Posted on Nov 23, 2009 | Comments 1
The powers of Echinacea have been shown to help many people with the flu and cold.
This herbal remedy has been used for years by the Plains Indians of North America and has been revived again today to great results.
Echinacea comes from the purple coneflower, which gets its name from the conical shape its flower head produces.
Its roots can also be used for medicinal purposes. It can be found in tea form or in capsule form.
Echinacea capsules can be found at any pharmacy, drug store or nutritional supplement store. This old herbal remedy has been used for colds as well as scarlet fever and malaria.
It was thought that it could cure anything and everything. It has been shown that Echinacea can boost the immune system, helping the body fight and keep off any germs and infections. This boost can be used before you even exhibit signs of illness.
Studies have shown that taking Echinacea can build up the body’s resistance which is especially good for fighting off the flu viruses. Even though Echinacea is used to shorten the effects of the flu and common cold, if taken regularly, it can even prevent them.
It contains a substance that stirs up the immune system which helps to fight any viruses before you even begin to get the symptoms and develop a full blown illness. Since it is a natural antibacterial, it can be used to clean off wounds and Echinacea has been proven to alleviate pain as well, and was used in the past for snakebites.
Because it contains antioxidants and a substance that triggers your body to respond against attacks, Echinacea is great for sore throats, and has been shown to heal a predisposition towards laryngitis.
If you are prone to sore throats, coughs, strep throat and laryngitis, try Echinacea because it is a natural, herbal remedy. Also, since it is natural, it can be given to children, and no harmful side effects have been documented. It can boost children’s immunities as well.
Echinacea has been used for a very long period of time for wonderful results. It has been used since the 17th century for a homeopathic cure for the common cold[cold remedies]. It can help stimulate your entire immune system, thereby increasing your chances for staying healthy because it fights off any viruses and germs.
Echinacea has been known to wage war against foreign matter in the body and can heal minor infections. It is amazing to think that you can get all this from a pretty flower. Echinacea has not shown to have any toxins and is a healthy, natural form for increasing your immunity.
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