Echinacea

Also Known As:

Purple Coneflower

Uses:

  • Colds and Flu
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

Description

Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs used in Europe. Whilst there are two other species of Echinacea which may be found in use, tests have shown that Echinacea purpurea has the greatest activity. It is considered to be the prime remedy for the immune system and this view has been supported by extensive research. The Native Americans were the first to recognise the value of the plant, using it for wound healing and snakebites.

How It Works

Echinacea works by balancing the immune system so that it works efficiently. This means that you are less likely to catch colds etc, and may be less prone to allergies.
It is best taken in a maintenance dose over a period of time to improve immune function.

Additional suggestion:

Those suffering from leukaemia or HIV should consult a Doctor before using Echinacea. Do not use if taking immunosuppressant medication. Avoid in cases of known hypersensitivity to Echinacea preparations.