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Echinacea is a perennial plant with purple blossoms, commonly known as ‘coneflower’. Echinacea is probably the primary herb for stimulating immune system function.
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Echinacea Info

Echinacea is a perennial plant with purple blossoms, commonly known as ‘coneflower’. Native to eastern and central North America, Echinacea was widely used by the North American Plains Indians to treat infections and as a general health promoter. There are 3 different species of Echinacea used medicinally: Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida, and Echinacea purpurea. There is strong research showing that the root of both angustifolia and pallida is most effective, while in purpurea the fresh flowering tops have the best medicinal effect. Some supplements combine the three species for maximum effect.

Echinacea Benefits

Echinacea is probably the primary herb for stimulating immune system function. It promotes the activation of T-cells and formation of white blood cells, the body’s defence against infection.

Due to its immune promoting properties echinacea is effective against most bacterial, viral and fungal infections and as an anti-parasitic. It is a specific in treating HIV/ AIDS and in colds, flu and all kinds of upper respiratory tract conditions. Skin, urinary tract, genital and gum infections are all indications for Echinacea. It is used intravenously to treat some cancers and can be an important part of a healing regime in treating many other diseases.

Echinacea Side Effects

Echinacea is generally a safe and effective medicine when used as recommended. Safe to use in pregnancy, breastfeeding, for babies and children at recommended dosages. There are rare cases of allergic rash or asthma occurring in people who are also allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies.

Product Reviews

  • Good stuff

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    Tried various immune support formulas in the past with no benefit. This one is brilliant at ridding the first signs of cold / flu type symptoms. Highly recommended.

    Julie

    16/01/17

  • Great Chewables for Kids and Adults Alike

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    I love this brand of Ester C. It is pleasant to actually chew a tablet instead of having to swallow. It is pleasant with a slight tang at the end which my kids and I love. It is reassuring knowing they are gentle on teeth and the stomach and that they keep those colds away.

    Alina

    10/01/17

  • 1 a day keeps the doctor & flus away

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    Definitely recommend having the Vit C with echinacea instead of plain Vit C. Helps you immunity & definatlye helps keep the colds & flus away!

    Sarah

    30/12/16

Wellness Blog

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    Echinacea species, commonly known as Purple Coneflower, have a long history of medicinal use and originates from North America.  Echinacea is often identified by its giant purple daisy flower with a distinctive orange ‘cone’ centre […]

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    The nutritionist Wendell Berry once said: “People are fed by a food industry that pays no attention to health and treated by a health industry that pays no attention to food”. This outrageous hypocrisy that […]

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