Echinacea for immunity is an effective remedy for all
The birthplace of Echinacea is America. This plant has long been cultivated in our country. It is a perennial plant with erect stems over one meter high, with lanceolate leaves. Flowers beautiful, bright. The color of flowers is dominated by a purple color. Echinacea purpurea, the use of which was found not only in folk, but also in traditional medicine is a real storehouse of medicinal substances.
As a valuable medicinal raw material, the roots of the flower are used, which are usually excavated in autumn and spring. The dug roots are washed very carefully. They are crushed and dried in special dryers. During the flowering period, the plants are also collected baskets-inflorescences of Echinacea.
Echinacea, for human immunity is quite suitable and relatively inexpensive means. Its roots are rich in vegetable oil( about 1.5%), polysaccharides, phytosterol, echinacin, betaine, echinacids, resins, which include linoleic, cytoteric and palmitic acids. Essential oil was also found in flowers. The roots and stems of the plant contain many microelements, such as iron, magnesium, aluminum and potassium.
Despite the fact that some useful substances of Echinacea purpurea are fully studied by traditional medicine, it is still preferred to be used in folk medicine. Echinacea for immunity plays a significant role, since it has long been noted that it contributes to the healing of burns and wounds. It is also effective in the treatment of many inflammatory processes of the sexual sphere and male impotence.
This plant is effective in septic and infectious diseases. As an external agent, infusions of Echinacea are applied externally - with abscesses, carbuncles, infection of wounds, severe bedsores and burns. With burns, the remarkable pain relieving properties of Echinacea purpurea are clearly manifested.
Echinacea for immunity in our time becomes an indispensable natural raw material. It has been proven by studies that tincture of echinacea has anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, bacteriostatic and antiviral effects. It significantly increases leukopoiesis, promotes the activation of macrophages, lymphocytes and granulocytes. Raising with its help immunity, we get a beneficial effect of the drug Echinacea purpurea on the nervous system, strengthening adaptogenic and anti-allergic properties.
Also scientifically proven the stimulating effect on the immune system of Echinacea preparations. Its effect is clearly manifested even in children who do not have formed immunity, as well as in persons of retirement age whose immune system functions have already been significantly reduced due to body wear.
Echinacea for immunity inhibits reproduction and growth of Escherichia coli, streptococcus, influenza virus, staphylococcus, herpes. It has a strong effect on the various pathogenic flora in the human body.
Most often as a medicinal product that increases immunity, a tincture of Echinacea roots is used. It contains 70% ethyl alcohol. Drink it for 15-30 drops for 0.5 hours before eating in a spoonful of water. Ready tincture can easily be purchased at the pharmacy. If you have the roots of this plant and medical alcohol can be made no less effective tincture and yourself. Crushed rhizomes insist on alcohol in a dark place. The proportion of this drug is as follows: 1 part of the rhizomes requires 10 parts of alcohol.
Echinacea, contraindications: this plant can not be consumed by everyone. It is categorically contraindicated in leukemia, tuberculosis, hypersensitivity, with collagenoses, multiple sclerosis. It should not be given to children under the age of 1 year.