It’s good to know that you have medicine right there in your kitchen because the change of seasons comes with health challenges. Autumn is so beautiful with its amazing colors, but changes in the weather cause some measure of difficulty for our immune systems. Plus, the kids are back in school. That means exposure to germs and illness, so we become more vulnerable to catching a cold or flu. This year, especially, we want to be What can we do to protect ourselves and our families?
One thing that makes a lot of sense is to eat foods and herbs that have natural antibiotic and antiviral qualities. We know that people have an increased resistance to pharmaceutical antibiotics these days. There is a wise response to this fact. And it is such an easy course of action to take. All we have to do is use foods and herbs as medicines when we cook. They can act as remedies when we are sick. And, more importantly, they promote the prevention of our most common health conditions.
Many herbs have antibiotic properties and other health benefits. Below, you will find a list of herbs that you can use on a daily or weekly basis. They taste good. They support and strengthen your immune function. You will enjoy both the added flavor and better health. So go ahead and cook with them this Fall!
Here are some excellent herbs to use, in no special order. BON APPETIT!
- various mints
- lemon balm
- bay leaf
- chili peppers
- caraway seed
- dill, nutmeg
Some foods with antiviral properties are:
- Licorice root
- Black pepper
- Mushrooms (general immune system booster)