(Echinacea purpurea) aka - Purple Coneflower, Coneflower
Echinacea has been called the “King of the Blood Purifiers” because it improves lymphatic filtration and drainage, and removes toxins from the blood. It is reportedly good for soothing enlargement and weakness of the prostate gland. It is used as a blood purifier against strep and staph infections and is known to fight toxic chemical poisoning of the body. It is beneficial for blood poisoning, ulcers, TB, pyorrhea, childhood diseases, spinal meningitis, and gangrene. It has been used in ulcerative colitis. It has benefited those that suffer toxic headaches with vertigo and a confused mental state caused by toxemia. The active compounds in Echinacea 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. T-cell formation is powerful and effective against all kinds of bacterial and viral infections. It also is known to increase red blood cell counts, which remove waste from the body. Another reported use for Echinacea is in the treatment of some forms of cancer and tumors; Echinacea helps stimulate macrophages to fight tumor cells. There are no side effects noted when high doses of Echinacea are taken. Echinacea is also beneficial during pregnancy. It has been used as a treatment for candida yeast infections and also has the ability to kill fungus. It can reduce pain from external or internal injuries.
Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies Echinacea may provide relief from:
• Blood Builder/Purifier
• Gum Disease/Peritonitis
• Congestion (Lymphatic)
• Prostate Gland
• Skin Eruptions
• Ulcerative Colitis
• Immune Deficiency
• Candida Albicans
- Properties: Adaptogen, Alterative, Anti-biotic, Anti-neoplastic, Anti-septic, Anti-viral, Blood Purifier, Carminative, Demulcent, Digestive, Sialagogue, Stimulant, Vulnerary Primary nutrients: Calcium, iodine, iron, potassium, sulfur, Vitamins A, C, and E.