5 Ways to Boost Your Immunity Over Christmas
’Tis the season for blocked noses, sore throats and feeling run down. Here’s how to boost immunity, ward off colds, and stay well.
Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote the production of antibodies and reduce the severity of infection, andrographis has anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic properties. Pukka
Herbs are currently working with the University of Southampton on a clinical trial to prescribe andrographis to NHS patients in 20 GP surgeries across the UK to soothe symptoms of coughs, sore throats and sinusitis. We can’t wait to find out the results.
There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup on a grey November day – and bone broth is perfect for a speedy, nourishing supper, rich in collagen and amino acids. Bring the broth to the boil, add organic seasonal vegetables like chard or purple sprouting broccoli and throw in some noodles or grains for sustenance for a fridge-to-table meal in under 20 minutes.
Propolis – a resin-like substance made by bees to protect the hive from disease – is the ultimate immunity booster due to its potent antimicrobial properties. Raw Pot’s propolis is sourced in Transylvania and is raw and untreated, for maximum health benefits.
When we don’t carve out time to rest and recharge, we often get run down. We recommend starting your relaxing evening ritual with a long, hot bath enhanced with a few drops of organic eucalyptus oil to help aid better sleep and clear sinuses.
DRINK YOUR VITAMINS
Always go for fresh or cold pressed juice over concentrate, or make your own. We like to juice an array of fruit and veg, including beetroot for its iron and magnesium, carrots and apples for
vitamin C and ginger in order to reduce inflammation.
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