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Three years ago, the world was changed forever by the infectious COVID-19. Schools and jobs closed down, people huddled inside, clinging to their pillows, watching the news with bated breath. There was nothing to do besides waiting for some sort of ending or sign of hope.COVID had completely upended everyone’s everyday lives.

Now, in 2022, COVID is still a prevalent issue. it is made more so frightening by the variants which keep spawning around us. We must be prepared for this to continue on into the future, but how? With vaccines and booster shots, our lives have begun to find a new normal, but did you know that along with those shots there are other ways to boost your immune system? Plant medicine has existed for thousands of years, so why not return to those simple roots to aid our fight against COVID?

Together with your fully vaccinated and boosted immune system, you too can try various herbal remedies to strengthen your body against sickness! So get your shots, grab your pencils, and let’s learn more about how plant medicine and herbal remedies can help you strengthen your immunity!

Immunity

When dealing with a pandemic, strengthening your immunity should be your number one priority! An immune system left unsupported is open to infection from any sort of bacteria, virus, or cold. Lucky for you, there are countless natural remedies that can help strengthen your immune system!

A classic immune system-boosting herb is the Elderberry. Being both delicious and well-loved as a flu-fighting supplement, elderberry offers strength to the immune system without hindering other processes. In the same vein, Echinacea is a beautiful flowering plant that increases the production of white blood cells and spleen cells. These two types of cells are very important parts of the immune system’s process. The more you have, the less likely foreign invaders like COVID are able to easily pass through your body.

Berries for immunity

There are a variety of mushrooms that also help boost white blood cell production and general immunity! Turkey Tail is a delicious and nutritious fungi that aid in the production of white blood cells, T cells (bone marrow white blood cells), and macrophages (cells that help detect foreign bodies). Combine this mushroom with Chaga, which has the antiviral component betulin, for an amazing mushroom medley sure to pack a punch against COVID.

If you wish to have an overall supplement to aid in immunity, consider trying Tollovid. These capsules, concocted from mixing together various plant-based ingredients, contain all you need for healthy white blood cell production and immunity strengthening. Just remember, moderation is key– overdoing immunity care may have a detrimental effect on your body! Be safe and healthy with your consumption of herbal remedies!

Supplements, Vitamins, and at-Home Remedies

Finally, not everyone has the means to go out and start a whole new cabinet just for their herbal remedies. So, let’s work with what you may already have at home! Supplements like Vitamin C, B, D, and Zinc not only boost mood and energy but can considerably help your immune system grow and keep your body fit and healthy. You can find vitamin gummies or capsules at any major drug store or grocery store. 

Take a peek around your kitchen. Find any Apple Cider Vinegar? How about some Garlic or Green Tea? These simple ingredients, when used correctly, can help prepare your body for whatever the pandemic might throw at you. Taking a diluted shot of apple cider vinegar (1 part ACV to 2 parts water) can help balance the acid levels within your body. Garlic is a well-known aid to preventing colds, just swallow a spoonful of freshly chopped garlic raw with some honey and feel the magic happen. As for green tea,  it is both antimicrobial and antioxidant.

Honey can help strengthen your immune system

Living On with COVID-19

There are countless remedies that can help build your immunity and protect your body from this raging pandemic. COVID may yet become our new normal, but that does not mean we shouldn’t try and defend ourselves against it! Learn the combined power of vaccines with natural remedies to strengthen your immunity. You too can combat the COVID-19 and its variants before they even pose a threat to you!

Frankie Kavakich

FrankieKavakich

Frankie Kavakich is a published prose and poetry writer and a practicing witch whose love for the occult and horror permeates their everyday life. For eight years, they have studied a variety of practices including kitchen witchery, chaos magick, divination, manifestation, and brujería. Within their writing, Frankie features numerous topics ranging from ghosts and spirits to the importance of community and reliance on nature's bounty. Their great grandmother Nilda was a healer from the rain forests of Puerto Rico, and Frankie is endlessly inspired by the gentle hands and kind hearts of their ancestors.

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