Echinacea is known as a wonder plant. It has been used for generations to boost the immune system, but now research is confirming what people have known for ages. For instance, immune system boosts were seen when taking it for 14 days. Researchers in Australia found boosted white blood cell counts in individuals who took it for that time. There also was a huge boost in radiation prevention. The cells showed less chromosomal damage and were able to bounce back quicker.
- Echinacea seems to affect levels of erythropoietin, a hormone used to produce red blood cells.
- White Blood Cells exposed to radiation show less chromosomal defects with echinacea use.
- Wrinkles around the eyes, are shown to be diminished by 15% when creams with echinacea are used.
“Its popularity today is founded on several studies that prove its efficacy in shortening the common cold and reducing fever”