Recommended Herbs for Supporting Your Immune System

Herbs have been used throughout history to support the immune system. The ancient Sumerians wrote about herbs on clay tablets and utilized herbs like myrrh. The Ancient Egyptians also utilized herbal science heavily. To help the body support the immune system, Ancient Egyptians utilized herbs such as garlic. In fact, the Ancient Egyptians Papyrus Ebers has more than 850 documented uses of herbs.

To support the immune system, the Chinese and Indians also utilized an herbal regimen. The Ayurvedic herbalists of India utilized turmeric, along with other herbs, to support the immune system throughout the year. The Sushruta Samhita contains written text on the uses of more than 700 herbs and plants and 64 different mineral sources. Writings from China, such as the Shennong Ben Cao Jin that documents over 750 different herb and plants, also list the herbs that people use today to support their immune system throughout the year.

What Are The Best Herbs To Support Your Immune System

Cedar Bear® is proud to manufacture single herb extracts and formulas to help you support your immune system throughout the year. These herbs have been utilized by cultures throughout the centuries and are tried and true. Cedar Bear® manufacturers all of its herbs here in the United States and gives you herbs that are 100% alcohol free, taste great, and are made with vegetable-based glycerin.

Astragalus Root

Astragalus comes from the Chinese herbal tradition and is known for supporting healthy immune function. This herb is an adaptogen and supports the body's adrenal system. In addition to providing immune support, it is also known to strengthen and support overall liberal function within the body.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Astragalus?

Astragalus is found in many of our herbal blends. We also have a Astragalus single that is popular with our customers. Here are the Cedar Bear® singles and blends that contain Astragalus:


Elderberry provides immune support and has its origins in Native American herbal traditions, as well as other cultures. The Native Americans used branches of the Elderberry tree to make flutes. This berry provides immune support throughout the season.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Elderberry?

Elderberry is found in many of our blends and we also offer it as a single. Here are some of the popular Cedar Bear® products that contain Elderberry.


This is one of the most extensively studied herbs, in terms of immune system support. The Native Americans brought it into popularity during the 1800s and it is known to support continual immune health. Echinacea is one of the most popular ingredients used in our formulas and is useful in supporting the immune system throughout the year.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Echinacea?

Echinacea is a popular ingredient that is used in many Cedar Bear® products:


Ginger does not only support the immune system; it also is used as a support aid for the digestive system. However, ginger is best known for supporting the body's natural reaction to symptoms from the common cold. Frequently used as a tea or mixed with a lemon/honey mixture, this herb tastes great in our TincTract® mixture that contains vegetable-based glycerin.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Ginger?

Cedar Bear® herbal singles and blends also contain ginger, as well as other ingredients to help you support your immune system:

Turmeric Root

Turmeric root has its origins in the Ayurvedic herbal tradition. It supports a healthy digestive system and also has some immune supporting properties. Turmeric root also can support the brain and nervous system.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Turmeric?

Here are some of the most popular products from Cedar Bear® that contain Turmeric:


Ginseng is also another popular herb. Throughout herbal tradition, it has been used as a way to support the body's reaction to symptoms of the common cold. In addition to supporting the common cold, Ginseng is popular for supporting healthy energy levels, maintaining libido, and helping the body support longevity.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Ginseng?

We have three different types of Ginseng products that you can buy from Cedar Bear®:

Blood Building and Respiratory Support Herbs For a Stronger Immune System

Blood building herbs are designed to support natural level iron levels in the body, which in term, supports a healthier immune system. Respiratory support herbs can help maintain the overall health of your lungs and airways. These herbs also support your immune system.


Mullein has a strong history of use in multiple different herbal traditions. It was first recommended by Dioscorides over 2,000 years ago as an herbal support for the respiratory system. It can also support healthy connective tissues within the body.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Mullein?

Cedar Bear® carries several herbs and formulas that contain mullein:

Wild Black Cherry

Wild Black Cherry is another popular herb that has immune and respiratory support properties. It is commonly used for supporting relief from the common cold, but also supports the digestive system.

What Herbal Singles and Blends Does Cedar Bear® Carry That Contain Wild Black Cherry?

Cedar Bear® carries herbal formulas that contain wild black cherry:

Blood Building and Supporting Formulas

Cedar Bear® carries a wide variety of herbs and formulas that support overall blood health. Some of the important ingredients in these formulas include:

  • Stinging Nettle Leaf: This herb supports healthy blood antioxidant levels.
  • Gotu Kola Herb: Overall, this herb supports healthy blood circulation within the body.
  • Yellow Dock Root: Native Americans used this herb to support blood purification and is used in many of our blood building and supporting formulas.
  • Mullein Leaf: In addition to supporting the lungs, this herb also supports a healthy cardiovascular system and natural blood oxygenation levels.
  • Burdock Root: Not only does this herb support the body's immune system, it also supports blood purification within the body.
What Herbal Blends Have a Focus on Blood Building?

Cedar Bear® has several blends that support the blood within your body. They include:

We Also Have a Mushroom For That!

In addition to herbal blends and singles, Cedar Bear® also has mushrooms for immune support throughout the year. Here are some of the popular mushrooms used for seasonal support in our herbs:

Shiitake Mushroom , Reishi Mushroom, Lion's Mane Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Agaricus Blazei Mushroom, Turkey Tail Mushroom.

Shiitake Mushroom

Shiitake mushrooms are native to East Asia. They are a tan to a dark brown color with caps that grow between 2 and 4 inches. They are typically eaten as vegetables but are used in a wide variety of different formats. The majority of shiitake mushrooms are grown in Japan, with the United States and Canada being major producers. Not only do they support immunity, but they also support a healthy heart and cardiovascular system.

Maitake Mushroom

The maitake mushroom supports the immune system, healthy blood pressure, overall cell activity, and helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels. This mushroom has a history of use in North America, China, and Japan.

Reishi Mushroom

Reishi mushroom is truly a universal mushroom when it comes to supporting the body. Not only does it support the immune system, but it also supports the body's ability to respond naturally to periods of temporary fatigue. People also use this mushroom to support cardiovascular health. Discovered over 2,000 years ago by Chinese herbalists in the Changbai Mountains, the reishi mushroom is also called the "Mushroom of Immortality."

Lion's Mane Mushroom

Lion's mane mushroom can support the nervous system, positive emotions, and the immune system. It also has the ability to support heart health and the digestive system. Lion's mane mushroom is present in North America, Europe, and Asia and can be identified by its single clump of long dangling spines.

Agaricus Blazei Mushroom

This species of mushroom has several nicknames, including almond mushroom, God's mushroom, and mushroom of life, among others. In its pure form, it's known for a sweet flavor and a scent of almonds. This mushroom supports the circulatory system, joints and connective tissue, and the digestive system.

Turkey Tail Mushroom

Turkey Tail Mushroom supports the health of nearly every system in your body. Turkey tail supports the immune system, overall gut health, and bacteria balance within your body. IN nature, it has colors that are similar to that of the wild turkey. Found in nearly all parts of the world, it has its origins in the Chinese herbal tradition.

We Have An Herb For That

Cedar Bear® has brought herbal singles and formulas to its customers for nearly 40 years. Our products are available for adults, children, pets, and we also offer iodine as well in our Xodine™ line. Shop Cedar Bear® today to find the herbs that will help you support your immune system throughout the season.

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