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Herbs for Colds - Fight Sickness with Natural Supplements

WTHN Team/07.10.20

Herbs for Colds - Fight Sickness with Natural Supplements

Have you ever relied on the power of plants and all-natural herbal remedies when you’ve been feeling a little “under the weather?” We’ve all been there! But luckily, natural supplements packed with powerful herbs can truly help your body’s natural healing processes and can restore its natural balance. 

WTHN offers many types of organic herbal supplements that can be taken individually or in proven combinations to help promote wellness and healing. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to keep yourself and your family healthy and productive!

Various herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years because herbalists and other practitioners in alternative and complementary medicine have seen the amazing healing effects they can have on our bodies.

It’s no secret that herbal medicine is used to assist, restore, and rebalance the forces within the body to encourage health and healing. While herbs can be gathered from many different parts of plants, from the roots, to the flowers, to the leaves, to the stems, to the bark, to the seeds, many of them can be combined and work together to promote wellness and healing for the body, mind, and soul.

So, what all-natural herbal supplements can help your body’s immune function as well as promote overall health and healing? Let’s take a sneak peek at a few of the most popular options available today.

Siberian Ginseng 

Siberian ginseng has traditionally been used to boost your immune system and is an energizer that is gentler on your system than caffeine.* It’s known as an adaptogen which is a compound that helps your body deal more efficiently and effectively with stress.* It can also help support cognitive function and mental clarity, so you can think clearly throughout the day.* It can be difficult to focus on everything happening in the world right now, so any herbal remedy that can help with focus and supported immune function is good news. 

On its own, Siberian ginseng has also been seen to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.* However, as mentioned previously, herbs are often used in combination formulas to help enhance their healing power and qualities. 

Astragalus Root 

Astragalus root comes from a specific type of bean, and while there are thousands of different species, only two are primarily used in most supplements. Those ones are Astragalus membranaceus and mongholicus. Did you know that Astragalus has been used in ancient Chinese remedies for thousands of years because of all of the powerful benefits in that tiny root? Even back then, herbalists recognized how useful herbal remedies could be for your body, especially when it comes to maintaining overall health and wellness. 

Astragalus root has antioxidant effects,* which helps your body defend itself against free radicals, which are compounds that can cause damage to cells across your whole body if not properly controlled. And while you can’t stop the production of free radicals since they’re a natural part of many cellular processes, antioxidants can stabilize them and prevent them from doing damage to healthy cells. 

Astragalus can be taken as an all-natural supplement to support the immune system, liver function, and heart health.* It can also exert positive benefits holistically due to its antioxidant effects.* Clearly, this root is a win-win for everyone!

When paired with other all-natural herbal remedies, Astragalus root can also support your white blood cells in particular.* Why is this a good thing, you ask? White blood cells are essential components of your immune system, acting as your body’s primary defenders against foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses.

You can find the super immune booster astragalus root in our Can’t Touch This, which can work alongside reishi mushrooms to give your immune system the support it needs to function at its best so you can stay untouchable!* You can take 2-3 tablets twice a day in addition to other vitamins and medications, with or without good. It’s best to take a proactive approach and start taking immune support one to two weeks before cold season or before traveling to equip yourself as best you can!

What to Remember 

When it comes to fighting sickness and disease, most people realize the power that all-natural herbal remedies can bring to the table. 

But as with everything else in life, you can always have too much of a good thing. So, while herbs are great for promoting health and wellness, you need to take them in moderation. It’s important to always follow the daily dosage and frequency recommendations from your doctor and check with them to make sure your newly introduced herbal supplements wont interfere with any pre-existing medical conditions or current medication routines. 

Always remember that when introducing a new herbal remedy to your body, allergic reactions are possible, though unlikely. Herbal remedies consumed in the proper dosages are usually quite safe, so partner with your doctor to discuss adding herbal supplements like Astragalus root and Siberian ginseng to your daily regimen to help ward off any sickness that may come your way and promote optimum healing for a healthier you!

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For more herbally-derived immune supporting power, check out our Kick It blend! It’s WTHN’s take on the traditional Chinese formula Yin Chiao, including herbs to support lung health, respiratory health, metabolism, and of course, overall immune system function!*

*FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. WTHN’s products are not intended to cure, treat, diagnose, or prevent any disease. 

Sources

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319084

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.2650090804

https://www.webmd.com/heart/astragalus-root-heart-benefits-side-effects#1

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/astragalus

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