My potager garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö, Resarö is situated in the inner part of the archipelago outside of Stockholm. Tyra´s Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination.
Tyra's Garden is a small garden on the island of Resarö situated in the inner part of the archipelago near the small town Vaxholm, outside Stockholm. Tyra's Garden is mostly an ornamental vegetable garden, my potager. But flowers are of course an important ingredience, for beauty and pollination. The climate in these parts is quite demanding as the northerly winds can be strong and cold. THIS BLOG 'Tyra's Garden' is not entirely a gardenblog it contains much more. About me: Enthusiastic amateur gardener and photographer from Vaxholm, Sweden. Designed and built my Greenhouse and Potager in Tyra's Garden 2003. Love the outdoor life, gardening and sailing especially. View my profile

Friday

Boost up your Immune System - with a remedy from the garden.

This post 'Boost up your Immune System - with a remedy from the garden.' was originally uploaded by Tyra in the blog Tyra's Garden









The 2009 flu, the Swine Influenza. A virus subtype H1N1 is here but is it going to be pandemic? Well we don’t know this yet. But here are some tips and ideas what you can do to avoid getting the Swine flu.


They say to wash your hands thoroughly and often are the most important thing to do. You can also boost up your immune system with vitamins, minerals and herbs. Some of them are quite familiar; perhaps you already have them in your garden.


Boost up your immune system with a remedy from the garden.





1. Zinc you find among other things in seeds like; sunflower, poppy, sesame, mustard and linseed.





2. Vitamin C - Fruits and berries and do you remember the Sea-Buckthorn Hippophae L? It has 12 times more vitamin C than oranges!



3. Vitamin DGardening is excellent for the vitamin D uptake :-)





4. Vitamin E, omega 3 and 6 and Zinc as well from Flax. Linum usitatissimum Flaxseed or linseeds oil.






5. Herbs good for the immune system; Echinacea augustifoliae radix, Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea pallida. (radix)




6. Probiotics - like the Acidophilus (a beneficial bacteria)

This last one is not from our gardens but you can find it in a lot of products, I buy as Filmjölk and it is really good for the stomach.


And then again, wash your hands! It's easy and absolutely free.



Update


From our Doc. Green thumb.


'That post was so insightful dear Tyra! The only effective method to fight Swine Flu has to be through personal hygiene and immunity enhancement. While the health authorities keep harping about the masks and Tamiflu, they neglect the most important and basic things which you beautifully highlighted.'


Thank you!


Another huge thank you to my Blotanical friend that has nominated my blogs for best European blog! I'm amazed and very happy. Blooming Friday again, the weeks goes so very fast! This is the last Friday of this gorgeous month September. You find more participants here at Katarina.





Happy Gardening!


TYRA



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29 comments:

Urban Green said...

Nice one, Tyra. Swine flu is scary. Washing hands thoroughly seems to be only thing working in this case...

Randi said...

Helt rätt Tyra!
Jag började för flera veckor sedan med mer medvetet välja det som triggar just immunsystemet. Hoppas vi nu slipper drabbas...

Gardenlife said...

Härligt att ha den egna trädgården sprängfylld av vitaminer... ; )
/Janne

♥ Eva Linnea ♥ said...

Tack för fina tips! Man kan göra mycket "på egen hand" och inte förlita sig på "konstigheter" som vaccin etc. Ser vi bara till att sköta om oss så tror jag nog att vi som inte har något annat (typ hjärtproblem, diabetes) ska klara oss bra.
Sköt om dig!
Kram EL

Green thumb said...

That post was so insightful dear Tyra! The only effective method to fight Swine Flu has to be through personal hygiene and immunity enhancement. While the health authorities keep harping about the masks and Tamiflu, they neglect the most important and basic things which you beautifully highlighted.

gittan said...

