Are you Taking Echinacea this Winter?

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Echinacea is a North American coneflower that has been used for over 400 years as an herbal remedy. Echinacea was much more popular before the introduction of antibiotics, however, it is regaining popularity due to the many health benefits it provides. Many of Echinacea’s chemical constituents are, in fact, powerful immune system stimulators and can provide a significant therapeutic value.

Here are some of the benefits of taking Echinacea:

Boosts the Immune System – According to a study, Echinacea cuts the chances of catching a common cold by 58%. If you do catch a cold, it can cut down the duration of the cold by one and a half days.

Alleviates Pain - It is an especially effective natural pain reliever for the following types: bowels, headaches, herpes, gonorrhea, measles, sore throats, toothaches and tonsillitis.

Functions as a Laxative – Like many herbs, Echinacea is particularly healing for the stomach and gastrointestinal tract. The best way to do this is through herbal tea.

Anti-Inflammatory - Various factors lead to inflammation – stress, toxins in our food, lack of sleep. According to a study, Echinacea taken on a regular basis can effectively reverse and alleviate various types of inflammation.

Improves Skin Conditions – Echinacea improves various skin problems, including bug bites, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, stings and wound healing

Relieves Upper Respiratory Issues – Echinacea helps with acute sinusitis, all flu’s, asthma, common colds, croup, strep throat, whooping cough.

This is a great addition to your daily routine! While I always recommend our Standard Process line of supplements because of their pure ingredients, you can find this supplement in most health food stores.

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