Immunostimulants

The most important group of herbs for all of us, young and old, living at this time in history when pollution, cancer and other diseases have reached epidemic proportions. These are herbs that strengthen and nourish the body’s natural immunity to disease and toxins. Many of these herbs are adaptogens; they increase the body’s resistance to a wide variety of stresses and have a balancing and restorative effect on the body as a whole. See the Book Adaptogens. The majority of immunostimulants contain phytonutrients that are powerful antioxidants or directly stimulate the bodies endogenous production of antioxidants. Antioxidants enhance health and longevity by neutralizing free radicals - unstable oxygen molecules that damage cells, causing many degenerative diseases and the aging process itself. 

ORAC scores for the Top 13 Antioxidant Foods (per 100 grams)
1) Raw Cacao powder*
95,500
2) Guayusa**
65,900
3) Raw Cacao nibs*
62,100
4) Roasted Cacao powder
26,000
5) Lycii (Goji) Berries*
25,300
6) Acai Berries*
18,500
7) Dark Chocolate
13,120
8) Milk Chocolate
6,740
9) Prunes
5,770
10) Raisins
2,830
11) Blueberries 2,400
12) Blackberries
2,036
13) Kale
1,770
Source: US department of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society
*Brunswick Laboratories MA, USA **Advanced Botanical Consulting, TX

 

The immunostimulant herbs we offer are: American Ginseng, Ashwaghanda, Astragalus, Balsam of Peru, Bilberry, Cacao Seed Raw, Camu Camu Berries, Canchalagua, Catuaba, Chanca Piedra, Chia Seed, Chlorella, Chuchuhuasi, Clavohuasca, Coconut Oil, Codonopsis, Copaiba, Cordyceps, Dan Shen, Elderberiies, Eleuthero Root, Ginkgo Leaves, Green Tea, Guayusa, He-Shou-Wu, Iporuru, Licorice Root, Longan Berries, Lycii Berries, Maca Root, Mushrooms, Milk Thistle Seed, Neem, Nettle Leaf, Pau D’arco, Purple Corn, Red Ginseng, Rhodiola Root, Rooibos Tea, Sangre De Drago, Schizandra Berries, Seabuckthorn Berry, Spirulina, Suma Root, Tahuari, Tibetan Rhodiola, Una De Gato, White Ginseng, White Tea, and Yerba Mate.

 

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ASHWAGHANDA Withania somnifera  "Indian Ginseng"
This ancient Ayurvedic herb is a powerful adaptogen. In the Yoga of Herbs, authors Frawley &..
$13.00
GUNPOWDER GREEN TEA (Camellia sinensis) (Thea sinensis) - Organically grown Fair Trade Certified
Young leaf-buds rolled into tight pellets that "blossom" when added to hot water. Grown in Jiangx..
$8.00
ROOIBOS TEA Aspalathus linearis
Rooibos, or redbush, is a traditional beverage of the Khoi people of the Cederberg region of Sout..
$14.00
CHAGA MUSHROOM Inonotus obliquus Wildcrafted Mushroom Pieces
Dark polypore that grows circumpolar, primarily on birch trees. Highly regarded in Russia and Eas..
$28.00
LUCUMA Pouteria obovata (Lucuma obovata)
The fruit of this sacred tree, a sapote relative, was the most spiritually important fruit of the..
$12.00
UNA DE GATO BARK  Uncaria tomentosa "Cats Claw Vine"
Uña de Gato (Cat's Claw) is a branching shrub with thorned, liana-like stalks. The older, l..
$24.00
ELDERBERRIES Sambucus nigra
The Elder tree was a panacea of the ancients, cultivated since prehistoric times. A wealth of fol..
$12.00
NEEM LEAF Azadirachta indica
For centuries the Neem tree has been one of the most versatile sources of medicine in India. The ..
$9.00
ASTRAGALUS ROOTS AstragaIus membranaceus "Huang Qi"
Astragalus root has played a major role in Chinese medicine, considered as one of the Superior Me..
$14.00
SENCHA Green Tea - Organically Grown (Camellia sinensis) (Thea sinensis)
Traditional Japanese tea steamed and dried early in spring from first picked tender leaves. Fines..
$11.00
ROOIBOS TEA, GREEN Aspalathus linearis
This is unfermented "raw" Rooibos, pale green in color. Significantly higher in healthful antioxi..
$15.00
CHANCA PIEDRA Phyllanthus niruri
This small annual herb, native to the Amazon and other tropical regions, is a highly beneficial p..
$16.00
LYCII (GOJI) BERRIES Lycium barbarum "Gou Qi Zi"
Lycii are pink-red berries of a spiny solanaceous bush native to isolated areas of China and Mong..
$15.00
WHITE TEA (White Peony Tea) Camellia sinensis
Considered a subgroup of Green Tea. The least processed of all Camellia teas, consistin..
$8.00
ELEUTHERO ROOT Eleutherococcus senticosus
The roots of this Asian shrub, distantly related to true Ginseng and at one time known as Siberia..
$12.50
NETTLE LEAF Urtica dioica
Ah, childhood memories of cool streams and the sharp biting kiss of Nettle stings. This once impo..
$9.00
BALSAM OF PERU Myroxylum balsamum v. pereirae
BALSAM OF PERU Myroxylum balsamum v. pereirae. A dark, pourable tree sap from El Salvad..
$10.00
ORGANIC GREEN TEA SAMPLER (Camellia sinensis) (Thea sinensis)
Green Tea is becoming increasingly popular due to its health sustaining properties. Like Can..
$14.00
CHIA SEED Salvia hispanica
The tiny seed of the Chia plant was once a staple food and medicine throughout Central America. T..
$12.00
MACA ROOT Lepidium meyenii, Lepidium peruvianum "Chacon"
An ancient Andean food/medicine plant cultivated for at least 4,000 years. This turnip like root ..
$10.00
YERBA SANTA HERB Eriodictyon californicum
Native Californian shrub with sticky resinous leaves high in flavonoids. Excellent tobacco additi..
$12.00
GINGER CO2 ESSENTIAL OIL Zingiber officinale
Therapeutic grade carbon dioxide extract oil. Captures the spicy fragrance of fresh cut Ginger ro..
$9.00
PALO SANTO Bursera graveolens "Holy Wood"
Aromatic wood from trees closely related to Copal and the old world Frankincense and Myrrh. The w..
$4.00
BILBERRY (Vaccinium myrtillus)
Small dark purple berries from a European shrub similar to the blueberry. Utilized since at least..
$22.00
GUAYUSA Ilex guayusa
Guayusa is a tree native to the eastern montana of Columbia, Ecuador and Peru and closely related..
$16.00
SCHIZANDRA BERRIES Schizandra chinensis "Wu Wei Tsu"
Once only available to wealthy Chinese aristocrats and royalty, the whole berries of the Schizand..
$19.00
CHLORELLA Chlorella pyrenoidosa Powder
Chlorella is an amazing single cell freshwater green microalgae that is the superfood of choice f..
$16.00
MACA ROOT, PREMIUM Lepidium meyenii, L. peruvianum
The most potent naturally produced maca product we have come across. From the same top quality so..
$10.00
ZHU LING MUSHROOM MYCELIUM POWDER Polyporus umbellatus (Grifola umbellata )
A sclerotia-forming mushroom used in Chinese herbalism as a diuretic for urinary infections and e..
$14.00
GINKGO LEAVES Ginkgo biloba
The oldest still-living tree species on earth, being essentially unchanged since the dinosaur tim..
$11.00
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