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Echinacea has been used for thousands of years as an herbal remedy. It is one of the best cleansers for the lymphatic system. It is said to increase resistance to infection by strengthening the immune system.

Echinacea  is said to help for nearly all infectious conditions. Echinacea prevents the formation of an enzyme which destroys a barrier between healthy tissue and damaging organisms. It is considered an effective therapeutic agent in many infectious conditions including upper respiratory infections, the common cold and sinusitis. The herb is a mild antibiotic and is effective against staph and other infections. It has antihistamine properties as well that may reduce the severity of symptoms such as allergies, runny nose and sore throat and reduce the duration of illness.

This herb can stimulate wound healing and is of benefit to skin conditions such as burns, insect bites, ulcers, psoriasis, acne and eczema. It's anti-inflammatory properties may relieve arthritis and lymphatic swelling.

It has also been used in homeopathy treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome, indigestion, gastroenteritis, and weight loss.


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