Apart from adding taste to food, herbs & spices have high medicinal value the most vital being building the immune system strong and healthy. Our Indian spices have the full potential of improving the immune system, hence given below are few herbs & spices that strengthen the immune system remarkably,

1. Fennel Seeds :


With the slightest weather change or during winters cough and cold is the common ailment people experience therefore to prevent common flu, consuming fennel seeds is a good idea. Enriched with Vitamin C, it is extremely helpful to strengthen the immune system. Fennel is a strong antioxidant that helps to control free radical activity which is the reason for causing diseases. Other than that it keeps the body warm from within.

To enhance immunity, soak fennel seeds in water keep it overnight and drink it the next morning. You can also have fennel tea every day as it keeps the digestive tract healthy.

2. Turmeric :


Loaded with anti-inflammatory properties curcumin in turmeric helps to boost the immunity system. It helps to fight back viral and bacterial infections and inflammatory disorders like ulcers and cancer.

Drinking turmeric milk every night can improve the immune system to a great extent. Add a pinch of turmeric powder in a glass of milk, you can also add honey if you want. Following this regime daily can do wonders.

3. Ginger :


Ginger has immune-boosting benefits, it’s an antibacterial that supports the immune system. Due to it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps the body to fight against harmful bacteria. A chemical in ginger called sesquiterpenes targets cold viruses and prevents coughing, sore and rough throat. Also, it contains antimicrobial compounds that are extremely useful for treating infectious diseases. Hence, using ginger as much as possible in your food, or drinking ginger tea can largely improve the immune system.

4. Asafoetida :


Asafoetida or popularly known as Hing in India is said to boost immunity. Since it has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral properties it prevents the damage caused by free radicals to the body cells which are directly the reason for many health issues. It prevents upset stomach and other digestive problems like gas, bloating, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. Asafoetida eradicates excess mucus and phlegm while deactivating bacteria or pathogens present in the respiratory tracts, helping in easy breathing even if an individual is an asthma patient, therefore, it’s highly useful in treating many respiratory disorders. Thus, including hing in dal, curries or any other delicacies can help to strengthen the immune system.

There are many other spices and herbs like cinnamon, coriander, clove, garlic, pepper, fenugreek, star anise, etc that is antibacterial, antifungal, antibiotic, and has high antioxidant properties which makes the immune system strong and are readily available in the market or online thus consuming it raw or either in a powdered form daily can help to gain immune to deadly disease and stay healthy for a longer period of time.