Stay healthy this winter with Echinacea
Echinacea is a native North American cone flower which was discovered and used as a traditional herbal remedy for more than 400 years by Indian tribes. Technically classified as a herb, several species of the Echinacea plant are used to make medicine from its flowers, leaves and roots.
Echinacea facts you didn’t know
US medical practitioners suggest that use of Echinacea can be used for cancer treatment, more specifically brain cancer, as a more natural form of treatment as opposed to more conventional methods.
Studies have shown that Echinacea cuts the chances of catching a common cold by 58 per cent and reduces the duration of the common cold by almost one-and-a-half days.
Echinacea can be used as a mild laxative to provide natural
constipation relief and as a calming agent.
It is a great painkiller for headaches, sore throats, pain associated with Sexually Transmitted Diseases and measles, tonsillitis, toothache and snake bites.
- This wonder plant also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory treatment.
- Eczema and Psoriasis sufferers can expect relief from their symptoms with regular usage
- It is known to combat infections such as mild gum disease and urinary tract infections
- Because of its immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory effects, Echinacea can be used to relieve, to name just one, acute sinusitis.