Echinacea has a beneficial effect on the body's immune system. Due to the huge amount of nutrients in the composition, it can be used as an antiviral, analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.
Most often, echinacea is used to strengthen the immune system, prevent and treat colds and bacterial infections, and as an antifungal agent. In addition, decoctions and infusions based on this plant are prescribed for depression, physical and mental exhaustion and overwork. Echinacea is also effective in the treatment of non-healing ulcers and wounds, as well as in the postoperative period.
Drink echinacea tea for colds, inflammations, during recovery from illness, surgery or chemotherapy. For its preparation, you can use both flowers, leaves and plant roots, or a mixture of them. Pour two teaspoons of dried chopped herbs with a glass of boiling water. Let the tea steep properly, then drink the resulting drink. For preventive purposes, it is enough to use it once a day. But if tea is used for treatment, the frequency of its intake should be tripled. Continue treatment for a month, after which take a two-week break.
Echinacea decoction is used in more serious cases: stomach ulcer, dizziness and joint pain. It also helps with edema quite well. Pour a teaspoon of fresh or dried herbs with a glass of water and heat in a water bath. After the liquid boils, reduce the gas and darken the broth under the lid for 15 minutes. Strain and cool it. Drink a third of a glass of the broth before each meal. The course of treatment is 10-21 days.
Echinacea infusion is used to improve performance, treat diseases of the genitourinary system and metabolic disorders. Pour half a liter of boiling water over three tablespoons of echinacea flowers, cover and boil for 10-15 minutes. Pour the liquid into a thermos and leave it for 3-5 hours. Strain the infusion and add honey, sugar or berry juice to improve the taste. Drink the infusion three times a day, half a glass.