Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)
Echinacea has been used for hundreds of years to strengthen the immune system and fight a variety of infections. Traditionally, echinacea was used to treat open wounds, diphtheria, cellulitis, blood poisoning, syphilitic lesions and other bacterial-related diseases. Although it’s mostly used today for fighting colds and flu, this potent herb possesses the ability to destroy the most virulent bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus which causes deadly MRSA.
Echinacea as a plant is a lovely purple flower with an extended sunflower head type. It can grow up to 1-3ft. It is a wildflower that is widely used by native Americans and used for the treatment of common colds, syphilis, and snakebites. Echinacea is antiviral and has natural antibiotic properties. It also has been used to treat bronchitis, canker sores, flu, herpes, and ear infections. * It’s best not to use echinacea no longer than two weeks unless you are treating for a chronic immune system condition then perhaps up to eight weeks of treatment followed by one week off. Many experts believe the best results are to buy in a fresh pressed juice format, but you can use it in a fluid extract, tincture and freeze-dried format as well
Echinacea is great to help relive colds, flu, blood sugar, anxiety, lowers blood pressure and reduces inflammation
Disclaimer: This is not to treat, cure or diagnose. Seek advice of a physician before using any herb, vitamin or supplement