In the flu and cold season, Echinacea purpurea and preparations containing this herb can be beneficial for immune system support.
According to several laboratory and animal studies, echinacea contains active bio-botanical compounds alkylamides and other compounds, that can boost immune system function, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and protect cells from damage.
Using echinacea can help reduce the duration of common colds and flu, as well as symptoms such as pharyngitis, coughing, and fever.
Native Americans may have used echinacea for more than 400 years to treat infections and wounds, as well it was used as a herb for every illness.
Using echinacea and preparations made of it, can help reduce the duration of common colds and flu, as well as symptoms such as pharyngitis, coughing, and fever. When taken during flu season, Echinacea and preparations can also reduce the chances of getting ill with flu or cold, and if one does, symptoms may be mild.
Availible forms of Echinacea species from my online herbal apothecary.
Bespoke capsules, tincture, glycerite, syrup, powder and cream.
Echinacea herbs can activate immune system activity and may be not suitable for everyone. It is possible that Echinacea and preparations containing it may have side effects or interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. Due to these reasons, it is best to avoid self-prescription of botanical medicines and to take them under the supervision of a health care professional knowledgeable in the subject.