Echinacea originated in
North America where the native Americans used it poultices, mouthwashes, and teas. Now
popular worldwide, with herbalists prescribing the herb whenever anyone has infection or
pus in or on their body. It is a blood purifier and contains a large range of fatty acids,
iron, copper, cobalt.
The herb is a immune system
stimulant, it heals tissue, is an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, is a
natural antibiotic and is even touted to be helpful with cancer patients.
production of the immune system's white blood cells in the fight against foreign
micro-organisms; it may increase the production of T cells, which together with white
blood cells fight against infections.
Echinacea can also be
effective as a topical medicine for eczema and other skin problems.
How It May Benefit
and other respiratory illnesses
Apply externally for:
Do not use Echinacea as a
Do not give Echinacea to
children younger than two years old and start with small doses for older children and
Check with your doctor
before using Echinacea if you are pregnant or nursing.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in capsules and