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Scientific research and studies have come to be regarded Echinacea as one of the most promising immune strengtheners in existence. People find this herb useful to fight off infections, colds, flu, strep throat, bronchitis and other immune system disorders.
Ultimate Echinacea combines several species of echinacea so that you get the benefits of each variety in one product. The product has the characteristic tingling feeling on the tongue which signals the presence of some of Echinacea’s most important immune enhancing properties. This high quality herbal product is an excellent choice for boosting the immune response during microbial flare-ups.
The Plains Indians used this perennial as their primary source of medicine for hundreds of years. They applied it to wounds, stings and bites of all kinds. They used it as a mouthwash to treat sore teeth and gums and drank it to cure colds, measles, mumps and arthritis. American pioneer settlers in the 1800's observed Native Americans like the Kiowa tribe, chewing on the roots and swallowing the juices for relief of respiratory ailments.
Echinacea is a powerful immune stimulator. It is able to strengthen the immune system because the polysaccharides of the herb resemble certain bacteria. The immune system thinks that it is being invaded by something dangerous and begins to prepare for an attack. Consequently, the body becomes stronger and better able to fight the real bacteria.
Echinacea is one of the leading herbal recommendations for the prevention of colds and flu in Europe and America today. One study conducted on 108 patients with increased susceptibility to colds found that treatment with echinacea resulted in a decreased frequency of colds and flu.
Herbalist's recommend using this "botanical antibiotic" for a variety of problems as well as consuming it on a daily basis as a tonic and infection preventive. Echinacea contains a natural antibiotic called echinacoside. This popular herb fights and prevents infections in a way comparable to that of penicillin. A study conducted at the University of Munich discovered that echinacea increases the amount of infection fighting T-cells in the body by over 30% compared to other immune-stimulating drugs.
Ultimate Echinacea (2 oz)