Echinacea important information that can help you when your sick

ECHINACEA A herb native to North America, echinacea is highly regarded as a traditional treatment for immune disorders and infections of the upper respiratory tract such as asthma, colds, flu, tonsillitis and catarrh. It is considered one of the most powerful alternative medicines because of its excellent antibiotic, antiviral and immune-system boosting properties. echinacea helps contain infection and shortens the duration of coughs, colds and flus. It is therefore an ideal herb for asthmatics to take regularly.”
– Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)
“But not all studies are alike. The echinacea study, which was reported in a major American medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine, was particularly thorough. People may continue buying echinacea, but, if it works, it does so because of their belief in its efficacy rather than because it has a specific antiviral effect. Nutraceuticals Echinacea is an example of a nutraceutical, a class of food-based chemicals that are thought to have an effect on health.”
– Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)
“Research has also reported echinacea’s efficacy in treating colds, flu, bronchitis, tuberculosis, infections, etc. Echinacea also contains echinacein, a biochemical that protects against germ attack by neutralizing the tissue dissolving enzyme, hyaluronidase, produced by many germs. Also, studies such as one published in Infection and Immunology show that echinacea contains substances that boost the ability of your body’s macrophages to destroy germs.”
– Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)
“In animal studies it has been shown to increase immunologic activity; yet, despite all the promotion of its preventative properties, echinacea has not been shown to be useful in the prevention of colds. Based on some small earlier trials of questionable methodology that were performed primarily in Germany, echinacea was initially claimed to reduce the length of colds. Results of more recent randomized, double-blind trials conducted in the U.S. using appropriate methods, however, have not been consistent with those of the German studies.”
– J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

“Results of randomized, double-blind trials, however, have not shown echinacea to be useful in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections. echinacea and infection are reviewed in more detail in Chapter 10. GARLIC Garlic has been shown to improve glucose control in rat models of diabetes; studies in humans, however, have not shown the same result. Although garlic was initially promoted for cholesterol reduction, subsequent research has not confirmed that garlic has a beneficial effect for this purpose.”

– J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

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“It is considered one of the most powerful alternative medicines because of its excellent antibiotic, antiviral and immune-system boosting properties. echinacea helps contain infection and shortens the duration of coughs, colds and flus. It is therefore an ideal herb for asthmatics to take regularly. Echinacea is widely available in a variety of forms: liquid formulas to relieve mucus build-up and coughs, easy-to-take soft gel capsules and tablets. GINGKO B1E0BA The therapeutic uses of extracts from the gingko biloba, or maidenhair tree, are centuries old.”
– Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

