Our immune systems are the first line of defence against all those germs that we’re exposed to daily, continually fighting inside our bodies against illness and disease. Your daily habits and routines, such as how much you exercise and sleep, and what foods you eat all have a significant effect on your immune function. Even if you live healthily and make good lifestyle choices, environmental toxins, emotional stress, and simply getting older can all conspire to weaken your immune system.

Ginger, Turmeric, Gingko, Echinacea, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano and Coriander are all herbs that have immune-boosting properties. Traditional Chinese herbalists recommend taking between three and five tablespoons of dried Astragalus root per day as a decoction. Alternatively, swallow a clove of garlic a day to benefit from its antibacterial and antiviral properties and powerful antioxidant effect. Garlic actively boosts the immune system.

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Echinaforce by A Vogel
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Produced using extracts of freshly harvested, organically grown Echinacea purpurea, which is said to contain almost 3 times more active substances than are found in dried herbs.


Echinacea Echinacea
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Amount: 50-100g
Latin name: Echinacea purpurea

…alternatively make your own Herbal Tincture to last you the whole winter with our organic dried Echinacea.


AstragalusAstragalus root
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Latin name: Astragalus membranaceus
Amount: 50-100g

…or try a making a Herbal Decoction of Astragalus root to stimulate the natural production of proteins called Interferon, which play an important part in the front line of defence against viral infection.

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