Tips to treat the winter niggles naturally


Consider treating winter’s niggles naturally and boosting your immune system in the process.  Here’s how…Professor Patrick Bouic, independent researcher for Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals says it’s easier than most people think, especially since most of his recommendations are kitchen contents; but the trick is to be prepared. “Immune system boosters should be ongoing and going natural is always first prize, it beats supplements hands down. What’s great is that the natural options are endless and they can also be used long-term with no side effects,” he says.

Bouic shares a few simple ideas on how to promote good health naturally and boost the immune system, especially ahead of winter.

Grab the garlic:

Well-known for its exceptional health properties, garlic should be everyone’s “go-to”. And since it contains the immune-stimulating compound allicin that helps the white blood cells destroy cold and flu viruses, it’s a highly recommended immune system booster. Garlic is also said to stimulate other immune cells, which fight viral, fungal and bacterial infections. 

Buy some Buchu

This miracle herb grows only in South Africa and is well-known for its incredible health properties. Consider stocking your pantry with some buchu leaves to make those healing tea infusions in the lead-up to winter. And as a back-up, there’s Cape Kingdom’s authentic range of Buchu Detox teas, packed with a host of beneficial ingredients. This special tea helps the body to flush-out toxins, keeps the digestive system in good form and is considered an excellent immune system booster. Available in a range of blends including: Buchu & Ginger, Buchu & Cinnamon, Buchu and Green Rooibos and Buchu Natural, this warm drink makes the perfect tea tonic.ticals has entered into a benefit-sharing agreement with the South African San Council and the National Khoisan Council as a befitting acknowledgement of the wealth of knowledge that was gleaned from the San and Koi, who introduced Buchu and its various medicinal benefits to the world.

Discover the massive variety of Buchu benefits with the BuchuLife™ product range (for humans) which includes: Sparkling Herbal Water, UTI Relief Capsules, Joint Health Capsules, First Aid Gel and Derm-Active Moisturising Cream available from Food Lover’s Market stores and Wellness Warehouse stores countrywide. In addition, the Organic Detox Tea range, which combines Buchu with other aromatic flavours to produce four variants: natural, green rooibos, cinnamon and ginger are available at Dis-Chem pharmacies nationwide, as well Food Lover’s Market stores and Wellness Warehouse stores. Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals also produce the Ricky Litchfield product range (for pets), comprising of: Infla-Active Capsules, Topical Gel, Hot Spot Spray, Conditioning Shampoo, Smart Health Supplement and Good Dog Treats.

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