Keeping our immune system healthy and fit is one of the top priorities. Our Nature provided us some of the astonishing plants, which help us to build our immunity. Here are some of the amazing plants that can help in boosting your immunity.
Scientific name:Ocimum tenuiflorum
Tulsi is the “queen of herbs” because of its healing powers.It is the medicinal plant and has been used in Ayurvedic and Siddha practices more than 3000 years, this ancient herb is known to have a huge significance in the Indian culture. It is native to the Indian subcontinent.
It has been known to treat many different common health conditions such as common cold, lowers blood pressure, helps in respiratory disease, used as an antiseptic, analgesic, and has antioxidant properties.
Scientific name: Tinospora cordifolia
Giloy is the herb that is used in Ayurveda practices for centuries. In Sanskrit, it is known as ‘Amrita’ which means ‘the root of immortality’ because of its abundant medical properties. Some of the benefits of giloy are: Boost immunity, treat chronic fever, improves digestion, treats diabetes, reduces stress and anxiety, fights respiratory problems, treats arthritis, reduces asthmatic symptoms, improves vision, reduces signs of aging. Giloy is a natural herbal remedy for most of the common health problems.
Scientific name: Withania somnifera
Withania somnifera is a plant from the nightshade family native to the Indian subcontinent. It is more commonly known as ashwagandha, Indian ginseng, or winter cherry. It is the small shrub, with small pale green flower with red berries.
Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years, in Sanskrit the word Ashwagandha means “smell of horses” (Ashwa-horse and Gandha-smell), it has a distinct smell, described as horse-like. This shrub has many healing medicinal properties. Some of the health benefits of Ashwagandha are: reduces blood sugar levels, Anti-carcinogenic , Improves heart health, boosts immunity, reduces cortisol levels and stress, helps in muscle building.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species. It is an evergreen perennial, it originates from the Arabian Peninsula but grows wild in the tropical and semi-tropical regions around the world. It is mainly cultivated for medicinal uses and the most widely used herbal remedies for skin conditions. This is because the gel-like components of the plant are known to heal the skin from a variety of minor ailments.
Aloe Vera is packed full of immune-boosting polysaccharides which help the immune system to behave properly. Aloe vera juice helps in so many ways to increase immunity in the immune system.
Scientific name: Phyllanthus Emblica
It is a medium-sized deciduous tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae, commonly known as Indian gooseberry, emblic myrobalans, and Amla (in Hindi). Amla is an excellent source of vitamin c, hence it helps to boost immunity, metabolism and prevents viral and bacterial ailments, including cold and cough. It is the main ingredient in Chawanprash, an Ayurvedic concoction to boost the immune system.
Scientific name: Azadirachta indica
Neem belongs to the mahogany family Meliaceae and is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is typically grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem is known for its pesticidal and insecticidal properties, but people also use it in hair and dental products. It possesses both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that help keep your skin clean, radiant, and healthy. Neem also has blood-purifying properties and makes immune system strong and healthy.