Blog by Bodhi Organic Tea. Here’s some top immune supportive herbs to spice up your meals and enjoy in herbal teas during the winter months.

Garlic

Adding garlic to meals is one of the best ways to ward off colds and flu. Garlic contains potent immune strengthening and anti-viral compounds. To get the most out of your garlic, crush it first and don’t over cook it. Raw is best. Add garlic to dips, sauces, and soups

Cayenne pepper

Cayenne is beneficial for treating colds and flu, as it helps clear mucus congestion, and eases sore throats and coughs. Cayenne is beneficial for weight loss as it helps dampen appetite and it is a thermogenic spice, meaning it helps to boost metabolism. Spice up pasta sauces, soups, stir-fries and veggie juices with cayenne pepper

Thyme

Thyme has strong anti-bacterial and anti-microbial action, being particularly beneficial in the treatment of bacterial respiratory infections. Add this flavoursome herb to pasta sauces, grilled meats, stews and stocks

Aniseed

Aniseed is a soothing herb for coughs and sore throats and can help clear up congestion. Aniseed is known for its ability to help improve digestion and ease excess wind and nausea. Aniseed can be used in baked goods, chai tea, and Indian and Chinese dishes. You will find aniseed in our Bodhi Organic TranquiliTEA and Masala Chai

Cloves

Cloves are beneficial for easing coughs and assisting with expelling respiratory mucous. Cloves also have an antimicrobial action which helps rid the digestive tract of unwanted parasites and bacteria. Cloves are also useful for helping soothe an upset stomach and help aid digestion. Cloves can be added to baked goods, Indian dishes, stewed fruit and fruit cakes. You will find cloves in our Bodhi Organic Masala Chai

Ginger

Adding ginger to stir-fries, soups, curries, salad dressings, chutney, veggie juices or drinking as a tea, is a great way to boost your immunity during winter and reduce inflammation, along with improving circulation and digestion. You will find ginger in our Bodhi Organic ZesTEA, ImmuniTEA and Masala Chai