6. Cinnamon : It is a first class antiseptic that can help fight bacteria, viruses and fungal infections. It is rich in antioxidants, which give it a mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect, and perhaps this is why it was traditionally used to aid recovery from colds, flu, sore throat, fever and headache.
SUPPLEMENTS TO IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW / CIRCULATION
A number of supplements have been found to be effective in restoring and boosting blood circulation. These include:
– Vitamin B Complex – Vitamin B3 (opens blood vessels on the surface of the skin) – Vitamin B6 – Vitamin C – Vitamin E – Vitamin A – Niacin and Niacinamide (helps to open the blood vessels deep in the body) – L–Arginine – Alpha-Lipoic acid – Garlic – Flavonoids – Magnesium – Zinc
Cayenne pepper contains the chemical capsicum, a rich source of vitamin C that aids your immune system in fighting colds and flus. The powerful effect of vitamin C comes from bioflavinoids that help your body produce white blood cells, especially the white blood cells of your lymphatic system that cleanse your cells and tissues of toxins. Cayenne pepper, also full of beta carotene and antioxidants that support your immune system, helps build healthy mucus membrane tissue that defends against viruses and bacteria. Spicy cayenne peppers raise your body’s temperature to make you sweat, increasing the activity of your immune system.