Some proponents of Cat’s claw suggest that it is more powerful than other immune powerhouses, echinacea, golden seal or astragalus.
It does seem that Cat’s Claw is a modern elixir with suggested benefits for all aspects of intestinal problems – from Crohn’s disease to parasites; and many ailments associated with immune system deficiencies.
It is native to the Peruvian jungles where is wraps itself around trees in the rain forest.
Pau d’arco, also known as Lapacho, is an evergreen tree, native to the rain forests and mountains of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.
This impressive tree can grow to 25 feet and is the proud bearer of beautiful trumpet like flowers, but it is the inner bark which is used therapeutically.
Like the better known guarana, pau d’arco is a great find by our South American herbal cousins.
Garlic’s health benefits have been known for centuries. In particular, it’s use as an antiseptic is very well known. In the early 20th Century the British government paid its countryfolk to grow garlic to be used on the battlefields of the First World War as an antiseptic.
Garlic is a member of the Lily family, one of its closest relatives being the onion.
Echinacea is in every herbalists “favourites” drawer. It is often chosen when the herbalist wants a mix to have an effect on the immune system.
In health shops it is one of the most popular herbs in the UK. There is one reason for that – because it works!
Echinacea’s secret is that it has two major properties including “persuading” the body to change from disease back to health.”
Everyone would be wise to boost their immune system BEFORE they really need it. And I don’t mean have a flu jab. I mean using natural methods.
There are many ways to do this. And the times to do it are firstly at the change of season – especially going into the cold season; and secondly at times of stress. This stress could also be work related – for example, teachers starting back to school or nearing the end of the school year.
Find out which herbs or homoeopathic remedies suite you and seem to give you a result and keep some of them on hand ready for use: and take some as a preventive too. This makes really good sense.
A third time is when you are mixing with people who themselves have caught the bug going round: take some herbs or nutrients to boost you up.