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A Directory of Herbs and their therapeutic properties - Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)
Scientific studies recognise Echinacea is a strong immune system booster.

Used for:-

  • Viral/Bacterial infections
  • Inflammation
  • Wounds
  • Immune disorders
  • Influenza
  • Colds/Flu/Cold sores
  • Glandular swelling
  • Sore throat
  • Sinusitis
  • Gingivitis
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Coughs
  • Cancer
  • Colic
  • Snake bites
  • Ear infections
  • Yeast infections
  • Antiseptic,
  • Immune stimulant,

 

Parts of the plant used:-
Roots, stems and flowers

Properties:-
anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities. antibacterial, immunostimulant, antiviral.

Constituents:-
essential oil, glycoside, polysaccharide, polyacetylenes, isobutylalklamines, resin, betain, inulin, sesquiterpene.


Contains Nutrients:-
Caffeic acid


Precautions:-

Not to be taken if you have HIV, lupus, tuberculosis or multiple sclerosis.
Echinacea Echinacea angustifolia
Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. If you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or a chronic infection such as HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, you should not use echinacea.


Other names:-
Black Sampson, Echinacea, Purple Coneflower, Red Sunflower, Sacred Plant, Sampson Root,

General:-
The Echinacea plant is native to North America, grows to about 2 metres high, and features a purple flower blooming in Spring. It is usually found in the central plains of the USA, where it grows on roadside verges and fields.
Originally named Snake Root for its restorative effects on snake bite victims, Echinacea was used by the Native Americans as a cure for anything from toothaches and insect bites, to smallpox and measles. European settlers quickly started to use Echinacea to fend off the diseases that periodically threatened their settlements, before exporting it back to consumers in Europe.

 


 

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