Echinacea is a widely used herbal medication to combat colds and infections. This herb’s antibacterial and antibiotic properties help to support a healthy immune system and reduce inflammation. Echinacea is able to activate your body’s immune response to combat both bacterial and viral infections. Add echinacea to your daily routine to improve your immune system and help prevent the common cold and flu. Learn how echinacea blocks pathogenic invasion and how it’s used below.
Echinacea Blocks Pathogenic Invasion
Humans and animals utilize hyaluronic acid to form healthy stable cells. Most pathogenic organisms utilize the hyaluronidase enzyme to destroy hyaluronic acid and allow easy access into the cells and tissues of the body. Echinacea has a constituent by the name of echinacin B which has been shown to inhibit the enzyme hyluronidase, thus blocking the pathogens ability to enter the cell and cause damage.
Echinacea has three unique nutrients that synergize to enhance immune activity. These nutrients include polysaccharides, alkylamides and cichoric acid which together provide a strong activating force on white blood cells that destroy pathogenic organisms and tumor growth.
The Most Common Uses of Echinacea
Most herbalists recommend Echinacea to treat ear infections, athlete’s food, hay fever, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast infections, and slow healing wounds. It is also very good at speeding up recovery time from common colds and flu. Many individuals use it in a proactive manner to keep their immune system bolstered in an effort to prevent illness.
Some of the best ways to consume Echinacea are in an organic herbal tea format, as a dried or fresh flower, or in a fermented organic acid base. The fermentation of Echinacea in an organic acid base unlocks the full nutritional potential of the plant. The organic acids also help to feed the gut flora and form an alkaline ash that restores a healthy pH balance to the body.
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