In this article I’m going to tell you about the Echinacea. It can be a powerful tool for boosting the immune system.
The Echinacea is a plant which has been used for medical purposes since centuries. It is know that it had been found by the Indian tribes. Its stem, blossoms and roots are being actively used for boosting the immune system and as an antimicrobial remedy. The herb is extremely popular for treating rhinitis. In combination with vitamin C, the Echinacea lowers the risk of developing runny nose by up to 86%. It is widely used for cough and headache. It is applied to hepatitis, bronchitis, sinusitis and other viral conditions (like herpes simplex).
The plant contains substances like echinacin, echinolone, ehinacoside and others. Only three types of Echinacea have healing properties.
The blossoms of the plant are being squeezed and the gathered juice is swamped with up to 300 ml of alcohol and is left for three weeks on a cool place after which it should be filtered. About 25 drops of the tincture should be dissolved in a glass of water and drank. This will boost your immune system.
This should be taken two-three times a day for two weeks. They make a pause for about a week and continue to take the tincture for three weeks.
The Echinacea tincture has beneficial effect on wounds, abscesses, skin inflammations.
The Echinacea tea is made by boiling a soup spoon of dried Echinacea blossoms in half a liter of boiling water. The gargle with Echinacea tea is extremely useful for sore throat.
Echinacea leads to side effects
No serious reactions have been observed after intake of Echinacea except for sensitivity of the stomach and intestines.
The Echinacea extracts boost the immune system by directly acting on the production of immune T-cells and increasing the tendency of the lymphocytes to ‘eat’ bacteria. The echinacoside in the Echinacea gives it the antibiotic effect. Its strength is close to that of the penicillin.