Top 5 Herbs That Help Support a Healthy Immune System

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Have you ever stopped to consider what kind of shape we’d all be in if our bodies didn’t have the innate ability to protect us against disease? We’d get really sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time – that’s for sure! Having a vibrant, healthy immune system is something that most of us take for granted, especially during our younger years when it’s usually functioning at its best. But as our body grows older, so does our immune systems – a sign that it’s probably time to give it a little extra TLC.

While supporting a healthy immune system is something that everyone should be doing even from a young age, it’s especially important for folks who are getting up there in years. This is usually about the time when things start to get a little glitchy and break down; a common part of the aging process, unfortunately. But the good news is that you can help slow down the damage – or in some cases even reverse it – with proper nutritional and supplemental intervention.

If your current plan to age gracefully includes eating healthy, staying hydrated, de-stressing, and getting plenty of rest, you’re already on the right track. But what if you could take things to a whole new level by incorporating the best of what nature has to offer into your daily regimen for added support for a strong, healthy immune system?

The good news is you can, and the following five herbs will help you do just that… without breaking the bank!

Healthy Immune System Support #5 – Astragalus

Astragalus RootA prominent member of the legume or bean family, astragalus (astragalus membranaceus or astragalus mongholicus) has deep roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

For many thousands of years, civilizations both past and present have used this powerful adaptogenic herb to support wellness on a variety of fronts, with perhaps its most well-known benefit being in the area of immune support.

Astragalus contains more than 200 active constituents that lend to its therapeutic efficacy. Three of these – saponins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides – are particularly noteworthy as having received special attention in the scientific literature for their pronounced impact on health and well-being.

Pharmacological studies suggest that saponins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, as well as the hundreds of other synergistic compounds found in astragalus, work together at the systemic level to help support the body in a variety of ways. One of the most significant ways involves providing active protection against physical damage caused by free radicals, toxins, viruses, and inflammation [1].


Considered to be the primary chemical constituent class found in astragalus, saponins are naturally-occurring plant phytochemicals that studies suggest can help support healthy cholesterol levels, ward off abnormal cell growth, and provide an extra boost to the immune system.

According to research published in 2011, Astragalus just so happens to be the world’s richest known source of cycloartane-type saponins, which have been shown to exhibit strong cardiotonic, hypocholesteremic, antidepressive, antiblastic, and immunomodulatory properties [2].


These colorful antioxidant plant pigment compounds have been shown to help facilitate proper cell signaling while scavenging inflammation-causing free radicals from cellular tissue. Their benefits extend beyond this to the immune system as well, as flavonoids are arch enemies to both cancer and heart disease, as demonstrated in numerous scientific studies [3].


Also known as glycans, polysaccharides are molecularly-bonded simple sugars that serve as energy stores in the body. Because of this special molecular bond, polysaccharides are technically complex carbohydrates that serve as the body’s primary source of energy. Evidence suggests that polysaccharides possess powerful antimicrobial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties that further lend to their bioactive nature of astragalus [4].

Healthy Immune System Support #4 – Echinacea

echinaceaA wildly popular folk remedy for treating the common cold, echinacea (Echinacea purpurea), extracted from the Eastern Purple Coneflower, is one of the few immune-supportive herbs that’s actually native to North America.

The Great Plains Indian tribes long used the flowers, leaves, and roots of echinacea to make herbal tinctures and other botanical therapeutics before this herb ever caught on in modern times as an effective natural alternative to antibiotics and other drug-based medications.

Every part of the echinacea plant seems to present its own unique therapeutic flavor. The roots tend to contain the highest concentration of volatile oils, while the flowers and leaves contain higher amounts of polysaccharides. While polysaccharides are more closely associated with immune function, a great many of echinacea’s other constituents are also said to have an immuno-stimulating effect, including the plant’s flavonoids and essential oils.

In Germany, the above-ground portions of the echinacea plant are officially approved as a natural remedy for treating urinary and upper respiratory tract infections, as well as slow-healing wounds and colds [5].

Echinacea is also widely used to fight back against influenza, with the largest clinical trial ever conducted on the herb suggesting that it exerts a profoundly positive impact on a weakened immune system [6].

