Echinacea Purpurea immune boosting health benefits
There is a lot of evidence
to support Echinacea’s immune boosting health benefits.
Echinacea has been found to
possess antibacterial and immune-boosting properties, helping to fight coughs,
colds, viral infections, as well as upper respiratory tract and vaginal
infections. It also helps speed recovery time after an infection, with none of
the side effects caused by antibiotics.
on the Echinacea purpurea species have been shown to be the most effective for
the immune system and warding off colds and flu. In a recent review , Sachin et al
(2007) at the University of Connecticut found that Echinacea
decreased the odds of developing the common cold by 58% and the duration of a
cold by 1·4 days. While a study by Linde et al (1999) for the
Cochrane Library in the UK suggests that
negative reports of Echinacea’s effectiveness are the result of using inferior
Echinacea products in tests.
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