No matter what time of year it is, it’s important that we are continuously working to keep our immune systems strong. Fortunately, there are a variety of natural ways you can give your immunity a boost!
1. Take Time for Tulsi Turmeric Ginger Tea:
Chances are that you have heard about the numerous benefits of both turmeric and ginger. You can’t go online without seeing an article about these powerful herbs come across your screen! ORGANIC INDIA recognised the benefits of these two ingredients and combined them into one delicious and nourishing tea. The USDA Certified Organic Tulsi Turmeric Ginger Tea is just the thing for when you are feeling under-the-weather. Not only does the Tulsi act as an adaptogen, it has nutrients to aid in boosting immunity while promoting tranquillity in your body*. Best of all? It is caffeine, gluten, and GMO-free. With 18 tea bags per box, you will have plenty of tea to help your immunity stay strong during cold and flu season.
2. Find Some Nourishing Sleep:
There has to be a good reason why we sleep, especially if we do it for such a large chunk of our lives. The fact is, our bodies need to rest, repair and recuperate and sleep is the time that all these functions take place. When we lose out on quality sleep, our immunity is often the first thing to suffer. Lack of sleep, for example, makes us prone to catching colds and flu. When our immune system is weak it’s unable to prime itself for an attack and we find that recovering from colds or flu more difficult than usual.
3. Sip a Smoothie:
One of the simplest ways to give your body the nutrients it needs to stay well is by making a smoothie! Smoothies combine a variety of ingredients into one simple drink concoction, making it easy to incorporate leafy greens, healthy fats, and plant-based protein into your diet. You can really rev-up the nutritional value by adding extra ingredients like chia seeds, hemp seeds, and protein powder. One of my favourite smoothie additions is the ORGANIC INDIA Whole Husk Psyllium. Not only will this thicken my smoothies, it gives them a nice boost of beneficial fibre to aid in digestion. Remember, digestion is the foundation for overall health. By keeping our gut healthy, we are ensuring that our immune system will stay strong!
4. Wash your Hands:
Remember when your mother would always tell you to “wash your hands?” Turns out, mum was right! Many studies have shown washing hands with soap and water can reduce your chances of getting a cold, the flu, and other nasty illnesses. Simply use warm water and mild soap to work up a good lather all over your hands. Make sure you don’t forget to wash under your fingernails as this is where a lot of nasty germs can reside.
5. Embrace Plants & Herbs:
We believe our bodies are powerful and fundamentally self-healing. Sometimes, the just need help from plants. Herbalists have long understood the value of plants and herbs and their impact on the body. One of the easiest ways to consume more plants and herb is by drinking tea. Have you ever noticed how therapeutic it is, simply to relax and enjoy drinking a cup of soothing herbal tea? The “ritual” of tea drinking is itself medicinal. Tea drinking, simple as it may be, is a sweet punctuation in our lives, a time to exhale, a time to reflect, a time for closures, beginnings and transitions, all to emerge.
Using these natural strategies can assist in the development of your immune system and help reduce habits that bring-down your immunity. But most of all, don’t forget to listen to your body, it’s a well-equipped and a powerful guide. And there’s no better time than now to listen to what your body is telling you.
About ORGANIC INDIA
ORGANIC INDIA produces Tulsi teas and herbal supplements that are not only good for your body but good for the earth. Based in India, we’re dedicated to making organic, GMO-free, vegetarian products that are created using sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible methods. Our products include teas, supplements and foods, all grown in our farmlands in northern India.
20 years ago we set out to create a herbal medicine company that was close to our hearts. Our plan was to export India’s ancient Ayurvedic medicinal wisdom, in the form of herbal formulas and supplements, to the West. Yet after witnessing the critical and toxic state of India’s agriculture, we realised that our mission would be far better served working across the supply chain ourselves, starting with the health of the land and the farmers, all the way through to the consumer. We now work with over 2000 rural family farmers to cultivate over 10,000 acres of organic farmland in India.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the TGA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.