Echinacea Purpurea

Karen Morris

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Echinacea Purpurea is an incredible herb for fighting chronic infection and encourages a strong, healthy immune system. A powerful tool for reducing many of the symptoms of colds and flu.  Echinacea purpurea has shown to increase the number of white blood cells in the body. Echinacea has been proven to cut the chances of catching a common cold by 58 percent and when started as soon as symptoms are noticed and reduces the duration of the common cold by almost one-and-a-half days.

Echinacea is used widely all over the world for a range of illnesses, infections, and conditions. Some of these uses are indigestion, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chronic fatigue syndrome, dizziness, genital herpes, gum disease, malaria, migraine, pain, rheumatism, streptococcus infection, flu, tonsillitis, typhoid, urinary tract infection and vaginal yeast infection.

Echinacea plants are full of plant compounds that function as antioxidants in the body, and when we use enchinacea in a liquid herbal extract the molecules are easily absorbed by the body and help defend your cells against oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a state that has been linked to chronic diseases, including diabetes and heart disease. Some of the antioxidants in Echinacea are also flavonoids known as cichoric acid and rosmarinic acid. Flavonoids are plant chemicals that bring about the rich beautiful colours we see in fruits and vegetables.

The antioxidants in Echinacea work to keep your immune system strong and protecting you against viruses, ideal for the current situation with Coronavirus. In addition, echinacea plants contain compounds called alkamides, which enhance the absorption and antioxidant activity in the body. According to“alkamides can renew worn-out antioxidants and help antioxidants better reach molecules that are prone to oxidative stress”.

If you are wanting to try some Echinacea Purpurea please do get in touch or, if you would like to know more about any of our herbs and supplements give us a call on 02 9555 5117. At Herbs Online Shop we post direct to you, saving you time and money, simply place your order of herbs online or on the phone and we send your herbs and supplements to you the same day! Want to know more? Why not join the Herbs Online Shop community and follow us on Instagram @herbsonlineshop and Facebook, Herbs Online Shop. 


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