The herb Echinacea today belongs to the most popular herbs to boost immunity, prevent and relieve cold and flu and similar diseases.
This herb is useful as a cure for skin diseases such as acne, also against bites insects. It is interesting to say that the herb Echinacea stimulates the production of white blood cells and may help after chemotherapy and persons suffering from leucopenia (reduced white blood cell). It is useful for treatment of chronic infectious inflammatory (especially inflammation of the bladder and respiratory tract). Because it strengthens the immune system is recommended for individuals who are prone to frequent colds.
It is important to know that the herb Echinacea is intended for short and intensive therapy and should not be used longer than 2 months. When the daily doses are in question must comply with the prescribed instructions.
Echinacea should not be used to treat autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, because it will accelerate the proliferation of viruses and will worsen the patient’s condition. Also is not recommended for patients with high body temperature.
From all this it can be concluded that the herb Echinacea is most useful as a prophylactic of immunity (enhance immunity) and know that the disease is better to prevent rather than cure. Certainly does not need to “strengthen immunity” needlessly, before embarking on this type of therapy make sure your immune system is really bad.