Natural Immunity Boost 🎈

Some points to consider, if you intend to 🎈 boost your immunity naturally against cold and flu symptoms caused by bacteria and viruses:-

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Hygiene. Observe sensible precautions – hand-washing, distancing, cleanliness.

Eat healthily. Avoid processed foods in favour of freshly harvested local fruit and vegetables.

Refined sugar damages the immune system.

Garlic is naturally anti-viral. Also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and blood-thinning. Add to food at the end of cooking to avoid damaging the active enzyme or chose to supplement your diet with Kyolic garlic a specially aged odourless garlic.

Vitamin C has proven anti-viral properties.

The mineral Zinc is vital for immunity. Whole grains and milk products are good sources of zinc. Baked beans, chickpeas, and nuts (like cashews and almonds) also contain zinc.


Consider taking specific anti-viral herbal remedies like elderberry & olive leaf extract.

Colloidal silver is known for centuries for its biocidal properties. It can be sprayed around mouth and nose or taken internally for protection against viruses.

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The well documented and researched Echinacea purpurea makes the immune system more active, better able to combat viruses and bacteria and is very safe for long-term use without any side-effects.

> Echinacea against Coronaviruses
> Research paper on Echinacea’s anti-viral properties.

Ashwagandha Tonic

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Scientific Name/Common Name: Withania somnifera / Ashwagandha

Part used: Root

Constituents/Active Ingredients: Steroidal compounds (withaferin A, sitoindosides), alkaloids (tropane types and isopelletierine, anaferine).

Overview: Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry, has been used medicinally in India for thousands of years. The plant’s Latin name literally means, “sweat of a horse” due to the scent of the roots. In Ayurvedic medicine, its use extends back over 3000 years.

It was traditionally used as a tonic herb for promoting longevity and treating emaciation and for improving reproductive functions of both men and women. Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogen like ginseng, but is not stimulating. It actually has a mild sedative effect, as the somnifera part of its Latin name indicates.

Traditional Use/Benefits/Body Systems: Traditionally used for debility, nervous exhaustion, convalescence after illness, and as a general tonic; also used for reproductive health, as a nerve tonic to aid sleep, and for memory enhancement.

Insect repellent – Citronella

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Citronella and Lemongrass

The essential oils of citronella and lemongrass are very useful insect repellents. They can be used safely in the home, especially in the kitchen, or outdoors in a confined area, tent etc.

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Simply clean a spray bottle thoroughly, add 10-12 drops of lemongrass or/and citronella to a pint of water, shake well and you have an eco-friendly insect repellent which smells pleasantly of lemons. Or use the mixture in an oil burner to keep flies away.

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