Echinacea Purpurea works by helping to crank-up the immune system to ward off disease and infection. Considered an antiviral and antibacterial, Echinacea not only kills bacteria and viruses but also actually strengthens immunity by increasing the number and activity of immune system cells in the blood stream, including anti-tumor cells and promotes T-cell activation, and it helps white blood cells attack germs. Those who regularly come into contact with sick people, such as nurses, doctors and other health professionals, may benefit from taking a daily Echinacea supplement, especially when there are a lot of viruses about.
Many people with HIV have used Echinacea purpurea because it stimulates the immune system, or for short-term treatment of colds and other viral infections.. Extracts from E. purpurea have consistently provided the most robust inhibition of HIV with little or no cytotoxicity. Increasing concentrations from Echinacea purpurea extract had antiviral activity when tested for the virus, and this species contains the anti-HIV compound cichoric acid and has been shown to inhibit HIV replication. One study suggests that the use of Echinacea will have a positive effect on cold sores and other opportunistic infections triggered by herpes simplex virus (HSV1), when taken prior to infection.
Echinacea is considered one of the most effective detoxicants in Western medicine for circulatory, lymphatic and respiratory systems, particularly E. purpurea, which is considered more potent than other species. Echinacea purpurea increases the "non-specific" activity of the immune system. In other words, unlike vaccines which are active only against a specific disease, it helps to stimulate the overall activity of cells responsible for fighting all kinds of infections and helps prevent bacterial access to healthy cells.
It is an excellent lymphatic tonic, cleansing the system of toxic materials, and it can be particularly helpful in cases of swollen glands and enlarged prostate. Further supporting Echinacea's role as a depurative, or agent that tends to cleanse and purify the blood by killing contaminants in the blood, the herb is believed to be effective in the treatment of blood poisoning and septicemia.
When taken in conjunction with common cancer treatments and according to a study done at Loyola University, some malignant diseases have been treated with Echinacea and the effect of chemotherapy may be improved with its use. Echinacea will bolster your immune system. and along with Astragalus it may be powerful enough to prolong survival and even help to cure the cancer stricken organs. Chronic fatigue syndrome may also be helped with the powerful extract, according to recently established Echinacea facts. By boosting the immune system, it may be possible for Echinacea to cure the persistent exhaustion of chronic fatigue syndrome by destroying any stray virus which has been linked to the disease.
At the first sign of a cold or other virus, fever, earache or whenever antibiotic action is required, take Echinacea. It is said to ward off all infections, or at least diminish their length and severity. For the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory tract infections, E. purpurea is believed to be the most potent species of this plant has been found to be very useful in cases of bronchitis.
Echinacea Purpurea is said to promote good digestion and help with flatulence. It also cleanses the stomach and helps to expel poisons, toxins and abscess formations in the body, such as gastric ulcers. As a sweat-producing agent, Echinacea even slows down the aging process. It beautifully cleanses wastes and detoxifies through the skin, rejuvenating the entire body. Echinacea should only be taken for a month and then take a break for a month, allowing the body to put its immunity into full force.
Echinacea Purpurea is believed to promote tissue regeneration. Torn ligaments also respond well to the plant and it is often used in healing salves in combination with St. John's Wort for scarring from surgery and other wounds. Used both internally and externally, Echinacea's effects as a healing herb for all types of skin problems and infections are said to be legendary, helping to ease cuts, cold sores, boils, carbuncles, acne, sunburned skin, infected or weeping eczema, plant poisoning (ivy, etc.), herpes lesions and other infected skin conditions, even gangrene. By aiding in the prevention of any potentially dangerous bacteria, Echinacea allows the body to focus more on healing the wound than stopping infections quickly.
Ingredients: Echinacea Purpurea Root, Distilled Water, 20% Alcohol.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Echinacea Purpurea is not recommended for pregnant women, individuals suffering from autoimmune disorders, those with allergies to daisies/ragweed/sunflowers or those receiving organ transplants. If taking prescription drugs, it is always wise to speak with a physician, as Echinacea may counter the effects of certain medications. Echinacea should not be given to children under two years, nor should it be used orally in long term diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, collagenosis, HIV or AIDS and autoimmune disorders (like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis).
Disclaimer: The information presented herein by New Way Herbs is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.
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