ECHINACEA ROOT (Echinacea purpurea) aka - Purple Coneflower, Coneflower
Echinacea has been called the “King of the Blood Purifiers” because it improves lymphatic filtration and drainage. It has been found to help remove toxins from the blood. Some have found it to be good for enlargement and weakness of the prostate gland. Echinacea is one of the most useful herbs available to Naturopaths, because it is a natural antibiotic and an alterative. It has been used as a retention colonic in ulcerative colitis. It has benefited toxic headaches with vertigo and a confused mental state caused by toxemia. Echinacea is one of the most potent herbs that support the immune system, useful for treating colds and flu. It has anti-biotic, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory like properties. It has been used as a treatment for candida yeast infections and also has the ability to kill fungus. The active compounds in echinacea are given to increase the ability of white blood cells to surround and destroy bacterial and viral invaders. It specifically strengthens the immune system against pathogenic infection by stimulating phagocytosis or T-cell formation. There are no side effects noted when one takes a high intake of Echinacea.
Please note Echinacea is a member of the Ragweed Family
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that Echinacea Root can provide relief for: • Blood impurities • Glandular/Lymphatic problems • Immune System Weakness • Infections • Prostate problems • Wounds • Acne • Antibiotic/Antiseptic