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Getting sick a lot? Need to boost you immune system?
Have you been feeling sick lately? Do you have a cold, a sore throat or just feel ill? Are you sick of taking anti-biotics and other medications? Whether you are currently sick, or just want to boost your immune system, these are the top 5 herbs to do so.
Oil of Oregano...
The anti-inflammatory spice of life
You are probably most familiar with turmeric as a spice used in Indian cuisine for flavor and color. However, turmeric can also be used medicinally. The most powerful use for it is as an anti-inflammatory.
Turmeric is filled with compounds known as curcuminoids, the most important being curcumin. Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric that gives it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In fact, it is believed to be better at reducing swelling than most pharmaceutical medications. Due to this, turmeric is can be effective at reducing joint pain and arthritis discomfort.
Along with reducing inflammation, turmeric may also prevent cancer. Laboratory studies have shown curcumin to reduce the growth of cancerous cells and inhibit the growth of tumors in test animals. Since curcumin also has antioxidant properties, it is also effective at destroying free radicals in your body. It has also been shown to
stimualate your body's own antioxidant enzymes so that, they too, will decrease free radicals.