Your immune system is very complex. And it turns out a common spice found in your spice cabinet… the humble clove… could be the perfect way to support your immunity.
More on cloves on a moment. But first let’s take a closer look at your immune system.
Your immune system has a set of pathways that allow your body to respond to foreign invaders including…
- other infectious agents
- foreign material such as pollen
It’s actually an amazingly powerful alternative to drugs for curing disease. Your immune system consists of a bunch of different types of cells. Each cell has a specific task assigned to it to help defend your body.
Basically, your immune system is divided into two main parts:
- humoral immunity
- cell-mediated immunity
So what’s the difference?
Humoral immunity deals with infectious agents in your blood and body tissues. Cell-mediated immunity, on the other hand, deals with body cells that have been infected.
Your B-cells, with some help from T-cells, manage your humoral system . While the cell-mediated system is managed by T-cells.
Together, these two systems can help protect you from just about anything. In fact, they take on this task every single day of your life.
Boost your humoral immunity with this spice
Your humoral immunity is the system that protects your blood and tissues. And it deserves a little help to do its very important job.
Try adding cloves to your diet to do lend your humoral immunity a hand. Researchers have recently found that clove oil can significantly increase your humoral immune response.
Researchers at the Department of Pharmacology, University College of Medical Sciences, in Delhi, India conducted a trial involving the essential oil of clove. They tested the effect of the oil on red blood cells. They found it caused a significant increase in the primary and secondary humoral immune response.
It’s not difficult to add some cloves to your diet. The spice is popular and is often used to add a sweet and aromatic taste to pumpkin pie, muffins, cookies, and breads. Cloves are also added to many entrees.
Multi-functional cloves are packed with nutrients
Clove contains significant amounts of an active immunity supporting ingredient called “eugenol.”
Eugenol has been the subject of numerous health studies, including studies on the prevention of toxicity from…
- environmental pollutants like carbon tetrachloride
- digestive tract cancers
- joint inflammation
Cloves are an excellent source of manganese, a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids The tasty spice is also a good source of calcium and magnesium. Plus cloves can act as a digestive aid.
When using clove oil, keep in mind that the oil is very strong. It can cause irritation if used in its pure form. Get your doctor’s advice before applying clove oil topically. You can dilute the clove oil in olive oil or distilled water before applying.
Remember you shouldn’t take clove oil internally. Use the ground spice instead.
Dr. Victor Marchione received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973 and his Medical Degree from the University of Messina in 1981. He has been licensed and practicing medicine in New York and New Jersey for over 20 years.
Dr. Marchione is a respected leader in the field of smoking cessation and pulmonary medicine. He has been featured on ABC News and World Report, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and the NBC Today Show and is an editor at the popular Doctor's Health Press website.
Dr. Marchione has also served as Principal Investigator in at least a dozen clinical research projects relating to serious ailments such as bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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