Updated: Oct 19, 2020
If you’re looking for natural ways to boost your immune system this winter my new Essential Immunity Collection contains everything you need to nourish the body, stimulate the immune system and prevent cold and flu. Not only this, but If you do feel the tale tale niggle of an impending bug, it contains a potent tincture that has been clinically proven to shorten the length and severity of influenza virus by half! And all this with not an additive or chemical in sight.
So what’s in this wondrous collection you ask? It’s not which craft I promise but these ingredients really are like magic!
The Essential Immunity Collection contains a bespoke tea blend and two potent tinctures that have been shown to prevent and reduce symptoms of cold and flu in multiple studies.
The Everyday Echinacea tincture is made using a quality of echinacea superior to those available in most shops and may be used daily if exposure to a cold or virus is suspected or at first sign that one may be developing. A review of 14 studies (1) found that taking echinacea may lower the risk of developing colds by more than 50% and shorten the duration by 1.5 days so it’s well worth taking at the first sign of sniffle!
Additionally, several clinical trials have reported effects superior to those of a placebo in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections.
If you’d like to get geeky, you can read the study here:
1. Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis
The Emergancy Elderberry tincture is made from deep red berries rich in vitamin A, C, calcium, potassium, folate, iron and phytonutrients. They are also rich in flavonoids which help block the ability of viruses to cause infection. With strong antioxidant and anti-viral properties, elderberries are proven to help fight colds, flu and upper respiratory symptoms (2).
A study on air travellers found that those on elderberries reported improved symptoms after 3-4 days, while the placebo group reported 8 days!(3)
You can get your geek on here:
2. Black elderberry (Sambucus nigra) supplementation effectively treats upper respiratory symptoms: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled clinical trials
3. Elderberry Supplementation Reduces Cold Duration and Symptoms in Air-Travellers:
A Randomised, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
My bespoke and hand blended Immuni-Tea is a combination of vital vitamins, minerals and gentle but effective immune stimulating herbs.
This nourishing tea blend includes the highest quality Rosehips, Nettle leaf, Elderberries and Astragalus to sooth, warm and protect on a daily basis.
Rosehips are one of the richest known natural sources of vitamin C while the adaptogenic Astragalus is clinically proven to possess both immune boosting and immune-regulatory effects. Nettle leaf is incredibly rich in calcium, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese, selenium and vitamins A, B, C, D, and K and due to its anti-inflammatory actions, may help to open up constricted nasal and bronchial passages, while those little powerhouse Elderberries boost cytokine production, one of the main components of the immune system.
To boost the natural benefits of this nourishing tea further, I recommend adding a spoonful of raw local honey and fresh sliced ginger root for additional antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.
The Essential Immunity Collection is lovingly hand poured and hand packed by me and everything you receive is 100% recyclable. From the glass bottles, droppers and jars to the responsibly sourced bamboo lids and reinforced cardboard boxes (you'll need to remove the magnet for recycling), I’ve been sure to protect not only our bodies but our beautiful planet too.
In this current climate, it has never been more important to be pro-active about our wellness and with the daylight hours decreasing and comfort food cravings on the up (please tell me its not just me?!), this Essential Immunity Collection is invaluable.
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch and do let me know what you think of the collection. I’m sure you’ll find it as invaluable as I do!