Healthy Immune System Support #3 – Frankincense

The origins of its treasured use tend to center around Northern Africa and the Middle East. But frankincense (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara) is gaining quite the reputation all around the world in modern times as a natural therapeutic with a whole lot of untapped healing potential.

Evidence exists to suggest that frankincense is effective in helping to balance the Frankincense mind, body, and soul in truly profound ways that science is only just beginning to fully discover.

Often referred to as olibanum, frankincense is commonly used as a natural remedy to calm stress and anxiety, as well as to manage pain and support an all-around healthy lifestyle free of damaging inflammation. Its essential oils are believed to help facilitate the transmission of messages to the limbic system of the brain, which in turn has a direct impact on promoting optimal function within the central nervous system [7].

Specific to the immune system are the reported benefits of frankincense in enhancing its functionality. Studies also show that frankincense exhibits a powerful antimicrobial effect against harmful bacteria and viruses. It may even be a viable weapon against abnormal cell growth, as numerous trials have demonstrated its pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative effects [8].

Healthy Immune System Support #2 – Myrrh

Derived from the Arabic word “murr,” which means bitter, myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) has rich historical significance both as an aromatic spice and as a natural remedy for an assortment of ailments. Studies suggest that myrrh has a particular appetite for conditions marked by chronic inflammation. It’s also a powerful detoxifier, helping to rid the body of toxic metals such as lead [9].

The yellowish-orange essential oil extracted from myrrh resin contains two key constituents that to a large extent demarcate its therapeutic efficacy: terpenoids and sesquiterpenes.


Only in more modern times has this particularly aromatic antioxidant class been identified as having therapeutic significance. Studies show that the terpenoids in myrrh may help to prevent fats and other metabolites in plants against oxidation, and that similar benefits are possible in humans as well [10]. Research has also shown that myrrh terpenoids possess unique anti-inflammatory properties that can help support a well-functioning body [11].


The “other half” to terpenoids, sesquiterpenes are another class of restorative compounds that can help support a healthy immune system in a variety of ways. The sesquiterpenes specific to myrrh possess powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties that lend to the herb’s reported effectiveness in purification and cleansing [12].

This is why myrrh was commonly used in ancient times to embalm the dead. Sesquiterpenes are also said to be supportive in keeping inflammation at bay, as well as in helping to balance emotions and hormone levels [13].

Healthy Immune System Support #1 – Turmeric

Tumeric PowderIt’s hard to know where to start with this ancient “golden” spice because, honestly, it does so much.

More than 6,000 peer-reviewed papers confirm that turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a functional food of the highest order.

Specifically, these studies suggest that turmeric can be effectively used to support health in a multitude of ways including to help combat depression, manage pain, and soothe the stomach and gut. Many people also take it to help keep their cholesterol levels in check.

But where science suggests that turmeric may hold the most promise is in the area of inflammation support. Curcumin, the believed-to-be primary active constituent in turmeric, is considered by many to be one of the most potent anti-inflammatory substances known to mankind.

The combined results of many different studies reveal that curcumin can even trump many pharmaceutical drugs with its incredible ability to take on a variety of maladies, including those that affect the blood, brain, heart, gut, and central nervous system [14].

The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are further well-documented, showing that this bioactive substance interacts with many different molecular targets associated with inflammation.

One research paper published in 2009 in the journal Alternative Medicine Review stated that “based on early cell culture and animal research, clinical trials indicate curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, and chronic anterior uveitis, as well as certain types of cancer [15].”

The paper’s author went on to say that:

“Curcumin’s potent anti-inflammatory properties have led to active research on its use for a variety of inflammatory conditions, including postoperative inflammation, arthritis, uveitis, inflammatory pseudotumors, dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and Helicobacter pylori infection.”

Magi-Complexx is a revolutionary supplement that takes three of the strongest inflammation support agents in nature (frankincense, myrrh, and turmeric), and combines them in the same perfect union treasured by the ancients. Available in capsule form or as an essential oil blend.

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Article Summary

  • While supporting a healthy immune system is something that everyone should be doing even from a young age, it’s especially important as we age.

  • You can help slow down the damage – or in some cases even reverse it – with proper nutritional and supplemental intervention.

