Natural Cold Remedy – Exploring Echinacea

Credit: Getty Images Echinacea The herb Echinacea purpurea is one of the best known and widely available herbal cold treatments. Recent study results have been negative, but its effectiveness may vary depending on the preparation. Two studies funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine found no benefit from echinacea in a juice…

Germ Killing & Wound Healing Compress

Germ Killing & Wound Healing Compress Echinacea possesses germ killing and wound healing properties. Directions For Compress: Soak a damp cotton cloth in a solution containing 1 part echinacea to 2 parts water and apply gently to the affected area.  These compresses can help to relieve swollen glands, inflammations of the veins (phlebitis), infected cuts…

Use of Echinacea

Use of Echinacea Echinacea is used for the treatment of coughs, sneezing, hoarseness, sore throat, tonsilitus, sinus infections, skin inflammations, minor wounds, bladder infections, kidney infections, gynecological infections and general immune deficiency. Duration of Use: Continuous use of echinacea is not advised.  Many studies have suggested that its effectiveness lasts in ten day durations.  You…

Echinacea and Its Therapeutic Effect

Therapeutic Effects of Echinacea Echinacea contains many ingredients that exert an overall stimulating effect on the immune system.  The herb also activates the liver, lymph nodes and mucous membranes, enhancing the body’s overall ability to fight infections.  Other specific substances contained in echinacea have wound-healing and germicidal properties. Components: The immune boosting effect of echinacea…

Forms of Echinacea

Echinacea Comes in Many Forms Most preparations of echinacea are made from a single species of the herb called Echinacea Purpurea.  It is produced in many forms including: liquid, pills, chewable tablets, and even teas.  Some times Echinacea is fortified with other plant extracts to increase effectiveness.  Remedies that combine echinacea with arnica, wild indigo,…

Echinacea

Echinacea Native Americans were the first who recognized the healing properties of this incredible flower.  Echinacea has properties that activate the body’s ability to heal itself.  The applications of this first began as crushing the wildflower’s to make a fresh juice from its leaves which were ingested as a beverage and also prepared in compresses….