“Common homeopathic products that are used are Arnica and echinacea. Arnica is used for muscle pain and 348 Homeostasis: the ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes haematomas, which is when the flow of blood is forced from a vessel out into the surrounding tissue, while echinacea is used to increase the natural defense system of the body.” “Is Chinese medicine really scientific? ” Dr. Shyler L. Neveaux, AP: “That is a good question, but please understand that Chinese medicine is 5000 years old.”
– Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)
“People may continue buying echinacea, but, if it works, it does so because of their belief in its efficacy rather than because it has a specific antiviral effect. Nutraceuticals Echinacea is an example of a nutraceutical, a class of food-based chemicals that are thought to have an effect on health. The number of these products multiplied greatly after Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), a law that allows the sale of “natural” health products or nutraceuticals with only minimal government oversight.”
– Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)
“Ginseng and echinacea are useful only as statements that you have disposable income and are unfazed by the clinical trials that fail to discern benefit for either, in particular for ginseng for dementia and echinacea for the common cold. Saw palmetto may do something for you if you have prostatism (chapter 7), but it may not and did not do anything in an impressive randomized controlled trial in San Francisco. Even though there are herbal remedies and dietary supplements that may do something good, they all have downsides. As far as I’m concerned, they are all worthless unless they taste good.”
– Nortin M. Hadler MD, Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America (Get the book.)
“Also, studies such as one published in Infection and Immunology show that echinacea contains substances that boost the ability of your body’s macrophages to destroy germs. And other studies from the University of Munich have shown that echinacea extracts boost T-cell production by as much as 30% more than immune boosting drugs. Pau d’arco Pau d’arco (Tabebuia heptophylla) comes from the rain forests of Brazil and other areas of South America. This amazing herb nourishes the body’s defense system and helps protect against pathogenic organisms.”
– Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)
“Botanical Formula I Red clover: 1 oz Dandelion root: 1V2 oz Licorice root: 1 oz Goldenseal: Vz oz Botanical Formula II Thuja: 1 oz Echinacea: IV2 oz Goldenseal root: Vz oz Ligusticum: 1 oz Sample Treatment Plan for ASC-US See the Resources section for information on the contents of and resources for the suppositories and other products included in these treatment plans.”
– Tori Hudson, N.D., Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)
“People who take echinacea recover from colds and flus more quickly. And if it is taken at the first sign of a cold, it might prevent it altogether. More research is needed, but echinacea looks very promising. Nevertheless, taking handfuls of echinacea to “strengthen your immune system” is definitely not advisable. Research suggests that if you take echinacea year-round it may increase your susceptibility to colds. So the best bet is to keep it as part of your emergency herbal arsenal. Try taking 300 mg three times per day when you first feel a cold coming on.”
– Bradley J. Willcox, D. Craig Willcox, and Makoto Suzuki, The Okinawa Program : How the World’s Longest-Lived People Achieve Everlasting Health (Get the book.)
“Glandular extract such as thymus, spleen, and liver can be very beneficial, as well as certain botanical support such as goldenseal, echinacea, licorice, astragalus and aloe vera, to name a few.” Homeopathy works by stimulating the body’s innate healing potential and the goal is to be curative, not just to suppress the symptoms, Dr. Korins says. “The trick is to find the right remedy. I suggest you pick two or three symptoms that are most disturbing, even though you might have a list of 20 or 30, and then find the remedy.”
– Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)
“Special Immune Stimulants Most of us have heard that the herb echinacea boosts the immune system, and a lot of people take it during cold season. Several studies have shown that indeed echinacea does boost immune function of mononuclear cells, especially NK cells. Panax ginseng has the same properties. Both herbs boost immunity in both normal individuals and those with depressed immune systems.532 Unfortunately, if use is continued for more than two weeks, there is a significant reduction in immune stimulation.”
– Russell L. Blaylock, M.D., Health and Nutrition Secrets (Get the book.)
“Or he can study alternative medicines and find out again and again how important vitamins and minerals are, find out about immune enhancers, find out about echinacea, suma377 and other herbs like Paullina cupana,378 gingko 376 Pygeum africanum: a tall evergreen tree from which tea is made from its bark to control urinary disorders in men 377 Suma: a South American herb used to help regulate and enhance your endocrine, nervous, digestive, cardiovascular and immune systems. 378 Paullinia cupana: an herb harvested from the Amazon rain forests, used to support mental alertness and fight fatigue.”
– Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)
“I rarely get a cold and use echinacea and golden seal, vitamin C, and coenzyme Q10 to prevent these infections. I traded negative, toxic people for an interesting, ever-learning life without obstacles. TOM Since I’ve become conscious of the benefit of organic foods, getting out into the sunlight, using prayer and thinking positively, my life has improved. I am a more confident, stronger man. EDUARDO I cannot afford all the required supplements, yet even so I am vigilant about my organic food intake. I juice organic fruits and vegetables.”
– Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)
“Total-Body Basic Cleanse Ingredients Morning Formula artichoke blessed thistle burdock root dandelion echinacea fenugreek garlic green tea hawthorn berry horsetail kelp milkthistle mullein nettle oatstraw oregano parsley red clover turmeric wormwood yarrow yellow dock Evening Formula buckthorn flaxseed marshmallow* rhubarb slippery elm triphala” Total-Body Advanced Cleanse The ideal advanced cleanse would be a blend of herbs and minerals formulated for deep total-body cleansing.”
– Brenda Watson and Leonard Smith, The Detox Strategy: Vibrant Health in 5 Easy Steps (Get the book.)
“Native American herbalists used echinacea more than any other plant for medicinal purposes. There are over 350 scientific articles worldwide on the immune enhancing effects of echinacea, including the: (} activation of complement, which promotes chemotaxis of neufrophils, monocytes, and eosinophils; “gearing up” the immune cells {} solubilization of immune complexes () neufralization of viruses.* One of the components of echinacea, arabinogalactan, has shown promise as an anti-cancer agent in vifro.”
