Primary Health Benefit:
Boosts Immune system: Echinacea is the first-choice treatment for colds, flu, infections and for generally boosting the immune system. The most consistently noted effect of echinacea is its ability to make out own immune cells more effective in attacking bacteria, viruses, and abnormal cells, and therefore shortening the duration of colds and flu.
The anti-inflammatory action of echinacea also makes it a valuable weapon in fighting inflammatory skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema, and improves the body’s natural resistance to other conditions like candida (thrush) and bronchitis.
How It Works
Echinacea stimulates cells in the body whose primary function is to fight invading particles and organisms. White blood cells and spleen cells increase in number when echinacea is taken. These effects seem to be due to no single compound in the plant. There are a number of complex substances, called phenolic compounds, in echinacea that seem to work in combination to produce these immune enhancing effects. Components of the root, leaves and flowers all contain the immune-stimulating compounds.
|Servings Per Container
Amount per serving:
|Echinacea Purpurea Extract (Aerial)
(Standardized for 4% Echinacoside)
*Daily Value (DV) not established.