It is a perennial herb used by American Indians to cure snake bites, burns and infections. It is known for its prickly scales on its dried seen head and this is herb is native to North America.
We can today found 6 forms of Echinacea:
- Fluid extract
- Dried root as a juice
- Dried root as a fluid extract
They all are used for the same purpose except for the tropical cream. But the amount of all products may vary for each form.
Echinacea helps to fight the viruses and infections. It can also clear waste and toxins from the body, which helps in prevention of illness. It boosts the immune function which helps the in the stimulation of white blood cells which help ward off infections. When you are in a competition and you practice a bit too much the chances of getting sick are easy because of the body break down and repairing itself frequently which disturbs the immune system. Echinacea helps in boosting the immune system which prevents from illness.
When you see any signs of cold or flu, take Echinacea three times a day.
The recommended dosage of Echinacea is as follows:
Type dosage frequency
- Powder (Encapsulated) 300 mg 3 times a day
- Dried Root 1-2 grams 3 times a day
- Freeze dried plant 325-650 mg 3 times a day
- Juice 2-3ml 3 times a day
- Tincture 305 ml 3 times a day
- Fluid extract 1-2 ml 3 times a day
Staying on Echinacea for more than 3-4 weeks is not a good idea. If you stay on Echinacea for that long your immune system will go back to normal making Echinacea non-affective.
Do not use Echinacea if you are pregnant or have aids, HIV or you are allergic to plants in the sunflower or daisy family.