When to Use Immune Stimulating Herbs

The immune system is designed to keep pathogenic factors from harming the body.  It is the moat around our body/castle.  In times of health (when the body/castle is safe from invaders), one should build the moat wider and deeper; ie, strengthen the immune system.  Herbally speaking, this is the time to use Astragalus, medicinal mushrooms and other herbs which strengthen the immune system. However, once the barbarians have breached the castle walls and have entered the castle (the body), do you still spend time making the moat wider and deeper? No, you forget about the moat and guard the castle! You get out your spears and hot oil (anti-viral, anti-bacterial herbs) and fight back. Then, once the barbarians are pushed back, you the work on digging … Continue reading