Echinacea- potent immune system enhancer! Very well studied and incredibly effective. Boosts macrophage T-cell activity, therefore boosting the body’s defense against colds, flus, and other illnesses. Preventative and curative, known to purify blood, reduce infection, stimulate digestion, and increase white blood cells. Using the whole plant can increase these benefits. We use both the root and the herb in The Fighter.
Elderberry- relief of cold, flu, and upper respiratory infections, known to induce sweating(lower fevers), immune enhancing properties(especially when combined with echinacea!), can shorten and lessen the severity of cold and flu symptoms, sinus infection relief, natural diuretic, encourages healthy skin, eases allergies.
Yarrow-such a powerful healer. Antimicrobial, antiviral, fights infections, improves intestinal health, reduces pathogenic bacteria, supports blood circulation, normalises body temp during fever, moderates menstruation, supports lymphatic system, induces sweating, purifies blood, beneficial for the heart and lungs, good for stomach flus.
Chaga and reishi mushrooms-adaptogens!, strengthens immune response, tonic, strengthen central nervous system, balance para-sympathetic nervous system and adrenal cortex, anti-inflammatory, moderates effects of stress, brain boosters, found in many anticancer formulas.
Ashwagandha- adaptogen!! Builder and strengthener of nervous system, male tonic herb, increases body’s overall ability to adapt and resist stress and anxiety. Can increase memory, both energizing and soothing, helps restore sexual energy/chi, reproductive tonic, promotes general well-being, enhances stamina.
Astragalus- enhances your entire system, energizing for the whole body, nerve tonic, assists the body in warding of infection, male tonic, one of the very best immunity builders because it acts as a protective shield, stimulates rebuilding of bone marrow, used to prevent and treat long term infections like colds, flus, epstein-Barr virus, promotes circulatory health, stimulates metabolism of dietary sugars, promising studies on use with cancer patients undergoing chemo and radiation, infection resistor.
Rosemary- can improve circulation, renowned as a memory aid, nervous system tonic, strengthens the heart and reduces blood pressure, beneficial for hair and skin.
Thyme- diaphoretic, tonic, antiseptic, carminative, soothing to the respiratory tract and throat, infection fighter, antioxidant.
Oregano- antibacterial properties, may help reduce viral infection, anti-inflammatory.
Jalapeno, habanero, cayenne peppers- capsaicin!!, good for headaches, nasal congestion, antioxidant, pain relief.