IMMUNE BOOSTING HERBS AND FOODS
In trying to overcome a parasitic infection, it is extremely important to support the immune system. Below are some of the things that I use to support my immune system, especially when doing a parasite cleanse. One thing that I do not use is synthetic Vitamin C powder (this includes ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate). I believe that getting all of the bioflavonoids and phytochemicals is better than isolated and/or synthetic vitamins. It has been shown that many other nutrients that are found in whole foods enhance the effects of vitamin C as well as being powerful antioxidants on their own.
I do not use each of these herbs and other items listed here each and every day.
It varies based on how I am feeling. Bonus: There are a few of these that have anti-parasitic benefits as well.
Wild Plants (Herbs) That I Collect Wild:
°Raj KR. Screening of indigenous plant for anthelmintic action against human Ascaris lumbricoides: part II. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 1975;19:47–50. [PubMed- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1158424]
¹Sherman A.R. (1992). Zinc, Copper, and Iron Nutriture and Immunity. Journal of Nutrition, 122(3), 604–609.
²Truong, T., Baron-Dubourdieu, D., Rougier, Y., & Guénel, P. (2010). Role of dietary iodine and cruciferous vegetables in thyroid cancer: a countrywide case-control study in New Caledonia. Cancer Causes & Control, 21(8), 1183–1192. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10552-010-9545-2
³Guggenheim AG, Wright KM, Zwickey HL. Immune Modulation From Five Major Mushrooms: Application to Integrative Oncology. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal. 2014;13(1):32-44.
¹¹Kozarski M, Klaus A, Jakovljevic D, Todorovic N, Vunduk J, Petrović P, Niksic M, Vrvic MM, van Griensven L. Antioxidants of Edible Mushrooms. Molecules. 2015; 20(10):19489-19525.
²²Cerci, Celal (December 1, 2008). "The Effects of Topical and Systemic Beta Glucan Administration on Wound Healing Impaired by Corticosteroids". Wounds. PMID 25941894. These results indicate that systemic and topical beta glucan improve (Wistar albino rat) wound healing that has been impaired by corticosteroids, and that systemic administration is more effective than topical application.
Bastyr University's "Seven Herbs to Support Immunity" http://health.bastyr.edu/news/health-tips/2014/08/seven-herbs-support-immunity
“Supporting Immunity at Home,” a talk in the fall 2011 Living Naturally Lecture Series at Bastyr Center for Natural Health in Seattle.
University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC):
*Herbs that are anti-parasitic as well.
**Herbs that are potentially anti-parasitic as well.
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