Immune System

Natural and herbal remedy recipes for promoting immune system


Improve Immune System Recipes


Health preservation and sickness prevention are the main themes in Chinese medicine and strengthening the immune system is the key in achieving these objectives. When the immune system is healthy, it can counteract adverse effects and prevent the development of sickness. It can also enable self-healing and lessen the impact from invading elements.

It has been known for many decades that sugar depresses the immune system. It was only in the 70s that they found out that vitamin C was needed by white blood cells so that they could phagocytize bacteria and viruses. White blood cells require a fifty times higher concentration, at least inside the cell as outside, so they have to accumulate vitamin C. Vitamin C and glucose have similar chemical structure and they compete for one another upon entering the cells. If there is more glucose around then less vitamin C will be allowed into the cell. Therefore, a low sugar diet is absolutely necessary to enable more vitamin C to get into the cells and increase immune function. 

Following a diet rich in antioxidants is also essential to support good immune function. Abundant in many fruits and vegetables, antioxidants combat free radicals which can damage DNA and suppress the immune system. Choosing healthy omega-3 fatty acids available in oily fish and flax seeds over saturated fats found in meat and dairy products can help increasing your immune functions.


Foods for Boosting the Immune System:

Eggs

Egg yolks are loaded with choline, which is proven to help combat breast cancer.

Green Tea

Green tea can slow down the growth of cancer cell. Drink green tea after each meal can kill germs growth in mouth and can increase elasticity of arteries.

Mushrooms 

They are loaded with antioxidants, riboflavin, selenium and other nutrients that keep the immune system healthy, help stave off cancer and prevent cancer growth. Wood-ear mushroom has blood thinning effect like aspirin which can prevent blood clog without the side effect,

Korean Ginseng

They can prevent cancer, calm nerve and treat neural disorder, treat low blood pressure, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and skin disease. 

Cooked tomato

They prevent uterus, prostate, bladder and pancreatic cancer. Tangerine tomatoes are a little-known species, distinctive for their orange color. They have a better form of lycopene which is particularly effective in fighting breast, prostate, ovarian, cervical and colon cancer. It also can treat and prevent cataracts, muscular degeneration, diabetes, and more.

Garlic

It is the most inexpensive common food that can give your immune system a boost. Add a couple of spoons of minced garlic to your steamed rice or fired rice, or to your daily cooking can help your body to prevent cold, fight virus and kill bacteria.  

Water

Drinking plenty of water and steering clear of sugary beverages, like soda and energy drinks, may also help fend off infection by flushing out your system.

Herbs

Many tonic herbs have superior properties that have long been known to enhance the immunity of the body. Mushroom, ginseng, ling-zhi, cordyceps, Chinese yam, dang-shen, astragalus and many of the common herbs are part of the Chinese diet to boost our immune system.


All Immune System Recipes:

Herbal Red Dates Tea (2501)

Strengthen immune functions

Astragalus, Black Beans and Dates Tea (2502)

Strengthen body constitution, improve energy and body resistance

Winter vegetables and Mushroom Soup (2503)

Promote general health and improve immune system

Deng shen, Broomrape and Chicken Soup (2504)

Invigorate kidney, strengthen lung energy and immune system

Notoginseng, American Ginseng and Pig Lung Soup (2505)

Treat chronic sinusitis, improve immune system

Ling-chi Mushroom & Pork Soup (2506)

Strengthen immune function and promote general health