Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) has been called the “king of the blood purifiers” because it improves lymphatic filtration and drainage. It helps remove toxins from the blood and practitioners have found it helpful in treating 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 among the most powerful and effective remedies known against all kinds of bacterial and viral infections. It is one of the most potent herbs that support the immune system, and is useful for treating colds and flu. It has antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory-like properties. The active compounds in echinacea are said 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 and T-cell formation. It has been used as a “retention colonic” in ulcerative colitis. It has eased toxic headaches with vertigo and a confused mental state caused by toxemia. There are no side effects noted when taking high doses of echinacea. Please note Echinacea is a member of the Ragweed Family.
Primary Uses: Here are a few of the ailments Echinacea Root can provide relief for: Acne, Antibiotic/Antiseptic, Bites/Stings, Blood Builder/Cleanser/Purifier, Boils/Eczema, Colds/Fevers, Congestion (Lymphatic), Ear & Other Infections, Fevers, Glands, Gums (sore), Immune deficiency, Lymphatic System, Prostate Gland, Wounds.