Thursday, January 03, 2008



Echinacea is a genus containing nine species of flowering plants, part of the Asteraceae family, all of them native of North America. The scientific Latin name of Echinacea is Echinacea purpurea and it’s the most used, but Echinacea has also common names, of which the often known is purple coneflower, but the flowering plant of Echinacea is also called simply coneflower or American coneflower.
Echinacea is a herbaceous, flowering plant, a tallish one, that often reach over 1 or even 2 m in height, with lanceolate to elliptic leaves and purple flowers of which heads are cone-shaped. History As we said before, Echinacea was brought from North America, were the Red Skins American Indians had used it more than other plant in combating the common diseases, considering Echinacea a cure-all (as Ginseng for the Oriental old medicine). European specialists took over the American homeopathic discovery and now Echinacea is the most used immunity stimulant from all over the world. Health Benefits of Echinacea Echinacea is a medicinal and very useful plant and also one of the few medicinal plants approved by ESCOP (The European Commission of studying medicinal plants), who confirmed the therapeutic properties of Echinacea. With external and also internal uses, Echinacea plant has good benefit and helps a lot in preventing the infections and several forms of germs. Echinacea healing effects have been both proved and confirmed by the specialists through different studies and laboratory tests. Echinacea plant capacities are of immunizing the human body against external agents of decay, having antiviral anti bacterium effects. We think that we are saying everything by pointing out that the homeopathic doctor’s advices are to follow a preventive Echinacea treatment (with Echinacea pills or Echinacea tincture or Echinacea powder plant) in stead of taking many other antibiotic pills. Why’s that?! Because the vaccines and other pills are responsible for healing a specific disease, but Echinacea is a “non-specific” activity remedy, increasing, in general, the human body capacity to fight against the infections, all kinds of it, and, in particular, the human immune cells effectiveness in removing bacteria, viruses and those abnormal cells, including the killer cancer cells. There were studies recommending Echinacea purpurea treatment in HIV infection, for increasing the immune system. With Echinacea external treatment, the inflammatory skin and any kinds of skin infections (acne, herpes, candida, psoriasis, eczema) are beaten off.
Echinacea is most used in the cold season, in preventing the flu, being known and often called “antiviral natural vaccine”. Here are, in short, the primary uses of Echinacea:• Colds, coughs, flu and other respiratory infections• Enlarged lymph glands, sore throat• Urinary tract infections and inflammatory diseases• Skin regeneration and skin infections (acne, psoriasis, eczema etc.)• Herpes and candida infections Echinacea treatment methods.

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