Upgrade your Immunity with Herbs by Dr. Joseph Mercola

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🌿Herbs and spices!♥️

Before the advent of drugs and medicine, plant remedies were the go-to medicines. They favourably impact your health in several ways. Herbs and spices are richest in antioxidants, dense in vitamins and minerals. Eating a wide array of herbs and spices on a regular basis can go a long way towards preventing chronic illness! 🌿🪴😷

Herbs can:
1. Boost your body’s immune system

2. Fight cancer
There are three herbal constituents in particular that have demonstrated cancer-fighting abilities –

A) Apigenin:
Found in many herbs, including parsley, thyme, chamomile
Eg: drinking camomile tea has been demonstrated to reduce thyroid cancer risk by up to 80%

B) Curcumin:
This primary constituent of turmeric has more evidence to back up anticancer claims than any other nutrient. In India, where turmeric is widely used, prevalence of the four common cancers is 1/10 as high as it is in the United States.

C) Ashwagandha
Traditional Indian herb. Suppresses pathways responsible for several inflammation-based illness, including arthritis, asthma, hypertension, osteoporosis, and cancer.

3. Combat medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease

Curcumin has been found to inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta-amyloid, and reduce inflammation. Ppl with Alzheimer’s have heightened inflammation in the brain. For diabetes, the popular cinnamon helps diabetics deal with insulin sensitivity and glucose transport, and decreases inflammation.

For those with high blood pressure – in one study involving 40 identical twins who had borderline high pressure, olive leaf extract has been shown to significantly lower blood pressure (note: small sample size but props to the identical twin’s fact).

(Source: Book – Upgrade your Immunity with Herbs by Dr. Joseph Mercola)

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