  • 5 herbs that support a strong, healthy immune system:

    • Astragalus
    • Echinacea
    • Frankincense
    • Myrrh
    • Turmeric

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  1. I have been trying to contact Ty to get some cancer info for a good friend with no success. What good is all this info if we can’t reference it when needed. Please email where to get the cancer drug advertised in previous articles, or at least contact info to get it.

    • I totally agree with you. If this is just a place to sell product I am not interested. If he does have information to pass on to help a patient it is worth keeping the membership . I asked about my brother`s brain cancer and never got a reply.

      • Wonderful product .but way too exspensive ! Can’t get info
        I like to talk with Ty or one of the doctors. Cain’t !!!!!

          • Dear friends, I am interested to get to know, where I may get Artezunate 1V treatment in USA? So far it is costly too much

          • Hi Janet. The thread of conversation is a year old and as of October 2018, Ty Bollinger is no longer a part of Organixx. If you have any questions/suggestions/feedback that you would like to relay to the team, kindly use the following information to reach out to us:

            Email: [email protected]
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            Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you!

          • Just google Ty bolinger his publications/theories/conspiracies are everywhere!

    • Hi Keith. Have a look at Quest for Cancer which has been compiled by Ty Bollinger. You will find heaps of helpful information in these series – all series can be accessed on youtube or you can google Ty Bollinger and get onto his webpage.

  2. Thanks for sharing this article. I will definitely note down these herbs and try to find at least some of them at the market. I had heard about Turmeric, but I didn’t know about the others.

    • My name is Ken. I was on the short list for a complete knee replacement.
      I have been taking turmeric ground black pepper cinnamon with hiney and fresh lemon for the last 5 months. Most of the pain is now gone abd according to the last xray, no operation is necessary.

      • I have the same problem with my knees as Keb. Just wondering if you mix the Tumeric & Black Pepper, etc. Together.

        • Yes, you mix turmeric, black pepper, lemon juice and 1 tsp of honey ( I also add 1tsp of raw apple cider vinegar) mix it in a 8oz of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning 🙂

          • You should drop the honey. Sugar in ALL forms causes inflammation. A ketogenic way of eating will cure these ailments

      • Hi Ken,
        My name is Karen. I have a friend that had to have the same operation but she’s hesitant to do so, she’s also living in pain. Could you please specify the dosages and method of this spice elixir. Do you cook it? Take is raw? Is The Turmeric fresh or Dried ground root? Can ginger be added? Do Many questionnaires huh! Sorry for bombarding you with them all but I’m very concerned about my best friend.
        I am also on Facebook and messenger if you would care or prefer to answer me there, of course that is if you would be kind enough to answer my questions. Thanking you in advance,
        Karen van Breukelen-Conzinu.

  3. i’m now using most of these listed herbs that you’ll mentioned above. What is the best herb to use for stage 1 breast cancer? At the moment, I drinking a lot of green tea, body healer, master healer, fruits of the spirit, silver sol, aloe papaya liquid supplement, ionic minerals, g.a.p. pills for cleansing the blood, drinking protein drinks and green drinks. eating all organic foods, and taking many vitamins. Is there anything else that you know of, that I’m not doing? Any additional information would be appreciated. (Thanks).

    • Yes, medical mushrooms. If you can find one that has at least 5 types to 8 types of medical mushrooms. You can go to your local health food store and find them in capsule form. Amazing!

      • Does anyone know where we can buy the 7- species of fresh organic mushrooms TY listed in one of his concoctions and Dr. Nuzman made up. Id rather ferment the Lions Mane, Turkey Tail, etc, mushrooms on my own, does anyone know of a grower her in the USA ? thank you so much

          • Brian wants to ferment his own M.R. Do you sell Medicinal Mushrooms separate from the 7M product?

        • You can buy organic medicinal & culinary mushrooms from Mountain Rose It is an excellent company.

        • Hey brian. you can purchase from “fungi perfecti” for direct mushroom products or purchase the mushroom spawn and grow your own mushrooms on wood wood chip or sawdust medium. A place in wisconsin also sells the spawn to grow your own called “Field and Forest”. I’ve purchased mushroom spawn from both of these places and have easily grown shiitake and reishi. I’ve had over a hundred oak logs growing shiitake’s a couple years ago. They also sell the miatake, turkey tail and others (which I havent attempted to cultivate myself.)