Så mycket nyttigt. Trädgården är en underbar källa för nyttigheter. Men vi har redan haft svininfluensan både maken och jag. Döttrarna däremot klarade sig betydligt bättre. Borde ju varit tvärtom med tanke på vem som äter mest nyttiga saker =)

Agneta H-Lindhe Waxholms Optik said...
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tina said...

Timely advice for sure.

joey said...

Excellent and timely advice, dear Tyra! Lets all stay well ... I'm ((( blowing you a kiss from my 'clean' well-washed hands :)

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Thank you all for your comment and especially from the wise words of our Doctor 'Green thumb'


Tyra

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Excellent advice Tyra. I'm into ptobiotics too and vitamins and exercise and so is little Tara. Healthy owner, healthy doggy. ;-)

And I wash my hands often but that is because they are dirty from all that gardening. ;-)

Glädjekällan said...

Jo trädgården och dess nyttigheter är bra på många sätt. Gillar ditt inlägg och dina bilder.
Ha det gott
Birgitta

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Tyra! Thank you for this post! Sea Buckthorn is a berry number one in Russia when it comes to boosting one's immune system. Oils are used for treating wounds, burns, etc. We used to have it in our garden. It's not easy to pick it up, and not everyone likes its taste, but everyone has it at home in some form. Products from Sea Buckthorn are sold in pharmacies there. Thanks again!

Gail said...

Tyra, That was excellent advice...Now I am off to take my vitamins. gail

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Tyra, good tips for preventing flu. I heard CNN chief medical correspondent, Dr Sanjay Gupta talking about his recent bout with the H1N1. He said he hurt all over, couldn't keep food or fluids down and was burning up with fever for several days. Sounds absolutely miserable...and he is a doctor.
Marnie

Kanak Hagjer said...

Great advice, Tyra. And so beautifully presented!

Kathleen said...

Perfect timing with this post Tyra. There has been a lot of swine flu in our state and even in my daughters high school. I'm half afraid to send her. You are so right, we can do many things to help protect & boost our immune systems tho. I'm trying to wash my hands a lot more that's for sure. Your plum marmalade in the previous post looks yummy. Are the plums from your garden?

Lillebeth said...

Fina råd. Tackar och tar emot! Ha det gott!

Bea said...

Vilket fint inlägg, mycket läsvärt och nyttigt att veta!
Trevligt veckoslut! /Bea

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

Linfrö verkar vara riktig dunder-medicin! Vi får proppa oss fulla av vitminer och hoppas på det bästa!

Carol said...

Such a wonderful post Tyra! You always have superb presentations! Congratulations on your nomination... Is there any wonder why? Have a great weekend. Carol

Maria Berg said...

hoppas på att bli frisk av att bara läsa på din blogg hihihi MB trevlig helg önskar jag dig.

Angel.Pearls said...

Tack för fina tips på botemedel..jag bloggar om Alcogel..Ha en fin helg//Eva

Mia said...

Så fint att du påminner mig om kostens betydning, efter all information från staten så hade jag glömt något så basalt som vitaminer och zink, normalt kosthold är nog minst lika viktigt.

AnnA said...

Bra med råd i dessa tider, och vackra bilder därtill.
Hm. Hela familjen här har/är drabbad av någon sorts maginfluensa, och i dag har jag mestadels varit däckad, med några avbrott för nätaktivitet, och annat.
Jag brukar annars lyckas komma undan - dock inte denna gång. Fast nu börjar det kännas i huvud, kropp och mage att jag är tillbaka till livet snart igen.
Trevlig Helg!
hälsn
AnnA

Jan said...

I have to echo the other comments that this is a good reminder for all of us. Thanks.

Jan
Always Growing

sweet bay said...

Excellent advice!

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Bra råd. Vi får alla göra så gott vi kan med vitaminer, hälsosam mat, frisk luft, motion och handtvätt. Sedan får vi hålla tummarna!! Ha det så bra. Kram Ingrid

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Great advice, Tyra...and congrat's on the nomination;-) I just started taking vitamins after forgetting about them for ages! My body isn't getting any younger and I need all the help I can get!!