Herbal Remedies - Boost your body's defences
For centuries, people have used herbal remedies to help strengthen their immune systems, especially during the winter months.
Here is a list of our top 5
Echinacea helps increase the body's resistance to infection, making it better able to deal with colds.
Garlic is another winter winner - it is believed to help strengthen your immune system. Odourless
supplements provide a concentrated boost.
Devil's Claw, a shrub found in the desert regions of Southern Africa, is believed to help maintain supple and flexible joints (particularly the back).
Ginkgo Biloba has traditionally been used to aid healthy circulation.
Ginger is another herb, which can be taken in either vitamin form or easily added into your evening meals as a raw ingredient. Ginger tastes great and has many health benefits including aiding digestion and helping to maintain a good circulation.
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