    • Look up Budwig protocol, which uses flax seed and organic cottage cheese.
      There was a Canadian study that found that even just adding flax seed to muffins, of all things, was helpful.
      Flax is best kept in freezer, and ground fresh. It otherwise goes rancid quickly. Add it to salads, I add it to organic baked goods, or soak it overnight, and drink the gel-like liquid. Delicious nutty flavor. Buy brown organic flax, not the gold variety. Best of full healing to you.

    • You might try pancreatic proteolytic enzymes. The function of these in the body is to digest protein. But more of them can also remove the protein shell cancer organisms make around themselves to hide from the immune system. Nicholas Gonzalez always prescribed these for his cancer patients. Look for digestive enzymes containing protease.

  4. How much $ is this & does it come in caps, powder etc?? Thank you. Can you overdose on any of the ingredients if you were her already taking some of them ?

  5. I am currently using Turmeric 3D, is it necessary to take this product? If I had to pick one only, which one would you recommend? Thanks.

  6. I like your work.keep it up.You are derving humanity and saving lives by this. I need to know about the natural herbs to help eye rg for glaucoma and caterrats.Thanks.

  7. Oh !well,i see that celery,tomato,lemon,orange they have a good power antioxidants,good and well to treat cancer!!!But the problem is at time i have not money to pay all.Merci.

    • Look up the Sacred Plant, and look for a Dr. that will prescribe it for you, and find a distribution bank. It is good for cancer MS Eppilepsi ect.

  8. Yes..everything on these sites is not covered at all by insurance, So its the same ol’ same ol’…you have to be rich to heal cancer. They have some great advice and some helpful products and supplements but it does cost a lot. I am a disabled Viet nam vet and retired and on a fixed income. I do what I can afford but it is not enough to have a quality of life.

    • Paul. I treat myself cheap. I take 1teaspoon of bicarbonate sodium mixed with same amount of acid vit C dilluted in water every morning. That will make alkalizing salt to balance your body and vit C will vork against cancer. Fast one day a week to put your body in ketosis to help get rid of cancer. The fasting day drink a lot of water and mix some bentonite clay in the water. That balances your gut and helps your immune system. Take also organic turmeric with freshly grinded black pepper to fight cancer. Do things you love, laugh and go in the woods. All this combined is cheap and will help a lot. All healing doesn’t need money, God has made it that way. On top of this I collect, dry, grind and boil Chaga tea every day to get good nutrients. Chaga grows in birch tree (black coal like mushroom. Rare but very effective nutrient working against cancer)

  9. To Ken fa ing complete knee replacement: what quantities of the spices you used did you take, and did you take them in water

  10. Turmeric is poorly absorbed, so good supplements add piperine for bioavailaiblity. How is poor bioavailability of turmeric addressed in Magi complex?
    Also, are either frankincense and Myrrh known to be more readily bioavailable, or like turmeric needing piperine, does either need the “aid” of other ingredients to absorb well?

  11. A good friend of mine was talking about her interest in getting herbal health products for sale. She made me curious to learn more about the various types of herbs that can help you. I had no idea that turmeric can help keep your cholesterol in check.

  12. I love information like this. I am wondering how these herbs should be used? Consumed, diffused, topical? In what amounts?

    • Hi Regina, our Magi-Complexx Capsules are a revolutionary supplement that takes three of the strongest inflammation support agents in nature (frankincense, myrrh, and turmeric), and combines them in the same perfect union treasured by the ancients. We’d love for you to try them!

  13. Turmeric is poorly absorbed, so good supplements add piperine for bioavailaiblity. How is poor bioavailability of turmeric addressed in Magi complex?
    Also, are either frankincense and Myrrh known to be more readily bioavailable, or like turmeric needing piperine, does either need the “aid” of other ingredients to absorb well?
    Would like the answer to this question please. TY!

    • Hi Jude! The fermentation process we use makes the turmeric bioavailable without needing to rely on black pepper. This also applies to the Frankincense and Myrrh. Thanks for the great question!


  15. The problem with these websites is that they are not allowed to give medical advice,
    so they have no choice. We have to learn from eachother . I can’t use turmeric, though I give to my husband, since for almost 20 years I have a 1″ gallstone and they say not to use it if
    you have gallbladder problems

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