Europeans and Americans alike use a kind of herb to fight against illnesses, such as colds and flu, minor infections, and a host of other major and minor ailments. This herb is Echinacea and it has been used by many American and European doctors to treat infectious diseases.
It is also known as the American coneflower. Echinacea was commonly used by Native Americans for hundreds of years before the arrival of European explorers. It is endemic to eastern and central North America and thrives in moist to dry prairies and open woodlands. Echinacea was used by Indians as a medication against colds, the flu and other infections. Applied topically it could soothe different wounds (cuts, burns, and insect bites). Preparations made of this plant were believed to be a “cure-all” medicine, able to heal any disease from cough to cancer.
Some other uses for Echinacea include inflammatory relief due to skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It has also been known to ward off bronchitis, Candida, herpes and an assortment of other infections. Echinacea is also supposed to facilitate the quick healing of skin abrasions, as well as lessen symptoms and recovery time of viruses. Studies have shown that it increases the number of white blood cells and boosts the activity of other immune cells.
Unlike antibiotics, which are designed to kill specific types of bacteria, Echinacea helps our own immune system be better equipped to fighting bacteria, viruses and atypical cells even cancer cells. The benefit of Echinacea as an immune stimulant can be attributed to its high content levels of polysaccharides. Polysaccharides, such as insulin, can increase the production of T-cells and augment other natural killer cell activity. Echinacea also contains alkylamides which are fat-soluble, which contributes to the ability of Echinacea to empower the body’s immune system.
Echinacea is used by people today for:
· Acid indigestion
· Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
· Rattlesnake bites
· Septicemia – Bloodstream infections
· Streptococcus infections
· The flu
· Vaginal yeast infections
Another use for Echinacea is to combine it with Colloidal Silver, 1 oz each put into a gallon water and drink this formula. This is used for intestinal and stomach infections, Chronic Fatigue and persistent nausea. This is also used to help with pain associated with a blocked Appendix. Please note if the appendix is extremely painful it may rupture. Always get straight to the hospital. But for indigestion and stomach distress around the lower right side that is persistent, but not extreme, this flush will clear up appendix issues.