Sunday, January 8, 2017

Echinacea


The active part of the plant is the root and rhizome.

The properties of  Echinacea are many and remarkable. It is considered to be a powerful stimulant for the human immune system. It activates white blood cells and increases their number. It combats bacterial, viral and fungal infections. It reduces the symptoms and duration of colds and flu. It is a mild anti-inflammatory . Its effects in cases of bronchitis, cough, pharyngitis and gum disease (gingivitis), is beneficial.


In rare cases it may cause allergic reactions. Initially, start with small doses for a trial period. It is contraindicated in cases of autoimmune diseases.

The recommended intake is that of four weeks, with a break of 1 week. It should not be used while consuming caffeine. It is not appropriate for  children under 12 years.

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