Many people with autoimmune diseases will try just about anything. After reading Montel Williams’ book, Climbing Higher, I started taking Tumeric. There are herbs that many swear buy. Many Rheumatologists may say not to take them; many will say they won’t do anything; and many will say to try. If the first one is yours before diving into these herbs you may want to talk with a professional especially if you are taling other medications.
This was found on the following site: http://ayurveda.ygoy.com/2010/12/28/amazing-herbs-for-immune-system-health/
Astragalus: This herb is regarded as the top choice for the health of immune cells. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting properties. It restores the T-cell function, which is the most important function of this herb. The ability to boost the immune system is suited for people suffering with autoimmune disorders.
Cat’s Claw: The presence of alkaloids stimulate the white blood cells by defending the body against the bacterial or viral attack. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antioxidant and antiviral properties.
Echinacea: The National Geographic Desk Reference to Nature’s Medicine and their studies state that echinacea contains components that stimulates the immune system to fight against the viral, bacterial and fungal infections. It also strengthens the blood vessels, reduces inflammation, fights against and damages the free radicals, stimulates the production of interferon, increases the white blood cells in circulation. It also prevents skin damage due to sun rays. This herb has many properties and is used widely in ayurvedic medicine.
Elderberry: This herb is a strong enhancer of the immune system and increases the antibody production. This is true because it is used to treat upper respiratory infections. It is also thought to act against some viruses and to cure many of the viral infections.
Ginseng: It is also called Asian ginseng and this herb also boosts the immune system by activating certain white blood cells. The Siberian ginseng is also regarded as an immune stimulant. This herb was used mainly during prolonged periods of stress and vigorous physical activity. It targets the T-cells natural killer cells that are required for boosting the immune health. This herb is also used in certain autoimmune diseases.
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