14 Herbs for immune health*

Did you know there are a lot of herbs that can be helpful during immune season? Maybe you already know a few like Echinacea, Black Elderberry or Reishi. At Herb Pharm, it’s our job to know about plants and how to use them. We work with hundreds of plant species. Here are 14 of our favorites to keep in mind for immune support.

Andrographis: Sometimes called the king of bitters, we make Andrographis extract from Andrographis paniculata plants that have been Certified-Organically grown.

Astragalus: Extracted from the Certified-Organic root of Astragalus mongholicus plants. The root is hand-harvested only in autumn and carefully shade-dried to maintain its full aroma and color.

Black Elderberry:  Prepared from the Certified-Organic fully-ripened berries of Sambucus nigra trees. To assure optimal extraction of Black Elderberry’s bioactive compounds, the berries are hand-harvested only when fully mature.

Cat’s Claw: Extracted from the inner bark of Uncaria tomentosa vines which are Sustainably Wildcrafted in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Echinacea: Prepared from fresh (never dried) Certified-Organic roots of Echinacea purpurea which are grown on own farm. (We even make a formula called Super Echinacea that combines extracts of the Echinacea root, seed, flower and leaf.)

Myrrh: Made from the Sustainably-Wildcrafted resin of Commiphora myrrha trees in the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula &/or East Africa.

Reishi mushroom: Prepared from the fruiting bodies of Certified-Organic dried Ganoderma lucidum mushrooms. To assure optimal quality Reishi, we only use mushrooms that have been graded “1st Quality.”

Schisandra: Made from the Certified-Organic ripe berry of Schisandra chinensis vines.

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Goldenseal: Prepared from the Certified-Organic rhizome with rootlet of Hydrastis canadensis plants. Our Goldenseal is hand-dug in the autumn, carefully cleaned & shade-dried, then thoroughly extracted.

Lomatium: Made from the fresh (never dried) root of Lomatium dissectum plants which are Sustainably Wildcrafted in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.

Olive Leaf: Comes from the mature leaf of Certified-Organic Olea europaea trees.

Oregano Spirits: A blend of the plant extract and the essential oil of Origanum vulgare plants.

Propolis: Honeybees harvest the crude resin from wild-growing trees, process it, and store it in their hives. The Propolis (Resina propoli) is then carefully collected from the honeybee hives (without harming the bees) and thoroughly extracted.

Umckaloabo: Prepared from the Certified-Organic root of Pelargonium sidoides plants grown in South Africa.

Find many of these herbs in the following great formulas: Daily Immune Builder, Rapid Immune Boost, Kids’ Immune Fortifier, and Herbs on the go: Immune Season.