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Herb Echinacea Information

This herb is one of the best herbs to keep your immune system in top notch shape.
When you feel yourself getting run down, echinacea will help you fight the infection.
Buy only top quality herbs.
If you are allergic to ragweed, don't use echinacea
Echinacea and ragweed are of the same family, and the echinacea will only make you feel worse!

The plant group Echinacea (common name, purple coneflower) is known as a non-specific stimulant to the immune system.

A native of this continent, it was highly valued in Native American medicine, where it had more applications than any other plant.
Today, research shows clear scientific reasons for its effectiveness.
Echinacea: Nature's Immune Enhancer

Health Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea increases the "non-specific" activity of the immune system. In other words, unlike a vaccine which is active only against a specific disease, echinacea stimulates the overall activity of the cells responsible for fighting all kinds of infection.

Unlike antibiotics, which are directly lethal to bacteria, echinacea makes our own immune cells more efficient in attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells, including cancer cells. Echinacea facilitates wound healing, lessens symptoms of and speeds recovery from viruses.

Anti-inflammatory effects make it useful externally against inflammatory skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. It may also increase resistance to candida, bronchitis, herpes, and other infectious conditions.

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The Wonderful Health Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea, the purple coneflower, is the best known and researched herb for stimulating the immune system.

Thousands of Europeans and Americans use echinacea preparations against colds and flu, minor infections, and a host of other major and minor ailments. This native American herb has an impressive record of laboratory and clinical research.

Thousands of doctors currently use echinacea for treating infectious diseases.

Echinacea, commonly referred to as "coneflower", is a genus of nine different herbacious plants native to North America.

To use as a tea, add 1 tsp. of herb to a tea infuser and place in a tea cup.
Pour boiling water over infuser, cover, and steep for 3-5 minutes. QAI Certified Organic.
Frontier Echinacea Purpurea Herb Certified Organic

History of Echinacea has a rich tradition of use by North American Plains Indians who used it medicinally more than any other plant.

It was prominent in modern American medicine in the early 20th Century, and was discovered by Europeans, who have used it extensively since the 1930s.

Today millions of Europeans use echinacea as their primary therapy for colds, flus, infections, and for general immune-boosting effects

Colds, coughs and flu and other upper respiratory conditions
Enlarged lymph glands, sore throat
Urinary tract infections
Other minor infections
May help combat herpes and candida
Wounds, skin regeneration and skin infections (external use)
Psoriasis, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions (external use)

By: Chester Ku-Lea
Article Source:Chester is a health nutrition consultant and is the owner of - a provider of premium health nutrition and sports supplements

More about Echinacea Herb

Helps General well-being During The Cold & Flu Season

Echinacea grows wild in the Midwest, and was used by plains Indians more than any other herb.

Today Echinacea is the best known herb available
It has received positive reviews from doctors on national television.
In Germany, it is one of the most researched herbs available.

Its benefits have been shown in many European research clinics.

Nature's Way Echinacea Purpurea is organically grown by trout lake farm, Washington, and certified organically processed in accordance with Oregon tilth standards and the California organic foods act of 1990.
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