Stimulate the Production of Infection-Fighting White Blood Cells Using Lavender

Edited by Nerissa Avisado, Eng, Lynn, Alma

Every person is prone to acquiring an infection. An infection is one of the most common ailments a person can experience. Pathogenic microorganisms may enter the body by means of airborne transmission, physical contact, breakage of the skin, sexual contact and others. These pathogens are geared to infect a person resulting to gradual or sudden health deterioration of the physical and mental aspects.

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Types of infections

  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungal infections


The human body is designed to defend the body from foreign invaders such as different kinds of infectious deceases and foreign materials. There is a group of cells, tissues and organs working together to stop the progression of certain microorganisms from entering the body, this is called the immune system.

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Overall view of the immune system

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A part of the body's immune system is the white blood cells or WBC. White blood cells are also scientifically referred to as "leukocytes". There are several types of white blood cells. Although they have many things in common, each type has their own distinct functions which are categorized below:

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  • Neutrophils - Fights against bacterial or fungal infections.
  • Eosinophils - Primarily deals with parasitic infections.
  • Basophils - Responsible for antigen and allergic response by releasing the chemical histamine resulting in vasodilation.
  • Monocytes – Removes dead cell debris and attacking microorganisms also known as the vacuum cleaner.


White blood cells work in mysterious ways. Why? It is because of their ability to act on infection. They do this by keeping the pathogens from entering the body. However, this will also depend on how strong a person's immune system is - the stronger the immune system, the stronger the body's defense becomes. With that, the weaker the immune system is, the higher chance of different pathogenic microorganisms to successfully enter the human body.

There are many reasons why the immune system, particularly white blood cells, becomes weak. For individuals interested in boosting their immune system, a good way to increase infection-fighting white blood cells is by ingesting homemade lavender tea. Enjoy a cup with these simple ingredients and steps:

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Ingredients

  • 3 spoonfuls of fresh lavender flowers or 1 1/2 spoonful of dried lavender flowers
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  • 2-3 cups of water
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  • Lemon and honey
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Lavender tea preparations

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    Pour 2-3 cups of water into a teapot and bring the water to boiling temperature.
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    Put the 3 spoonfuls of fresh lavender flowers, or 1 ½ spoonfuls of dried lavender flower, in a teapot
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    Allow the lavender to steep for 3-5 minutes or more, depending on your preference on how concentrated the lavender should be.
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    With the help of a strainer, pour the lavender tea in a cup
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    The strainer helps remove the lavender flowers' residue.
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    Add honey and lime to taste.
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    Serve, drink and enjoy!
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It is best to drink lavender tea when it is still hot or warm. Drink two to three times a day for a stronger immune system.

Why drink lavender tea?

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Lavender is not only known to calm and relax a person. It is also known to boost or increase white blood cells, which aids in fighting pathogenic infection and other diseases.

Tips, Tricks and Warnings

  • Lavender tea is great when accompanied by nutritious food.
  • Lavender is not only excellent in boosting infection-fighting white blood cells, but it also great to soothe stomachaches.
  • Lavender tea aids in boosting leukocytes, but does not cure the infections.
  • If infection persists for more than four to five days, do not forget to consult a certified physician.

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Recent edits by: Lynn, Eng, Nerissa Avisado

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