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Immunity: Herbs and Spices

March 6, 2014

Diet-health connections are coming increasingly into focus as, globally, many chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and obesity are increasing.  As a result of this there has been a move to functional and nutraceutical foods.

Augmenting immunity via functional foods is explored by Sultan et al in a review. The immune system is critical in maintaining the body’s internal biochemical equilibrium.

A range of plants have been identified as immuno-modulating agents.  This interesting review  highlights herbs and spices such as Green Tea (Camellia sinensis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra),  as natural immune boosters.   These are key ingredients used by The Wise Herb Company.

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“…some of these plants carry free radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory activities that are helpful against cancer insurgence…”

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