Ruth Holmes - allergy therapist, nutritionist and medical herbalist
Echinacea purpurea and echinacea angusti folia are among the world's most important medicinal herbs. They can raise the body's resistance to bacterial and viral infections by stimulating the immune system.
Numerous clinical studies have confirmed this. It can be used to treat infections of all kinds, and is particularly effective in chronic infections, like chronic fatigue syndrome (ME) and in skin infections such as acne and boils. It can be used for mouth ulcers and gum disease as a mouthwash and throat problems as a gargle. It is also beneficial for treating chilblains, and a tincture made with equal parts black walnut, echinacea and pad'arco is effective for clearing warts.
It is probably used most to help reduce the likelihood of developing colds and flu.
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