3 Herb Juice for Immune System

First of all lets look at the ingredients: 

Cilantro
Full of an unusual array of healing phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. Its leaves and seeds contain some amount of various essential oils that makes this herb useful for use in traditional medicines. It is anti-septic, analgesic, aphrodisiac, helps with digestion, fungicidal and a natural stimulant.

Cilantro herb

Cilantro has been shown to exhibit strong antimicrobial activity, which makes it useful against fungal, yeast, and bacterial infections. A compound found inside of cilantro leaves named dodecenal was tested against salmonella, and it was found that dodecenal killed the germ better than the antibiotic gentamicin. On top of this, cilantro contains vitamins A and C which both boost the immune system.

Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Studies have shown that sweet basil contains a lot of promise for being a strong immune system booster! The immunity benefits of sweet basil lie in the presence of the flavanoids, alkaloids, tannins, saponin glycosides, and phenolic compounds found inside of it. These have been shown to improve immune response.

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According to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference (BPC) in Manchester, basil has properties that can help prevent the harmful effects of aging. Holy basil extract was effective at killing off harmful molecules and preventing damage caused by some free radicals in the liver, brain and heart

Thyme

Thyme has a long history of use in natural medicine in connection with chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion. Only recently, however, have researchers pinpointed some of the components in thyme that bring about its healing effects. The volatile oil components of thyme are now known to includecarvacolo, borneol, geraniol, but most importantly, thymol.

Thymol—named after the herb itself—is the primary volatile oil constituent of thyme, and its health-supporting effects are well documented.

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Thyme not only contains a large concentration of antioxidants, but also has the ability to prevent fungal and viral infections. Thyme protects your cells and reduces strain on your immune system. Thyme also contains a good amount of vitamin C, which further contributes to its immune system benefits.

The recipe: 

3 Oranges
1 small handful Cilantro
1 small handful Basil
1 small handful Thyme

TIP: if you’re new to juicing with herbs i recommend that you start out with a small amount of them in your juice. Herb juice has a very strong flavor and you can easily ruin your entire juice by adding too much! Flavor can be fixed by simply adding more of a base to it. What I mean by a base is an ingredient that adds a lot of volume to the juice, either sweetening it up or watering it down. If you want a bit more sweet in your juice go with some more apple. If you’re looking to keep it on the less sugary side and/or lower in calories then add some cucumber juice to even the flavor out a bit! If you happen to like celery or romaine lettuce juice you can also add some of those.



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