– Patrick Quillin, Beating Cancer with Nutrition (Get the book.)
“Gaia Herbs, with 250 certified organic acres in Brevard, North Carolina, has worked extensively with government grants to explore the health benefits of such heavyweight herbals as echinacea. Their natural methods of cultivation and scientific insight into the active chemicals in such plants has led to a breakthrough in cultivation to make echinacea a potentially more useful cold and flu remedy. Gaia has been committed to organic growing for over twenty years, and in this time has established itself as a leader in organic growing. Gaia is proud to be an Oregon Tilth certified grower.”
– David Steinman, Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown (Get the book.)
“The dosing of echinacea tea is unreliable; use capsules or extracts. Some people with chronic or recurrent infections benefit from taking echinacea for prolonged periods, especially during the winter. I recommend you take it continuously for eight weeks at a time, then stop for a week or two between each eight-week period to avoid tolerance.94 echinacea preparations are readily available at many natural food stores and some pharmacies. In the treatment of acute respiratory infection, the activity of echinacea is often enhanced by Chinese herbal mixtures traditionally used for treating fever.”
– Leo Galland, Power Healing: Use the New Integrated Medicine to Cure Yourself (Get the book.)
“Echinacea has antiviral and antibacterial activity, and it is useful in treating infections, although with serious bacterial infections I would also recommend the appropriate antibiotic. echinacea has helped reduce the growth of herpesviruses, which cause genital herpes and cold sores (fever blisters). Because it stimulates white blood cells, echinacea may be helpful in supporting cancer treatments. Echinacea is available as capsules or tinctures, but the capsules are usually more convenient. Some people prefer the herbal tinctures diluted in water.”
– Michael Janson, M.D., The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care (Get the book.)
“Based on these studies echinacea treatment of the common cold is not justified. PROBIOTICS Probiotics are live microbial supplements taken to improve the microbial balance of the colon. Probiotics are used more commonly in Europe than in the U.S., with the highest usage in France (thirty-two doses per day per 1,000 people). Probiotics for which there is some evidence of efficacy include the bacteria Lactobacillus GG and the yeast Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii). Strains of Lactobacillus include L. rhamnosus GG, L. acidophilus NCFM, L. casei Shirota, L. reuteri MM53, L. casei CRL431, L.”
– J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)
“And other studies from the University of Munich have shown that echinacea extracts boost T-cell production by as much as 30% more than immune boosting drugs. Pau d’arco Pau d’arco (Tabebuia heptophylla) comes from the rain forests of Brazil and other areas of South America. This amazing herb nourishes the body’s defense system and helps protect against pathogenic organisms. It has been used for centuries to improve immune function, detoxify, and teduce pain throughout the body—especially in the joints.”
– Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)
“But I’d certainly be willing to try echinacea again for this problem.” Studies show that a compound found in echinacea helps kill a broad range of disease-causing viruses and bacteria. German researchers report success using echinacea to treat colds, flu, tonsillitis, bronchitis, whooping cough and ear infections. Editor’s Note: Although evidence suggests that echinacea is safe, it’s best to use it only in consultation with your doctor. Pregnant or nursing women should use it only with their doctor’s approval.”
– Gale Maleskey, Brian Kaufman, Home Remedies: What Works: Thousands of Americans Reveal Their Favorite Home-Tested Cures for Everyday Health Problems (Get the book.)
“Numerous immune stimulants may be helpful, including echinacea, osha, and wild indigo root. Bladder tonics stimulate the flow of blood and nutrients to the urinary tract and may be useful adjunct herbs. These herbs include nettle leaves, goldenrod, kava, and horsetail. Dandelion leaf, bucchu, and parsley root have diuretic effects and increase the flow of urine to help flush the bacteria. Sample Treatment Plans See the Resources section for sources of herbal Oral probiotics: 8-16 billion organisms daily products.”
– Tori Hudson, N.D., Women’s Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine: Alternative Therapies and Integrative Medicine for Total Health and Wellness (Get the book.)
“Schulze’s echinacea Plus tincture blend, which is 75% echinacea angustifolia root, 20% echinacea purpurea seed, l%-5% Garlic bulb and l%-5% Habanero juice. You could also take quarts of echinacea root tea, which has worked even when echincacea tincture has failed. Herbal teas contain compounds that may be destroyed when you soak an herb in alcohol. Teas can be essential in stubborn cases. However, in an emergency, a tincture is ready in seconds, versus minutes for a tea to steep. Emergency Internal Dosage for Tincture: 2 to 4 Dropperfuls per hour (a dropperful is approx. 30 drops).”
– Dr. Richard Schulze and Sam Biser, The Top Ten Herbs to Cure Big Diseases (Get the book.)
“Upping Immunity with Echinacea When it comes to warding off colds, no herb has better word-of-mouth endorsements than echinacea. A plant that’s native to North America, echinacea seems to work by pumping up the immune system to help your body keep infections at bay. Animal studies show that substances in echinacea root stimulate the immune system to produce more of the proteins alpha-interferon, beta-in-terferon and interleukin-1. These proteins are necessary for the production of immune system cells, the hardworking foot soldiers that defend your body against infection.”
– Selene Y. Craig, Jennifer Haigh, Sari Harrar and the Editors of PREVENTION Magazine Health Books, The Complete Book of Alternative Nutrition
(Get the book.)
“Echinacea These two herbal species, both echinacea angustifolia and echinacea purpurea, are commonly used for enhancement of the immune system. They contain echinacosides and sesquiterpenes, which enhance white blood cell activity and increase interferon production. echinacea increases both the number and activity of the white blood cells known as T-cells and the natural killer cells. As is true of many herbs, very high doses may have side effects. However, the usual doses are generally quite safe.”
– Michael Janson, M.D., The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care (Get the book.)
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