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  1. Immune Strong™ liquid extract
    Immune Strong™ liquid extract

    Supports a Healthy Immune System*

    $12.99
  2. Immune Strong™ tablets
    Immune Strong™ tablets

    Supports a Healthy Immune System*

    $21.99
  3. Breathe Free Balm
    Breathe Free Balm

    With Eucalyptus & Menthol Crystals

    $21.99
  4. Immune Support Bundle
    Immune Support Bundle

    Complementary Products to Bolster Your Health*

  5. Triphala tablets
    Triphala tablets

    Balancing Formula for Detoxification & Rejuvenation*

    $17.99
  6. Chyavanprash
    Chyavanprash

    Promotes Rejuvenation and Proper Function of the Immune System*

    $19.99
  7. Throat Soother herbal spray
    Throat Soother herbal spray

    Supports Throat Comfort and Well-Being*

    $12.99
  8. Tulsi liquid extract
    Tulsi Holy Basil liquid extract

    Sacred Plant that Promotes Optimal Function of the Lungs and Heart*

    $12.99
  9. Ginger (Fresh) liquid extract
    Ginger (Fresh) liquid extract

    Supports Overall Health, Wellness, and Comfort*

    $12.99
  10. Bronchial Support herbal syrup
    Bronchial Support herbal syrup

    Promotes Bronchial Calm and Comfort*

    $19.99
  11. Nasya Oil
    Nasya Oil

    Nasal Drops for Clear Breathing

    $12.99
  12. I Travel Well liquid extract
    I Travel Well liquid extract

    Supports the Body's Natural Ability to Adapt to the Stresses of Travel Including Changes in Time Zone*

    $12.99
  13. Turmeric liquid extract
    Turmeric liquid extract

    Supports Digestion and Overall Health and Well-Being*

    $12.99
  14. Turmeric tablets
    Turmeric tablets

    Supports Digestion and Overall Health and Well-Being*

    $17.99
  15. Triphala liquid extract
    Triphala liquid extract

    Balancing Formula for Detoxification & Rejuvenation*

    $12.99
  16. Stress Ease™ tablets
    Stress Ease™ tablets

    Balancing Formula for Coping with Stress & Fatigue*

    $21.99

Immune System Support

It took hundreds of years before the germ theory of disease was accepted as a credible body of scientific theory. And it wasn’t until the late-19th century that a name was given to the actual organisms that had plagued human kind since antiquity. We have come a long way in the last 100 years in learning to keep ourselves healthy, and although we may no longer believe that illness is caused by airborne “seeds,” we are still looking for ways to strengthen the immune system and improve immunity.

What Is the Immune System?

Immunity comes from the Latin root “immunis” which means “free” or “untouched.” A healthy immune system does indeed help to keep us ‘’free” or “untouched” from potential harmful organisms or influences. To be sure, without an intact immune system, survival would be nearly impossible. The immune system is a complex system of many organs, tissues, proteins, and cells, all with the primary job of identifying foreign tissue or pathogens from self. The immune system also recognizes dead or damaged cells and clears those out of the body, largely through the lymphatic system. This system also includes the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes.

The Ayurvedic Approach to Immunity

As with the Ayurvedic approach to health in general, digestion, or the digestive fire called agni, plays a critical role in a robust immune response. Also central to immunity through an Ayurvedic perspective is a substance known as ojas. Semantically, ojas translates to “vigor,” biologically, it is a little more complicated to define. In their book The Yoga of Herbs, Drs. David Frawley and Vasant Lad describe ojas as “the innermost sap of the body.” They go on to say that it “is the basis for clarity of perception, physical strength, endurance, and longevity of the tissues.” Ojas is closely related to kapha, and physically it is described as being a yellow liquid that resides in the heart and circulates through the entire body.

Ojas is enhanced by:

  • Tending to the digestive fire and eating foods that are supportive of our particular dosha
  • Adequate rest and a good night’s sleep
  • Managing or minimizing the stress in our lives
  • Appropriate exercise
  • A supportive daily routine
  • Doing what you love and cultivating loving relationships
  • Incorporating herbal support

For detailed reading on the Ayurvedic approach to immunity, you will want to read our Immune Support Health Guide.

Herbs for the Immune System

Fortunately, humans have looked to plants for thousands of years for ways to support health and well-being. Plants are said to impart their life force when we eat them, and herbs are no different. Herbs have long been used as a natural immune booster. Perhaps the most well-known herb in the West to the strengthen the immune system is echinacea. Echinacea is a bitter herb and one of the best detoxifying herbs in Western pharmacology. Banyan Botanicals does not carry echinacea as a bulk herb, but it is included in our Immune Strong formula and the Throat Soother herbal spray. Turmeric is another bitter herb and an herbal giant where immune support is concerned. There is almost nothing turmeric can’t do—it helps to strengthen digestion, improve intestinal flora, purify the blood, and promote a healthy metabolism. Kalmegh is a famous Ayurvedic immune booster also known as “King of bitters.” Kalmegh is said to stimulate the immune system and is especially beneficial for pitta conditions. Its cooling qualities aid in liver health and cleansing the blood. You will find all these herbs and more in the Immune Strong formula, or take them with your favorite herbal combination.

Banyan Quality & Guarantee

Banyan is committed to offering the highest quality organic herbs on the market. Our herbs are sustainably sourced and fairly traded. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, simply return your item within 90 days and we will offer you a refund for the cost of the merchandise. We apologize in advance we are not able to refund shipping costs; however, we offer free everyday shipping of orders of $60 or more.