Best teas for immunity
It's a good idea to keep your immune system working at its peak, especially during cold and flu season.
Turns out that simply drinking teas that contain the powerful anti-oxidant, EGCG and the amino acid L-theanine will naturally boost T cell activity and therefore prime your immune system. You'll find the highest concentrations in green, purple and white tea along with some greener Oolong teas.
Herbs that boost the immune system
There are a number of herbs that also have been known to be immune boosters. If you are looking for a caffeine free nighttime drink, consider blends that contain these herbs:
Ginger - Reduces inflammation, increasing circulation and general immune booster
Lemon Balm - Naturally antibacterial and antiseptic herb.
Nettle Leaf - Full of vitamins and minerals, Stimulates the lymph system
Chamomile - Besides being a great herb to help you unwind, chamomile tea contains compounds that may actually increase production of white blood cells, macrophages and B-lymphocytes, which work to destroy viruses, bacteria and fungi
Eleuthero Root - a well known powerful adaptogen, that is an herb that helps the body respond to stress. Great way to support the immune system.
Rosehips - Excellent source of vitamin C.