Supporting your immune system is most important during the cool winter months. Herbal tea blends are a great way to keep warm, stay hydrated and keep those lurgies at bay. You may have tried some of our tea blends at one of our Wellnation Clinics. Our favourite blend for winter is the Immunity Tea, made with Echinacea, lemongrass and rosehips.
Echinacea stimulates immune function and enhances the body’s ability to fight off infections. It is a great herb for upper respiratory infections and can help speed up recovery time.
Lemongrass is commonly used as a culinary herb in south-east Asian cooking. It contains various flavonoid compounds that provide anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. One particular flavonoid found in lemongrass is quercetin, which is known to inhibit histamine release from immune cells, thus lemongrass is also a useful herb in easing allergy-related symptoms.
Rosehips are the nourishing little fruits that form once a rose flower blooms and then drops it petals. These gems are highly nutritive, and rich in the immune boosting nutrient, vitamin C. Aside from Rosehips pleasantly sweet and slightly tart taste, its use in tea blends or herbal tonics provides anti-inflammatory and astringent actions. These properties are helpful in reducing inflammation, relieving congestion and decreasing excessive mucus secretions.
is just one of many herbal tea blends that our naturopathic student
practitioners are able to create for natural immune support. Book an