5Homeopathic And Natural Remedies To Help You Build Immunity

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When we are constantly around other people’s germs, we’re feeling run down, or we aren’t eating very healthy, our immunity can take a hit.

Kids, teenagers, and college students are heading back to school soon. Maybe you work with the public and you handle money all the time.

If you don’t want to spend the majority of the next few months sick or with a cold, you might want to start thinking about how you can jumpstart your immune system.

Luckily, homeopathy has several remedies that can help your immune system run like new again.

Here are 5 homeopathic and natural remedies to help you build immunity:

1. Gelsemium

Gelsemium is a plant whose root and stem are used to make medicine. Gelsemium is used to help lift symptoms of colds, the flu, headaches, breathing problems, and more. This remedy can help you fight fatigue as well.

Like many homeopathic remedies, Gelsemium is a poisonous plant so the dosage should be carefully monitored when it is taken as a homeopathic remedy.

2. Allium Cepa

Allium Cepa, or red onion, is a remedy that is good for almost all cold symptoms including teary eyes and a stuffy nose.

Allium Cepa is a good choice for people whose symptoms are better in open air and colder rooms but worse in the evening and in warmer rooms.

3. Elderberry

Elderberry is a plant whose berries are used to make medicine. This plant is often used to treat the flu and boost the immune system, and can help relieve chronic fatigue.

If you take a syrup containing elderberry juice within the first 48 hours of showing flu symptoms, this remedy will reduce the amount of time that the flu lasts.

One thing to keep in mind is that since elderberry is used to boost the immune system, it shouldn’t be taken by people who are on immunosuppressants since there can be reactions when the two are taken together.

4. Garlic

Garlic is a natural remedy that you can use to keep your immune system strong and help fight the common cold.

You can choose to eat raw garlic, cook with it, or even buy it in pill form if you don’t love the taste but want all the benefits!

5. Echinacea

Echinacea can help boost your immunity and fight the common cold. This herbal remedy can be taken in several forms including teas and supplements.

Some evidence suggests that echinacea can reduce your chances of getting a cold by boosting your number of infection-fighting white blood cells.


If you find you’re someone that is prone to cold and flu symptoms at this time of year, it’s good to be proactive and include foods and herbs in your diet that protect the immune system.

If you are already sick, several homeopathic remedies exist that act quickly on cold and flu symptoms and don’t have side effects like some over-the-counter solutions.

Dr. Nielsen (Founder, Homeopathic Doctor) has been practicing family medicine for over 10 years with a special interest in women's health, mental health, and hormonal disorders.


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