With fall comes all kinds of seasonal threats. This is because some strains of colds and flus are more active in the fall and spring. For this reason, it’s important to keep your immune system functioning at its best.
There are lots of ways to boost your immunity naturally from the comfort of your home.
One way to increase your immunity during cold and flu season is by using spices.
The great thing about spices is that you don’t have to take them like you would take medicine.
You can add them to your favorite foods and beverages. This makes it easy to include them in your everyday life.
Here are my top three favorite fall spices to help keep your immune system strong!
Cloves are a sweet and spicy addition to any recipe. While cloves are typically used in pumpkin-based desserts, they can be used in a variety of dishes, including meats, fruits, and more.
Cloves are full of vitamins, minerals in flavonoids, and a powerful concentration of eugenol…., making them perfect for fighting seasonal threats among others.
Cloves are known in phytotherapy for their action:
- Analgesic (used against dental pain)
- Anti-inflammatory (act in the relief of muscle pain and rheumatism)
- Anti-parasitic action.
Which makes them perfect for fighting against seasonal threats.
It is necessary to mention its strong taste which raises a need for parsimony in terms of quantity used each time.
One of my favorite hot drinks in winter and if I feel a cold coming is an infusion of lemon peel, 1 small cloves, 1 aniseed star and a touch of honey.
It should be pointed out that people with high blood pressure or liver problems should avoid cloves or at least consult their doctor or naturopath.
Turmeric is a favorite all year round, but it can be a great addition to all your fall recipes. It’s popular in alternative medicine, and it has been for centuries. Curcumin is in turmeric and can help with inflammation and infection. You can try making an at-home turmeric tea or golden milk latte to boost your immunity.
There are two types of cardamom—green and black. Both green and black cardamom can boost your immunity. Black cardamom is very effective when it comes to fighting off colds and other seasonal threats. Cardamom oil, which comes from the seeds, can relieve throat soreness too.
To keep seasonal threats at bay this fall, try adding cloves, turmeric, and cardamom to the next dish you prepare.
You can also look for recipes that specifically call for these spices to get you in the fall spirit while prioritizing your health.
Get in the habit of enjoying these fall spices in recipes throughout the cooler months.
By using them on a regular basis, you can keep your immune system functioning at its best and protect yourself from seasonal threats.
Plus, you can continue to use these spices if you happen to get sick as they may help you into a faster recovery.