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Echinacea is a beautiful flowering plant that has become quite popular in herbal remedies, especially for warding off colds and the flu. The benefits of Echinacea reach far beyond upper respiratory infections however. They can be a powerful way to address infections, venomous bites and stings, and promote lymphatic drainage.
Echinacea is an alterative herb. Alterative is an herbal term which broadly means to alter or move someone towards health. Alternative herbs support systems of detoxification (e.g., lungs, skin, lymph, etc) to assist the body in removing metabolic waste.
One way to use Echinacea is for people with recurring boils, acne or any other kind of skin abscess. For best results use internally and externally. An in vitro study concluded that an Echinacea product “could provide a safe two-fold benefit to acne individuals by inhibiting proliferation of the organism and reversing the bacterial-induced inflammation."
Long known as the toothache plant, echinacea tea or diluted tincture can be swished frequently to address tooth infections or ulcerations of the oral mucous membranes. Herbalists regularly use Echinacea as part of a formula for addressing urinary tract infections. Infected wounds and scrapes also do well with Echinacea, again both internally and externally.
Thanks to research, we now know that Echinacea works by inhibiting hyaluronidase, the poison found in rattlesnake bites that causes so much bodily harm. In this day and age, if you are hiking through rattlesnake country, certainly take your echinacea tincture along for the ride. If you happen to get bitten by this venomous creature, take your echinacea tincture liberally - on your way to the hospital. In addition to rattlesnakes, Eclectic physicians also used Echinacea for spider bites, wasp bites, bee stings, and scorpion stings.
Echinacea has long been used for sore throats, both by Native Americans and Eclectic and modern day herbalists. In this case a throat spray or other direct application is best. Another powerful effect of Echinacea during a cold or flu is for swollen lymph glands.
How does Echinacea do this? One way that it works is to increase phagocytosis. Phagocytosis means “to devour” and is an immune response that includes the engulfing and destruction of micro organisms as well as damaged or old cells and other cellular debris. This is a major way that the immune system removes various pathogens, bacteria and other cellular debris.
For people experiencing frequent colds and the flu, avoid using Echinacea as a band-aid treatment for a weakened immune system. Instead, consider building therapies such as rest, a nutrient-dense diet, regular exercise, joy, and tonic immune-building herbs.
Adults use 1-2 ml one- three times a day as needed in a small cup of water.
Continuous high level consumption of this product for more than 2 weeks of each month is not recommended
Can also be used topically for wounds and bites.
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