Echinacea is a wildflower (purple coneflower) native to North America. While Echinacea continues to grow and is harvested from the wild, the majority used for herbal supplements comes from cultivated plants. The root and/or the above-ground part of the plant during the flowering growth phase are used in herbal medicine.
Echinacea is famous as an immune builder.
For immune deficiency, Echinacea can help stop an acute oncoming cold, flu, or infection if used in large doses at the first sign of immune breakdown.† The larger acute doses below will assist in warding off oncoming acute bacterial and viral infections (such as colds and flu).†
Echinacea will excite the immune system to fight off microbes before they dominate an organ system and create symptoms or pathology.†
Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) is one of the most popular herbs on the market today. It was traditionally used by Native Americans to treat skin disorders, digestive problems, liver conditions, diarrhea, and eye irritations. Goldenseal became part of early colonial medical care as the European settlers learned of it from the Iroquois and other tribes.
- Echinacea purpurea root extract 6:1, 33mg
- Goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis) root, 200mg
- Proprietary blend, 75mg: (Burdock (Arctium lappa) root, Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root, Red clover (Trifolium pratense) blossoms, Ginger (Zingiber offinale) root, Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) fruit.
- Echinacea stimulates phagocytosis (the ingesting or engulfing of cells, including white blood cells) to help clean up foreign bodies and increases the number of white blood cells.†
- It helps prevent and reverse necrosis (tissue degradation where pus forms from infection) from wounds.†
- Echinacea helps “activate” the immune system and stimulate certain immune cells that are critical to maintaining overall health.†
- Echinacea helps keep the respiratory system healthy when challenged, particularly during winter months.†
- Echinacea’s history began when Echinacea purpurea was used by the Great Plains Indians as a painkiller with anti-inflammatory properties.†
- As an herb that appears to aid in liver cleansing and detoxification, Goldenseal is often used as a balancing herb in conjunction with herbs like Echinacea, which is believed to help clean the blood.†
- The supportive herbal blend contains herbs that may have natural, mild diuretic effects (Burdock, Dandelion, and Red Clover), may aid in managing inflammation (Ginger), and promote improved circulation and absorption (Cayenne).†