Categories in Blood and CirculationWater RegulationCirculationHeartLymph / Blood PlasmaRed Blood CellsImmune-SystemLiver & GallbladderAround EyesEyesTongue CoatingTongue Surface / CracksTongue BodyOverviewJump to SymptomsThe immune system has several levels of activation:
For low immunity conditions, treatment often includes adding heat through pungents. For high immunity activation, treatment often involves clearing heat from the liver using bitters. This is in addition to antimicrobials.
|Intense||Auto-immune disorders, many allergies & sensitivities
|Low Immunity||Low grade / unproductive fevers|
Herbal Actions Affecting Immune System
|Adaptogen||Herbs that promote stabilization of physiological processes and homeostasis. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.|
|Anti-inflammatory||Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.|
|Antibacterial||Herbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.|
|Anticarcinogenic||Herbs that inhibit or prevent the activity of a carcinogen or the development of cancer.|
|Antifungal||Herbs that destroy fungus.|
|Antihistamine||Herbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system.|
|Antimicrobial||An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
|Antipoisonous||An antidote for a poison. Many anti-poisonous herbs draw out a poison and are good for insect bites. Others help burn it up.|
|Antipyretic||Reduces a fever / febrifuge.|
|Antirheumatic||Antirheumatic herbs help to ease and prevent arthritis and rheumatism. Many are also anti-inflammatory, analgesic, detoxicants and blood thinners. Antirheumatic herbs deal with problems involving the painful, stiff, swollen joints, and fatigue.|
|Antiseptic||Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.|
|Antiviral||Herbs that inhibit the development of viral infections. Antivirals also can be found in essential oils of some herbs, such as eucalyptus oil.|
|Flushes-membranes||Herbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.|
|Immune-stimulant||Stimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.|
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Swollen lymph nodes indicate infection. When lymph nodes are swollen around the hips, it is usually a sign of a fungal infection, parasites, or dysbiosis of organs and tissues of the pelvic floor.A heavy, rich, diet of Kapha provoking foods can...
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are a sign of chronic sinus, ear or upper respiratory infection. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign of blood stagnation andmay indicate sweet, thick, Kapha blood.
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