The properties of echinacea - to increase immunity - are caused by the presence of a large number of biologically active substances in its composition. These are essential oils, polysaccharides, resins, glycosides, saponins, organic acids, phytosterols, tannins, alkaloids, phenolic acids, polyenes.
The plant stimulates immune system, has an antiseptic and diaphoretic effect, treats infectious and inflammatory diseases, restores psychological balance and restores strength in case of physical overwork. Echinacea cleanses the lymphatic system, blood, kidneys.
Echinacea tincture effectively delays the growth of any neoplasms. Its use is recommended in the treatment and prevention of cancer. For people who have undergone chemotherapy, doctors recommend using echinacea infusion to alleviate the condition and speed up recovery.
Echinacea also acts as an antibiotic. It treats angina, influenza, hepatitis, arthritis, prostatitis, impotence, eczema, psoriasis, wounds, burns, removes heavy metals and radionuclides from the body. Echinacea is able to destroy viruses, harmful bacteria and fungi, which indicates its antibiotic properties. Echinacea extract affects Escherichia coli, staphylococci, streptococci and the gurpes virus.
Echinacea is recommended for any septic conditions and various symptoms of blood poisoning, it is recommended for tonsillitis, otitis media, meningitis, stomatitis, inflammation of the gums, purulent ulcers, gangrene.
Inflammatory processes in the female genital organs, prostate adenoma, stomach ulcers, potency disorders, arthritis, hepatitis, nephritis, eczema, psoriasis are effectively treated with echinacea root tincture.
Echinacea root tincture is used for external rubbing in case of pneumonia, bronchial asthma, cough. It is indispensable for diseases of the thyroid gland, and useful for alcoholism.
Echinacea root extract is used for flu, overwork, anemia, beriberi, headaches, infectious diseases of the respiratory and urinary tract.
For more information about Echinacea please read this article: 9 Echinacea Benefits and Uses — from Colds to Cancer