Other Names: Echinacea, Judas tree, Hedgehog, Hedgehog, Thin-leaved magenta cocoon flower, Samson root, Echinacea angustifolia, Purple Coneflower
Botanical Information: It is a herbaceous, perennial plant from the Asteraceae (Compositae) family. Its body is thick and hairy. Its leaves are long and lanceolate, and the ones at the top are stemless, while the ones at the bottom have long stalks. Its flowers are purple in color and have the shape of a conical disk consisting of many tubular flowers.
Known Composition: It is a plant that is especially famous for supporting the immune system. It supports the immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells. It has strong antibacterial and anti-viral properties.
Cold, flu, herpes, sinusitis, hay fever, respiratory diseases; It is very useful in anti-inflammatory diseases. According to research, echinacea has been found to reduce 12 clinical symptoms of the common cold. It should be taken at the first signs of a cold. It can also be used as a preventive measure in chronic bronchitis and sinusitis that recur frequently. It has also been found to be beneficial in flu and ear infections.
It protects the body’s defense line against viruses.
It provides great improvement in skin diseases such as eczema, boils, cuts, burns, psoriasis, acne, wounds, ulcers, hives, etc.
Tea: 1 teaspoon of herb is heated in 1 glass of cold water to boiling point within 30 minutes.
For preventive purposes: Echinacea tea can be taken 3 times a day, 1 – 4 ml each time, for a total of 3 – 12 ml per day.
WARNING: There are no known side effects. Excessive dosages may cause nausea. It is not recommended to use it for more than 6 weeks. Taking a break for two weeks may be a sufficient precaution. It would be an appropriate precaution not to use it in babies under 2 years of age, patients with tuberculosis, and autoimmune patients such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, as it stimulates immune functions.