Staying well in winter is easier said than done. More time spent indoors in close proximity to others, with warm air circulating, means germs can spread easily and coming down with something is more likely. So what can you do to prevent this?
Naturally boost your immune system
Give your immune system a boost with echinacea. Echinacea is well known for its immune supporting benefits and studies from the University of Connecticut show echinacea may reduce the likelihood of getting a common cold by over half. Even more promising, it also reduced the duration of common colds by over a day on average.
At The Herb Farm we make our own Echinacea Tincture, from our organically grown flowers, which is available to purchase in our destination shop. Our shop also stocks other Echinacea products that complement our own, including throat lozenges and an echinacea and elderberry tea that are both delicious and beneficial!
Prevention is better than a cure
Go the extra mile and protect yourself inside and out. While taking Echinacea Tincture helps to boost your immune system, using our Germ Defence Cream and Natural Hand Sanitiser helps to repel germs before they enter your system, supporting overall family health.
A blend of rosemary, cinnamon, lavender, clove, eucalyptus, tea tree and thyme oils makes the Germ Defence Cream highly antiviral, antiseptic and antibacterial helping to protect the body against such illnesses as flu, cold, sinusitis, coughs, sore throats and tummy bugs. The addition of ylang ylang encourages a good mood which in turn also supports a healthy immune system. Our natural hand sanitiser kills germs and bacteria while also providing protection with antibacterial essential oils. The addition of vegetable glycerine helps to soften the skin and counteract the drying effects of the alcohol, keeping your hands protected too.
Make healthy choices
Lastly, of course, eat healthy vitamin and antioxidant rich foods. Eating healthy should be a year-round thing but in winter when it is chilly outside and energy is lacking it is all too easy to reach for a takeaway menu or turn to more ‘comforting’ foods. Specific immune boosting foods include – citrus fruits, red capsicums, broccoli, ginger, spinach, turmeric and kiwi. Incorporate fresh veggies and fruit into your diet daily – a simple pasta with a homemade ragu rather than shop bought sauce will give you a boost and soups are a great winter warmer that can be made with almost anything!