The Herbal Medicine Chest – Immune System Builders
Updated March 25, 2015
Herbs and Their Healing Effects
Majid Ali, M.D. In this article, I present my seven preferred natural remedies for inflammatory, immune, and chronic infectious disorders. I prescribe the first four for my patients for treating acute infections as well as for preventing flu during a flu season. The last three remedies are most valuable for boosting oxygen-governed natural anti-viral defenses of the body. 1 Dr. Ali’s Turmeric-Vitamin C Protocol 2. Dr. Ali’s Tamarind-Garlic Protocol 3. Dr. Ali’s Ginger-Walnut Oxygen Protocol 4. Dr. Ali’s Glutamine-White Poppy Seed Protocol 5. Dr. Ali’s Limbic Breathing 6. Dr. Ali’s Castor / Sesame Oil Rubs 7. Dr. Ali’s Peroxide Soaks
Dr. Ali’s Start-Low-Build-Slow Principle
I recommend that when beginning natural remedies, please start low and build slow. For example, start with 1/3 of the amounts given above and increase them to 2/3 on the second day, and the full suggested amounts on the third. Amounts of ingredients can be increased during flare-ups and viral infections.
Dr. Ali’s Turmeric-Vitamin C Protocol
Once or twice daily five days a week for chronic inflammatory, immune, and infectious disorders Turmeric capsules Three Vitamin C 1000 mg Overhydration For at least two hours in the morning (Best done with Dr. Ali’s Breakfast) Higher doses of turmeric and vitamin C may be used for up to 7 days.
Dr. Ali’s Tamarind-Garlic
Once or twice daily five days a week for chronic inflammatory, immune, and infectious disorders Garlic powder* One tablespoon Tamarind paste One tablespoon Coconut oil One-third teaspoon * Fresh garlic juice is better. I suggest garlic powder as a convenience. Garlic and tamarind are best taken before meals. The ingredients should be mixed can be increased or decreased according to their effects on the symptoms
Dr. Ali’s Ginger-Walnut Oxygen Protocol
Once daily five days a week for chronic inflammatory, immune, and infectious disorders Ginger root One inch long, one inch wide Walnuts Two (shelled) Olive oil 1/3 teaspoon Stevia Lightly sprinkled to taste (agave, xylitol or erythritol as sweeteners may be used infrequently) Grate ginger root and cut into pieces shelled walnuts. Add olive oil. Mash them with a masher and sprinkle a small amount of stevia. The ingredients can be increased or decreased according to their effects on symptoms of pain, soreness, and swelling. Stevia or other sweeteners decrease pungency of ginger.
Dr. Ali’s Glutamine-White Seed Protocol (G2)
For anxiety and improved sleep 30 minutes before bedtime daily or as needed L-glutamine is an important brain nutrient. It is commonly available from health food stores. White poppy seeds improve the quality of sleep and reduce anxiety and stress on the nervous system. Together these two natural substances increase the benefits of each other. I prescribe them for my patients as a protocol described below: L-glutamine powder One tablespoon White poppy seeds One tablespoon (ground in a coffee grinder) Whole milk yogurt One ounce Stevia Lightly sprinkled to taste Poppy seeds can be ground into powder, mixed with glutamine powder, and kept in a jar. The required amount of this mixture can be added to yogurt or keifer just before taking it. The ingredients can be increased or decreased according to their effects on sleep, mood, and mental functions. Yogurt can be of cow milk or goat milk. Keifer can be used instead of yogurt.