Echinacea is a native North American coneflower that was discovered and used as a traditional herbal remedy for more than 400 years by the Great Plains Indian tribes. Technically classified as an herb, several species of the plant are used to make medicine from its flowers, leaves and roots.
Boosts the Immune System (Fights Common Cold):
Studies showed that the immune system seems to be strongly influenced by the level of the Echinacea dose. It appears that 10 milligrams of Echinacea per one kilogram of body weight, taken daily over a 10-day period, is effective as an immune system stimulant.
The most remarkable results of Echinacea benefits with regards to the immune system were the effects when used on recurring infections. To date, research shows that Echinacea probably reduces cold symptoms, but it seems its effects are more powerful once cold symptoms start.
Echinacea cuts the chances of catching a common cold by 58 percent.
Echinacea reduces the duration of the common cold by almost one-and-a-half days.
Echinacea is especially effective for the following types of pain:
Pain in the bowels. Pain associated with headaches. Pain associated with HSV (Herpes)
Pain associated with gonorrhea. Pain associated with measles
Snake bites. Sore throats. Stomach ache. Tonsillitis. Toothache.
Arguably the number one killer worldwide, inflammation is at the root of most diseases. Numerous factors — including stress, toxins in our food and poor sleep — all contribute. Thankfully, as explained by many studies, regular Echinacea consumption can effectively reverse and alleviate several types of inflammation.