to other plants in the Lamiaceae family, such as mint, sage, basil, and lavender, don’t use oregano oil.
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