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Ayurvedic Herbal Formulas for Immune Enhancement

Immune Support:  Ayurvedic Herbal Formula for Immunity

Immune Support, 90 tablets

Reduces excess kapha, especially in the head and chest. This spicy formula is ideal for use during the cold and flu season by promoting immunity and elimination of toxins.

This "hybrid" formula combines some of the traditional mechanisms of sitopaladi, Trikatu, Triphala, and Mahasudarshan with echinacea and osha.

Ingredients: Licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra; Rock Sugar, Pippali fruit, Piper longum; Osha root, Ligusticum porteri; Echinacea root, Echinacea angustifolia; Turmeric root, Curcuma longa; Tulsi leaf, Ocimum sanctum; Ginger root, Zingiber officinale; Banslochan stem, Bambusa arundinacea; Kirata-tikta herb, Swertia chirata; Amalaki fruit, Emblica officinalis; Bibhitaki fruit, Terminalia belerica; Haritaki fruit, Terminalia chebula; Black Pepper fruit, Piper nigrum; Mica, Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardamomum; Cinnamon bark, Cinnamomum cassia.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Kalmegh Extract, 2 oz.

This intensely bitter herb promotes healthy flow of bile and respiratory comfort. It clears the throat, head, and lungs while simultaneously boosting immunity. Though sometimes considered a liver herb, it is also regarded as an immune herb, but studies suggest it is highly specific for both typhoid and fungal infections. There is a lot of research on this herb, everything from antivenoms to immune deficiency conditions.

30 drops in a small amount of water, 2 to 3 times daily, or as directed by your health care provider. Shake well before using.

Ingredients: extract of Andrographis paniculata aerial parts in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Sacred Medicine Sanctuary, $



Certified Organic Andrographis Powder

Kalmegh, certified organic, half pound

This intensely bitter herb promotes healthy flow of bile and respiratory comfort. It clears the throat, head, and lungs while simultaneously boosting immunity. Though sometimes considered a liver herb, it is also regarded as an immune herb, but studies suggest it is highly specific for both typhoid and fungal infections. There is a lot of research on this herb, everything from antivenoms to AIDS. It has many applications in cancer treatment as well.

Ingredients: certified organic Andrographis paniculata powder.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Lung Formula

Lung Formula, 90 tablets

This Lung Formula is rejuvenating to the respiratory system and enhances resistence to allergies, infections, and problems caused by poor air quality. It is especially useful for kapha imbalances characterized by mucus accumulations. The primary ingredient, pippali, has been clinically shown to improve the quality of hemoglobin and thus to enhance oxygen supply to the tissues. It also helps to dilate bronchial passages and ease muscle spasms associated with asthma.

Special notes: Use with Immune Support when trying to increase immunity.

Ingredients: Licorice root, Glycyrrhiza glabra; Rock Sugar, Pippali fruit, Piper longum; Pushkarmula root, Inula racemosa; Kantakari herb, Solanum xanthocarpum; Banslochan stem, Bambusa arundinacea; Amalaki fruit, Emblica officinalis; Bibhitaki fruit, Terminalia belerica; Haritaki fruit, Terminalia chebula; Tulsi leaf, Ocimum sanctum; Talisa leaf, Abies webbiana; Mica, Cardamom seed, Elettaria cardamomum; Cinnamon bark, Cinnamomum cassia.

Banyan Botanicals, $



Mahasudarshan in vegetarian capsules

Mahasudarshan, 100 vegicaps

Mahasudarshan is a very complex Ayurvedic formula that enhances the functioning of the immune system by subtly cleansing the body of toxins. It reduces kapha and pitta and very slightly increases vata. It is especially valuable when there is a persistent, chronic infection. It is hepatoprotective and has traditionally been used when there are epidemics such as malaria or typhoid.

Ingredients: Kiratatikta (Swertia chirata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Daruharidra (Berberis ariststa), Brihati (Solanum indicum), Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Shati (Curcuma zedoaria), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Pippalimool (Piper longum root), Moorva (Sansevieria roxburghiana), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Dhamasa (Fagonia arabica), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Parpat (Fumaria parviflora), Musta (Cyperus rotundus).

Vadik Herbs, $