Echinacea: Your Powerful Health Shield and Immunity Booster
Nothing can make you miserable and cranky like the flu, and the cold weather makes it even worse. With winter just round the corner, how do you boost your immunity and shield your body from a persistent cold or flu?
The answer is: ECHINACEA
Echinacea has been a popular herbal remedy for centuries. Early Native American cultures and healers used it as an antiseptic and analgesic. Some tribes believed it to be an effective remedy for toothache. Others used it to treat cough, sore throats, colds, rheumatism, eye infections, burns, insect and snakebites and even venereal disease!
Echinacea preparations became increasingly popular in Germany and Europe throughout the 20th century with hundreds of products containing it marketed in Germany alone.
The term Echinacea refers to a genus of purple coneflowers (belonging to the family Asteraceae) with 9 known species, the most common being Echinacea Purpurea.
A member of the daisy family, Echinacea is an herbal supplement best known for stimulating the immune system. Its immunity- boosting properties are commonly used to relieve flu and colds symptoms. It’s also used as a remedy for weak immune systems.
While there's no specific season to boost your immunity, it is recommended to do so during the Fall and Winter, as your body becomes more vulnerable, due to lack of vitamin D- amongst other factors.
Top Uses and Benefits of Echinacea
- Immune system booster
- Stimulates the production of white blood cells
- Relieves bloating, flatulence, gas, cramps and nausea
- Shortens the duration of common colds and flu and relieves their symptoms.
- Alleviates upper respiratory infections
- Soothes sore throat and cough
- Speeds wounds and burns healing
- Encourages skin rejuvenation and relieves skin infections
- Reduces urinary tract infections
Why combine Echinacea with Elderberry?
The Elderberry and Echinacea combination stimulates the body's defense mechanisms, and the combination of both results in a more potent immune system booster than when used separately.
Caution: Echinacea and Elderberry are usually safe but should not be used by those suffering from autoimmune diseases. People with ragweed allergies have also reported allergic reactions to Echinacea.
Do not use Echinacea for more than 10 consecutive days and consult a healthcare professional if your symptoms persist.
By Rand Khalil and Lina Baker
Granary Herbs' Organic Echinacea
Following several products testing, we’ve selected Granary Herbs’ Echinacea purpurea. That’s because it is grown inside the shelter of a walled garden, mimicking its native habitat on the plains of North America.
Granary Herbs use organic methods to grow the Echinacea plants. This guarantees that they are grown in healthy, living soil, with no contamination from herbicides or pesticides.
The result is a consistent and high quality plant material. All of Granary Herbs Echinacea purpurea tinctures are produced using the freshly harvested root and herb, as the freshness determines the final quality of the tincture. Therefore they retain the active medicinal principles of the plant to the highest specification and concentration possible.
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