Echinacea Extract of Efficacy
According to US reports, Echinacea is one of the top ten best-selling natural medicinal plants in the US market
Echinacea can effectively prevent and treat various chronic and acute infections caused by any type of bacteria or virus, especially when administered before or early onset.
In severe or critical care, Echinacea extract can be used as an adjunct to support other treatments.
For example, in Europe, Echinacea has been used as an adjuvant drug for chemotherapy in cancer patients.
According to research, Echinacea also has strong boosting effects on the human immune system, including:
1. Increase the activity and number of various immune cells, such as white blood cells, T4 helper cells and splenocytes: stimulate immune cells to secrete tumor necrosis factor and produce other immune factors.
Therefore, echinacea can strengthen the body’s resistance to various invading pathogens or toxins.
Echinacea and its preparations are widely used in treatment
upper respiratory tract infection,
Chronic diseases caused by skin infections and immunodeficiency, etc.
It is worth noting that Echinacea has a radioprotective effect, which can effectively promote the production of white blood cells in the bone marrow, thereby protecting the human immune system from damage caused by radiation from X-rays or radiotherapy.
It is also expected to become a very promising anticancer drug.
Research is currently underway for AIDS.
1. Anti-inflammatory and prevention of upper respiratory tract infection
Experiments have shown that Echinacea can relieve upper respiratory tract infection and early symptoms of colds, and can shorten the course of the disease, especially for early symptoms.
Many American family physicians currently recommend the use of echinacea to prevent upper respiratory tract infections and other inflammatory conditions.
And pointed out: Echinacea may be a reasonable choice for healthy young people in the early stage of a cold, even better than antibiotics.
A retrospective study of 1280 children with bronchitis showed that echinacea juice treatment resulted in faster healing than antibiotic treatment.
Mainly because bronchitis is mostly a viral infection, and antibiotics can’t do anything about it, but echinacea preparations can stimulate a non-specific defense system that attacks virus-infected cells.
In Germany in 1982, there were as many as 300 types of single preparations and compound preparations of Echinacea, and were widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic respiratory tract infections caused by viruses or bacteria; auxiliary various antibiotics in the treatment of various serious bacterial infections.
2. As an immunomodulator and an immunostimulator
Echinacea plants are mainly used to treat and prevent diseases by activating different immune cells to improve the function of the body’s own immune system.
In Germany, Echinacea preparations were included in the 2,000 most commonly prescribed prescriptions in 1989, ranking 131. Currently, echinacea is known as an immune enhancer internationally.
In human medicine, Echinacea is widely used in the treatment of
Various infectious and immune diseases of cancer and AIDS.
Echinacea can increase the phagocytosis of alveolar macrophages to pathogens and increase the body’s resistance, and at the same time can produce a variety of cytokines, such as IL-1, IL-6, TNF-a and cytotoxins, to control their own activities and the activity of other immune cells.
In veterinary medicine, trials have shown that Echinacea extract is fed to horses.
It can increase the phagocytic ability of neutrophils and the number of peripheral lymphocytes.
Effectively stimulates the immune activity of horses, and the plant extract acts as a blood supplement for horses.
It can improve the number of hemoglobin, the number of red blood cells and some physiological and training indicators.
Feeding the echinacea root product as a feed additive to chickens can significantly increase the body weight of the experimental group and reduce the infection of coccidial worms.
3. Treat wounds, ulcer inflammation and other skin diseases
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