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The Echinacea Plant: More Than Just a Cold Remedy

Echinacea, "used by the Native Americans for over 400 years, and now used worldwide as a cold cure". But because echinacea contains "high concentrations of vitamin C, alkylamides, selenium, polysaccharides, and other bioactive compounds, it provides other

important health benefits such as:

  1. Immune booster that can reduce cold infections by 50%, and what's amazing is when you take echinacea before cold symptoms start, it can actually stop the cold virus.

  2. Fights against cancer "with a mix phytochemicals in echinacea that has been proven useful in some studies to combat tumors. It becomes even more potent when used in combination with conventional cancer treatments."

  3. Reduces inflammation caused by strenuous exercises, or unhealthy eating habits.

  4. Strengthens upper respiratory system, because of its immune boosting ability, it "improves other respiratory infections such as strep throat, whooping cough, diphtheria, acute sinusitis, croup, all varieties of flu, and inflammation."

  5. Effective painkiller that has been proven to relieve pain headaches, herpes, bowel pain, toothache, stomach ache, snake bites, measles, and tonsillitis.

  6. Improves mental health due to it's calming effect that can relieve stress and anxiety.

  7. Natural laxative that effective provides relief from. constipation.

  8. Improve skin health because of "its anti-inflammatory properties that can stimulate and regenerate the skin, as well as reduce skin irritations and blemishes. It is an effective anti-aging agent.

Precautions with echinacea:

  1. Do not use if hypersensitive to asteacae/composite plants, chrysanthemums, daisies, marigold and ragweed.

  2. Avoid use with autoimmune disorders, collagen disease, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, leucosis

References: (Susie, Facty Staff):

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