Herbs from your Kitchen to Enhance Immunity Online
Learn about herbs in your kitchen or garden that you can include in your daily recipes to enhance immunity and boost your health.
Join this virtual program and make a refreshing herbal sun tea with fresh ginger and basil and a delicious arugula / herbal pesto.
Visit the Boulder Public Library's YouTube Channel for this and other virtual events: https://www.youtube.com/user/boulderlibrary
- Monday, Jun 22 2020
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This is an online event.
Link to Join
Fresh Ginger: warming and increases circulation, decongestant.
Fresh Basil – Ocimum basilicum - vitamins A and C
Garlic – Allium sativum – contains selenium, iodine and amino acids – powerful remedy to keep you healthy and good for heart/circulation.
Arugula – rich in chlorophyll, digestive and detoxifying
Walnuts – high in Essential Fatty Acids and anti-oxidants
Olive Oil – high in anti-oxidants and healthy monounsaturated fats
More Herbs for Nutrition and Immune Health:
Parsley – Petroselinum crispum - vitamins C, K and A
Nettles – Urtica dioca – high in chlorophyll, vitamin C and iron
Hibiscus – Hibiscus rosa-sinenesis – high in Vitamin C and delicious served cold
Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis – tonic for the heart and nervous system
Seaweeds – rich in trace minerals, high in calcium and vitamins.
Dandelion Greens – Taraxacum officinalis - calcium, iron, fiber, Vitamins A, E and K, and powerful antioxidants including beta Carotene and lutein
Shitaake Mushrooms – fiber, B vitamins and immune boosting properties
Mint – Mentha piperita - high in flavonoids and essential oil – great for digestion
Flax Seeds – lignans, fiber and Omega 3 Fatty acids – easy to add to food!
Pumpkin Seeds – high in zinc
Chili – Capsicum spp. - excellent antioxidant, good for circulation, accelerates oxygenation of cells
Source: Helen Joffe, instructor