ECHINACEA: Benefits, Sources and Side effects

Echinacea is an herb, which helps to maintain a strong immune system and resistance to infection. It also helps maintain a healthy circulation and the numbers of white blood cells which act in the immune system.

Echinacea is important to healthy skin as it helps to maintain the growth of cells which secrete proteins and collagen – the substance which keeps skin supple and taut.

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What parts of the plant are used?

The root and leaves of the echinacea plant during the flowering growth phase are used.

How much do you need?

There is no recommended daily allowance for echinacea.

Are there any interactions?

People with allergies to plants in the sunflower family should not take echinacea. Echinacea may interfere with immuno-suppressive therapy.