Echinacea should be of particular interest during the cold and flu season when you are exposed to these illnesses on a regular basis. Echinacea Purpurea is a flowering plant native to many parts of the US and other warm climates.It’s leaves and root can both be used in herbal medicine and it is said to support the immune system.It has historically been used by traditional cultures as a remedy in various ways. When used correctly it is the closest thing to a cure for the common cold. The main compound found in the herb is a diterpene lactone called andrographilide B. It grows vertically to a height of 30-110 cm. The plant thrives in moist and shady places, and grows along glabrous leaves and white flowers, with rose-purple colored spots on the petals. Its stems are dark green in color and have a height of 0.3 – 1.0 m and a diameter of 2-6 mm. Indian Echinacea is found in isolated patches in the tropical Asian countries. It is a versatile medicinal herb, known for its many positive uses for human health.
Benefits of Indian Echinacea
Indian echinacea has been found to be an effective anti-biotic, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic and immune system stimulant.
It is used in viral hepatitis, children’s bowel complaints, gastric acidity; drug induced liver damage, liver congestion and flatulence.
The herb is being increasingly used as treatment for cold. Reasonably good evidence tells us that it can reduce the severity of cold symptoms. It may also help prevent the occurrence of colds.
It is also known to promote digestion and serves to protect the liver and the gall bladder. It kills the intestinal worms and supports the intestine.
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