Currently, the CIS and Russia Echinacea is cultivated as an ornamental and medicinal plant.Medicinal properties of Echinacea purpurea concluded in her flowers, roots and leaves.
composition and therapeutic properties
The Echinacea contains active substances, and this is due to its immunomodulatory properties.Composition Echinacea - polysaccharides, resins, essential oils, organic acids and phytosterols (also polyunsaturated fatty), saponins, glycosides, tannins, alkaloids.Polyenes - are substances that destroy certain types of fungi.Phenolic acids have antiseptic properties.
The rhizomes and roots of Echinacea contains glucose, inulin, resin, fat and essential oil, betaine - a substance that can prevent the development of stroke and heart attack.Contained therein and phenol carbonic acids, which have diuretic properties and strengthen the immune system.
All parts of echinacea contain a large amount of minerals, also rare, is often lacking in our diet - potassium, calcium, manganese, selenium, zin
Echinacea has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, immunomodulatory, anti-viral and anti-rheumatic effects.
Application and treatment
SCOPE Echinacea enough.Its drugs are prescribed even small children from 2-3 years of age.So, apply Echinacea preparations for the flu, colds, diseases of the bladder, ear infections, blood infection, mononucleosis.Good preparations of echinacea and liver diseases, diabetes, chronic inflammatory processes.Also taken from the effects of exposure to chemicals - pesticides, heavy metals, insecticides, fungicides.Besides good Echinacea preparations after radiotherapy and chemotherapy, after treatment with antibiotics.
Apply echinacea and externally for skin diseases - herpes, hives, eczema, wounds, boils, abscesses, insect bites, burns.With snake bites, psoriasis, strep infections make lotions from broth echinacea.
Echinacea not only strengthens the immune system, it can destroy some bacteria and viruses.For example, echinacea extract is able to delay the propagation of the herpes virus, influenza, stomatitis, staphylococcus, streptokkokov, Escherichia coli.And it shows that echinacea is a unique antibiotic that nature gave us.
Echinacea preparations have shown good results for prostate, female diseases, upper respiratory tract diseases, arthritis, osteomyelitis.
Although today the composition and properties of Echinacea purpurea studied well enough, however, it is believed that is not fully studied this plant.
best known action polysaccharides - cellulose and hemicellulose, starch, pectin and inulin.They will help the human body fight viruses, clean cloth on the affected cells, because they stimulate the production of T lymphocytes by increasing the activity of white blood cells.Polysaccharides protect our cells from infection, do not give viruses and bacteria to get inside, they simply surround, this action is called immunostimulatory.The polysaccharide ehinatsin increases immunity to viruses and bacteria, eliminates germs and fungi, reduces pain, inhibits inflammation and accelerate tissue healing.Also polysaccharides accelerate tissue regeneration.
Echinacea contains caffeic acid glycosides, whereby accelerated recovery from viral and infectious diseases.Caffeic acid derivatives have a high biological activity - have antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic effects - can even delay the development of metastasis;reduce the level of toxins;kill mold and fungi.
hydroxycinnamic acids, which are contained in Echinacea - active substances that have a pronounced anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects, improve liver and kidney;reduce the number of blood products of nitrogen metabolism, and as a result the prevention of chronic diseases.
Echinacea does not allow to break down hyaluronic acid, filling the space between the cells, does not spread bacteria and viruses.Inulin increases the activity of white blood cells, destroys viruses.
Traditional recipes treatment
Take echinacea in a variety of forms.For example, take tea for colds, inflammation, influenza.After treatment with antibiotics, serious illness and / or operations;ulcers, abscesses and eczema.
Broth take echinacea for colds, flu, and it will help with the swelling, pain in the joints, headaches, stomach ulcer.The broth helps to improve vision, whet the appetite, normalization of blood pressure.Also, the broth has a tonic and tonic effect.Prepare the broth - 1 teaspoon crushed dried or fresh leaves of Echinacea poured a glass of water, then warmed in a water bath for half an hour, insisting, filtered and taken inside before a meal three times a day for 1/3 cup.
alcohol tincture of echinacea today better known than its other products.The infusion can not only buy in the drugstore, but also prepare their own at home.Take the dried or fresh chopped leaves of Echinacea, fill them with alcohol or vodka at the rate of 1: 10, insist 10 days.Accept before eating 25-30 drops of tincture three times a day.Tincture is useful for peptic ulcer and gastritis, constipation, spasms of blood vessels, kidney and bladder, inflammatory processes of female genital sphere, prostate adenoma, and as a means of improving health and metabolism.
Echinacea purpurea found its use in cosmetics.It is used to treat skin diseases - acne, ulcers, warts;for removing age spots and freckles.To do this, the problem areas of the skin, it is best at night, lubricated with fresh juice of Echinacea, and after a while you'll get a complete cleansing.
Echinacea Contraindications - are allergic to echinacea, pregnancy, lactation, patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatism, leukemia, multiple sclerosis and tuberculosis.The infusion should not be taken for acute angina.