Echinacea Angustifolia Root
Echinacea Angustifolia is used primarily to stimulate and strengthen the immune system, aiding the body in fighting off infection. Echinacea works by increasing macrophage T-cell activity, the body’s first line of defense against colds, flus, and other infections. Many people use Echinacea A. to shorten the duration of a cold or flu, reducing symptoms such as sore throat, cough, and fever. It is anti-viral, anti-septic, and antibacterial in nature and can be used for chronic or acute situations. It is also used widely as a blood purifier and lymphatic cleanser. It is prepared in many forms including as a tea, capsule, and tincture . It combines beautifully with licorice root as a gargle for sore throat infections. It can also be used as a mouthwash for swollen or inflamed gums, topically for reactions to Poison Oak and Ivy, and is commonly included in sitz bath formulas to treat vaginal infections.
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