Immunity-Boosting Herbs and Spices

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These herbs and spices can prevent or help shorten illnesses
Immunity-Boosting Herbs and Spices
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Immunity-Boosting Herbs and Spices

Immunity-Boosting Herbs and Spices

Immunity-Boosting Herbs and Spices
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The best defense against a cold or cough may be hidden in your spice rack and not the medicine cabinet! In addition to their food-flavoring properties, herbs and spices have long been used for their medicinal properties.

Black Pepper

Black Pepper
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Black pepper is a natural anti-inflammatory and helps maintain a healthy colon. But those susceptible to kidney stones should not over-do black pepper, as it is high in oxalate, which can create stones.

Cayenne

Cayenne
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Cayenne pepper is a powerful antiseptic. The next time you have a sore throat, mix some cayenne pepper into warm water with a bit of lemon juice to kill off those nasty virus germs. Click here for our best cayenne recipes.

Cardamom

Cardamom
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Cardamom is a staple spice in Indian cuisine and is also one of the most expensive spices in the world. This flavorful pod contains manganese, which can help boost virus-fighting cells. Click here for our best cardamom recipes.

Garlic

Garlic
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Garlic contains powerful antibacterial properties that can help treat fungal infections and viruses such as the common cold. Click here for our best garlic recipes.

Ginger

Ginger
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Ginger is a powerful root that helps settle an upset stomach, decreases inflammation, and can shorten the length of sore throats and colds. Make a quick ginger tea by boiling fresh ginger in water or add it to your next stir-fry. Click here for our best ginger recipes.

Oregano

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Whether you add it to tomato sauce or take oregano oil as a supplement, this peppery herb helps fight sore throats and even parasite infections. Click here for our best oregano recipes.

Peppermint

Peppermint
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Peppermint is an amazing digestive aid, and can actually help your tummy troubles in the long run. Click here for our best peppermint recipes.

Rosemary

Rosemary
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Rosemary has antifungal properties as well as tons of antioxidants. Bonus: rosemary’s antioxidants also help protect skin’s elasticity. Click here for our best rosemary recipes.

Thyme

Thyme
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Thyme is a member of the mint family and has antiviral, antibacterial, and antibiotic properties. Click here for our best thyme recipes.

Turmeric

Turmeric
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A staple in Indian curries, brightly colored turmeric has been used as a cure-all. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant is used as an anti-inflammatory and to help treat everything from heartburn to dental disease. Click here to see our best turmeric recipes.