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Echinacea is a perennial plant with purple blossoms, commonly known as ‘coneflower’. Echinacea is probably the primary herb for stimulating immune system function.
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Echinacea Info

Echinacea is a perennial plant with purple blossoms, commonly known as ‘coneflower’. Native to eastern and central North America, Echinacea was widely used by the North American Plains Indians to treat infections and as a general health promoter. There are 3 different species of Echinacea used medicinally: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida, and Echinacea purpurea. There is strong research showing that the root of both angustifolia and pallida is most effective, while in purpurea the fresh flowering tops have the best medicinal effect. Some supplements combine the three species for maximum effect.

Echinacea Benefits

Echinacea is probably the primary herb for stimulating immune system function. It promotes the activation of T-cells and formation of white blood cells, the body’s defence against infection.

Due to its immune promoting properties echinacea is effective against most bacterial, viral and fungal infections and as an anti-parasitic. It is a specific in treating HIV/ AIDS and in colds, flu and all kinds of upper respiratory tract conditions. Skin, urinary tract, genital and gum infections are all indications for Echinacea. It is used intravenously to treat some cancers and can be an important part of a healing regime in treating many other diseases.

Echinacea Side Effects

Echinacea is generally a safe and effective medicine when used as recommended. Safe to use in pregnancy, breastfeeding, for babies and children at recommended dosages. There are rare cases of allergic rash or asthma occurring in people who are also allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies.

Product Reviews

  • Excellent

    Excellent product that I have used for a few years. Got us back on track after being ill for about 6 weeks (I had forgotten about taking it and fell ill). I now take one a day and up the dose if I start to feel any signs of sickness.

    Felicity

    27/11/16

  • Great

    I have tried other varieties but kids wanted these ones back!

    Olya

    24/10/16

  • Well worth taking daily, feel better "inside"

    Since starting to take these probiotics, my "insides" have felt much better. I was adivsed to start taking probiotics and started with ones from the Chemist -nothing wrong with them - however these ones are much better and more convenient as they don't have to be kept in the fridge. Would have no worries in recommending them. Have even got my husband to start taking them (though he finds the size of tablet a bit daunting)

    Pauline

    15/10/16

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