If there is one thing that viruses and bacteria like Ebola, SARS, H1N1 and MRSA have shown, it is that modern medicine cannot always kill today’s superbugs. Those with the weakest immune systems perish while the healthiest recover.
Unfortunately, in the event of a global pandemic, there will be no way to guarantee that modern medicine will even work, but you can give yourself a fighting chance by doing everything you can to boost your immune system to aid your body’s natural defenses.
I have already written a special report called “Survive in the Age of Superbugs,” which can be downloaded for free at the following link by signing up for my newsletter. As I have written before, this 10-page PDF report is not comprehensive but gives you a good overview of what’s available to boost your immune system and ensure good health should a terrible tragedy strike in your neck of the woods.
The following are the top five herbs that you should experiment with to help give your immune system the kick it needs to help stave off disease.
This powerful herb encourages white blood cells and lymphocytes to attack invading microbes, increasing both the number and activity of the defending cells.
Olive leaf extract fights colds and flus, increases energy, stabilizes blood sugar, lowers blood pressure and, surprisingly, aids against autoimmune disorders.
The common spice turmeric contains curcumin, which has notable antioxidant properties. It also has antibacterial, antiinflammatory, and gastrointestinal health benefits. Animal studies on this herb have revealed that turmeric can protect the liver from alcohol, toxins and other pollutants
Reishi is a popular herb in Chinese medicine that is commonly prescribed by Chinese herbal medicine doctors to help in longevity and overall health. Studies have shown that reishi strengthens immunity and even helps combat cancer. It has antioxidant properties and provides relief from urinary tract infections.
This herb from Peru is commonly used for gastrointestinal problems, but it also works wonders on stimulating the immune response to help ward off infections and disease.
These five important herbs are not just helpful during a pandemic. They can also be used to fight off the common cold, stomach bugs and the flu naturally. And the best thing is, you can grow them at home in your garden or in pots. Seeds can be easily obtained through online sources like Ebay.com and Horizonherbs.com.
By optimizing your health, you can prepare yourself for rough times. Of course, there are no guarantees in life, but at least you can give yourself a fighting chance in the event the worst happens.
Chris DePaulo is a staff writer for Rabble Magazine, focusing on health, nutrition, lifestyles and the environment. To download a free special report on Ebola, sign up for RABBLE’s free e-newsletter on the website, RabbleMagazine.com.