This article explores what immunity actually means, the different types of immunity, how immunity works, what mechanisms our body employs as part of its defense systems. Further, the article explores the specific ways in which tea (and key compounds present in different types of tea) actually boost immunity.
Immunity, or our immune system, is the complex group of defense mechanisms that our body employs to repel disease-causing organisms or pathogens. The body’s immunity system is typically capable of discriminating among body’s own cells and foreign entities. As soon as the foreign particle is identified, the collective and coordinated response of specific cells and mediators against strange substances constitutes the body’s immune response.