What is it?Echinacea is a phytonutrient that supports and stimulates the response of the body's immune system, acts as an immune promoter of T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells that act as mediators of the immune response against microorganisms that replicate within cells, as is the case of viruses where it has the inhibitory effect on viral replication, one of the most critical actions.
Also, among the best-known benefits attributed to Echinacea is the ability to fight against the common cold, either to prevent it or to reduce its intensity and duration.
A recent study carried out in Hungary reveals that purple coneflower extract has a significant anti-inflammatory and restorative effect on the fat barrier in the superficial layer of the skin, a property that may be beneficial for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, a chronic condition of the skin that is manifested by eruptions and itching.
It is used for diseases of the respiratory system (sinusitis, bronchitis, pharyngitis ...). However, this plant also has another series of applications, mostly related to infectious processes by acting in vitro as a blocker of the action of viruses and bacteria.
- Diseases of the circulatory system, such as rheumatism
- Sore throat due to inflammation of the tonsils.
- Vaginal and urinary tract infections, genitalia.
- Gum infections (gingivitis, periodontitis).
- Ear infections.
- Malaria and Diphtheria.
- Gastric disturbances.