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ECHINACEA
Echinacea purpurea/angustifolia

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Influenza, virus infections, prevention against viruses and bacteria, improving immune system response, antibiotic, common cold, cough, angina, catarrh, bladder infection, pelvic inflammation, prostatitis, boils, infections ...

Description

Composition :
Capsule, 100% Echinacea purpurea / angustifolia - 250 mg

Part used :
Roots and rhizome

Echinacea, a.k.a. purple coneflower, is a species of the flowering plant in the daisy family (Asteraceae). The name derives from the greek word for sea urchin (‘echinos’) and describes the spiny leaves towering above the typical, tubular petals. All varieties are native in Northamerica.

Echinacea has been studied scientifically and it has been shown that the plant activates phagocites, a type of blood cells which devour bacteria. The plant has antibiotic properties and improves the immune system response to viruses and bacteria. It stimulates the lymphatic system and is even used in treatment of AIDS/HIV patients as it can be used against many types of infection or inflammation, including kidney infection.

Empiric evidence shows that taking Echinaceae prior to and after giving birth may avoid a number of disturbances. Echinaceae powder is often used to speed up the healing of open wounds.

Note: Overdose or even high doses may cause occasional vertigo and/or nausea.

History: Echinacea was a staple medicinal remedy with American Indians who used it to treat snake bites, fever and wounds of all kinds. The first settlers used it to treat influenza and the common cold.

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Dosage

Take 1-2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water.

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