What is Echinacea?
Echinacea also known as American cone flower is part of the daisy family which originates from eastern North America. There are 9 species of Echinacea, however only 3 are used medicinally. Both roots and plant parts are used for medicinal purposes.
What does Echinacea do in the ...Read more body?
Echinacea is traditionally used for a range of infections such as upper respiratory tract infections and urinary tract infections.
It is also used for:
Maintaining immune health
Health of the urinary tract
Helps maintaining mobility and flexibility of joints
Useful to maintain the physiological purifying functions
Supports the physiological activity helping the tissues such as skin, hair and nails.
Useful to protect from free radicals which cause cells and tissues damage.
Soothing for mouth, throat and pharynx.
Traditionally used for maintaining red and white blood cell count
Why do I need Echinacea?
Sometimes we all need a little immune support, especially in winter. People often find it beneficial to use Echinacea during a cold or flu or as a preventative when everyone around them is suffering.
Some people are prone to urinary tract infections; Echinacea is often used for the prevention of this condition.
How do I take Echinacea ?
Echinacea comes in the form of tincture, capsules, tablets and teas. The tinctures can be used topically and are often applied to skin conditions, herpes, beestings and haemorrhoids.
Dosages range from 200-500mg in capsules and tablets and tinctures.