by Laina Poulakos
Now that the weather has begun to change, cold and flu season is upon us as well. It’s a good time to think of an herb that can help the immune system stay strong. While there are several, echinacea root is a great herb for supporting the immune system during the colder time of the year.
This amazing root has a powerful effect on fighting viruses and flu. It even benefits the skin with wound healing and by treating acne and eczema due to the roots many mighty flavonoids and polysaccharides and vitamin C. It can also help reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints.
By taking echinacea during the fall and winter, it can help shorten the duration of a cold. In fact, studies have shown that an individual taking echinacea is 58 percent less likely to catch a cold or get the flu. According to the University of Connecticut, the potent herb was used like an antibiotic before penicillin was discovered.
Echinacea is a fantastic herb from nature’s medicine cabinet for the treatment of many common ailments.
Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit MothersNatureStore.com.