RAISE YOUR DEFENSES WITH HERBS AND SPICES
Stimulating our body's defense system
The immune system is one of the many mechanisms of action within the human body that still amazes scientists and the general public with its potential and efficiency. The immune system involves a complex network of cells and organs that synchronize their responses to protect and defend the body from infections and diseases. This defense system has the ability to remember threats against which it has fought. In addition, it has an advanced communication system that allows it to trigger immediate responses to emergency situations by activating immune cells and recruiting others.
In modern times, however, the amount of GMO products, herbicide and pesticide residues, radioactivity, and other harmful chemicals in food make it increasingly difficult for that defense system to function effectively.
For all this, and to achieve a healthy life in a healthy body, it has been shown that we can stimulate our immune system so that it is better prepared and trained through adequate nutrition, sufficient rest, and less stress.
Organic foods: herbs, plants and species that contribute to your health
The year 2020 taught us how important it is to take care of our health and maintain a stable immune system to protect us from viruses and diseases. After doing some research, at Casa Eguía we want to bring you some herbs and spices to help you strengthen your defenses.
Anise is a spice that helps us strengthen the immune system. This is due to a substance called lignin, which has been shown to be effective in fighting virus infections, as it could inhibit its spread in the body. Anise favors the respiratory system due to its anti-inflammatory and expectorant properties, it is ideal for ailments related to coughing, bronchitis or the flu. However, its consumption should be sporadic and moderate, since in large quantities it can be lethal.
This species has beneficial medicinal properties to improve digestion and protect the liver. In addition, thanks to the curcumin substance it contains, turmeric is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. You can read more about the properties and benefits of turmeric, here. https://bit.ly/39R7kG1
It comes in 3 variants (American, Siberian and Asian), the most popular and well-known is the Asian one that includes Chinese and Korean ginseng, the latter being in high demand. Korean ginseng is the most popular and is considered a “hot” herb for stimulating energy. It is consumed to improve circulation, increase blood flow, revitalize the body, and in general, as an energizer. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties.
Echinacea or echinacea
This herb can be taken as a tea or in infusions to strengthen the immune system and combat respiratory diseases such as bronchitis, pharyngitis, etc., It is used to treat sore throats and swollen tonsils, diphtheria, gingivitis, ear infections and even malaria. It is a very powerful medicinal herb.
One of the oldest and most popular species in the world, it is ideal for controlling blood sugar levels, which is why it is recommended for diabetics. Additionally, cinnamon oil has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It's a good natural disinfectant when mixed with hydrogen peroxide or water.
Cardamom is a species popularly known for its properties to combat bad breath, but it is useful for many other things. Cardamom is another species with antioxidant and antidiabetic properties. It is worth mentioning that this species is a rich source of calcium, which is why it helps the health of bones and cartilage and treats problems such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
Thyme is a spice widely used for medicinal purposes since ancient times. This is because its properties are beneficial in the treatment and prevention of respiratory problems, such as colds or asthma. This species has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it can be used as a spice, oil or in infusions.
ginger is one of the best species to raise our body's defenses. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, it soothes pain and inflammatory pathologies thanks to gingerol; Added to this, ginger promotes blood circulation and strengthens the immune system. If you want to find out more about its properties, visit our article about it.
Prepare your body for combat with a healthy arsenal
There are battles our bodies will have to fight, times when we may be more vulnerable to infection and disease. When our body needs a boost to fight off disease we can't always afford to go out and get it, nor do we have to spend on expensive synthetic medications. The first line of battle has to be prevention, and for that nature offers us many options in plants, herbs and species.
Many of these herbs, species and plants listed in the article can be easily found at Casa Eguia in any of the presentations of your choice, such as turmeric ginger green tea or the ginseng and lemon matcha</a >. Check our offer of species here and choose the one you like and need the most. We also have many other healthy and delicious products from teas in bulk, gourmet, organic, in pyramids, in bags, and even Chai and Matcha.
Due to the pandemic situation we are experiencing, we want to be aware of your pocket and your circumstances, that is why we bring you a limited opportunity with any order from €30, shipping will be totally free.