Herbs for Autumn Immunity and Health
When Autumn temperatures begin to drop and we spend more time indoors, many people experience colds and respiratory illnesses. While this is generally the result of changing weather, drier indoor air due to artificial heating, and being in close quarters with more people indoors for more of the day, there are steps you can take to boost your immunity and promote lung health as we move from fall to winter. Try this Autumn Immunity Elixir with Hyperion Herbs extracts!
Reishi Mushroom is the top choice for boosting and balancing the immune system. Reishi is the most widely studied herb ever, and these studies have further supported the health claims behind this amazing medicinal mushroom. Reishi mushroom is extremely rich in polysaccharides. Polysaccharides are long-chain sugar molecules that are actually bitter in taste. They are reishi’s top chemical constituent and are best-known for their immune-modulating and anti-tumor effects. Because of reishi’s immune-modulating abilities, it is the perfect herb to take this time of year.
Cordyceps Mushroom is another top herb to take during the autumn season. Autumn is generally the driest season of the year. The lungs can become very dry and irritated due to the natural dryness of the season and the dry heated air indoors. Overly dry lungs can become irritated and inflamed, resulting in bronchitis. The lungs are the body’s first defense in preventing pathogens from entering the body, so they become more susceptible to infection during fall and winter when colds and seasonal bugs spread more rapidly.
Gynostemma Tea is a plant leaf and an amazing tonic and adaptogen. Adaptogens are substances that assist in bringing back body balance. It was initially being studied as a sugar substitute because of its sweet flavor and scientists were hoping to extract it for that use. Along the way, it was discovered that Gynostemma contains 82 different adaptogenic phytochemicals, 8 of which are similar to those found in ginseng. Gynostemma is anti-stress, reduces fatigue, and can calm the body and mind, aiding with depression and anxiety. It is also anti-inflammatory, immune-regulating, and even improves respiratory efficiency, making it the perfect herbal tea base for this autumn immunity elixir!
Autumn Immunity Elixir
12 oz warm/hot Gynostemma tea
1/4 – 1/2 tsp Hyperion Herbs Reishi Mushroom Extract
1/4 – 1/2 tsp Hyperion Herbs Cordyceps Mushroom Extract
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut crystals (or substitute honey/maple syrup to taste)
1 tsp maca powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
The ingredients other than herbs in this recipe are supportive and have been carefully chosen as well. Coconut oil is one of the easiest fats to digest and the fats it provides are not stored in the body, but instead are immediately converted into caloric energy. These kinds of calories lead to a longer, slower metabolic burn, which equals more sustained energy and balanced blood sugar levels. Coconut oil also adds amazing texture and truly supports the cohesion of the whole drink.
The coconut crystals are a great natural sweetener and are a relatively new. What is great about using coconut crystals as a sweetener is that it is fairly low glycemic, and most of its sugar is actually inulin. Inulin is a kind of sugar that the body does not metabolize, but instead the probiotic bacteria in our digestive tract consume the sugar as food. For this reason, inulin is called a prebiotic. This makes coconut crystals a great option for a healthy sweetener. I was able to find coconut crystals (coconut sugar) at my local grocery store, and they are generally available at most health food stores. If you cannot find coconut crystals, feel free to substitute honey or maple syrup and sweeten to taste.
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