Herbs and spices that can boost your immune system!

Adding herbs and spices is an easy way to create variety and expand the flavours of your meals—but did you know that they load up the immune-boosting properties of your food, too?

Here are a few herbs and spices that will take you meal to the next level —and your immune health too.



Cinnamon originates from the dried bark of tropical varieties of the evergreen tree grown in Asia. It helps prevent infection and may boost your immune activity, making it a welcome and tasty addition to your collection of immune-boosting herbs and spices.



A powerful antioxidant herb, oregano is effective in treating some fungal, bacterial, and parasitic infections, making it a great immune boosting herb to keep in hand. Were you aware that oregano has more antioxidant properties than apples, oranges, or blueberries?



The highly aromatic needle-like leaves of rosemary contain substances that increase circulation, improve digestion, and are anti-inflammatory. Some studies suggest it may reduce the severity of asthma.

Bunch of fresh rosemary on an old wooden chopping board


The slightly bitter, bright yellow-orange turmeric root contains curcumin, a main ingredient in curries. Used for its intense yellow colour, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help calm your cough.


From a practical perspective, eating foods that boost your immune system while enjoying it at the same time can be an effective way to take care of your health.