ECHINACEA

ECHINACEA

Posted by: GNC SA on 03 April 2017 Share Comment

WHAT IS ECHINACEA?

Echinacea [ek-uh-ney-shuh] is a flower found in North America that looks similar

to a daisy. Its close relatives are the dandelion and marigold flowers. Native

Americans have used this flower for centuries externally and internally. This

herb was very popular in the early 20th century, but fell out of favor with the

discovery of antibiotics.

 

Echinacea supports natural resistance.

Extracts of echinacea do seem to have an effect on the immune system, your body's defense against germs. Research shows it increases the number of white blood cells, which fight infections.

 

FLOWER POWER

Many different parts of the echinacea plant are used. Anything above

ground, including the flower and stems, as well as the roots can be used to

create teas, extracts or can be made into a pulp or cream for external use.

The plant has a sweet taste initially, then a bitter aftertaste.

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