Steeping Wellness: 6 Immune Boosting Teas
Flu season runs every October to May and the peak flu season occurs from December to February. The American Lung Association reports that between 5% and 20% of the U.S. population contracts the flu annually.*1 One way to reduce the chance of this type of sickness as well as colds without changing your daily routine too much is to drink teas with immune boosting properties!
For example, teas rich in antioxidants play a crucial role in combating free radicals within the body, thereby enhancing regular immune function. We have numerous tea options infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients that can bolster immune support, potentially reducing susceptibility during the cold and flu season.
Embrace a proactive approach to health by incorporating a daily cup (or two!) of tea into your daily routine. Whether consumed as a preventive measure or at the initial signs of symptoms, these herbal tea blends from Steepologie offer a delightful way to fortify your immune system and potentially ward off illness.
Used since ancient times and still in Greece today, Greek Mountain Tea tea is consumed most often in the Winter, to combat the common cold and flu. This herbal contains high levels of antioxidants, polyphenols, and essential oils, including flavonoids. Studies have found that thanks to its powerful levels of antioxidants, greek mountain tea is as potent as green tea at promoting the body's antioxidant defenses and preventing oxidative stress.
This herbal contains numerous immune boosting ingredients, namely ashwagandha root that is know for its excellent immune-boosting effects. It has been shown to encourage anti-inflammatory and disease-fighting immune cells that help to ward off illness.
This tea packs a punch with real cinnamon pieces, fennel and licorice root along with ginger pieces. Also, the added dandelion root can help boost your immune system with its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Also, several studies have found that dandelion significantly reduces viruses' ability to replicate.
This tasty delight includes antioxidant rich fruits like elderberries, blackberries, raspberries and cherries. Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that to help boost your immune system and blackberries also rank highly among fruits for antioxidant strength, particularly due to their high contents of phenolic compounds. Raspberries are high in antioxidants that can protect cells from damage by free radicals, which are unstable atoms that injure your cells as they try to stabilize which slows down the healing process.