One of the most nourishing remedies that I think everyone should have in their food arsenal is bone broth. Nowadays in our fast paced world we grab at the canned or boxed chicken broths on grocery store shelves to help us get that 30 minute meal on the table. I used to make everything with boxed organic soup, that is, until I learned of the incredible healing properties of homemade bone broth. Its so easy to make, it now seems silly to use boxed broth when cooking.
One of my favorite immune boosting herbs is astragalus. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years as an herbal treatment designed to make the body's natural defenses stronger. Studies have shown that astragalus root improves the function of white blood cells, which is why it is used in cancer patients after chemotherapy to strengthen their immune systems.