Herbal Remedy for Cold or Flu
Can treat pain
Can ease inflammation
Can ease migraines
Lower blood sugar levels
High in antioxidants- Flavonoids, Cichoric acid, Rosmarinic acid: antioxidants are molecules that help defend your cells against oxidative stress
May reduce feelings of anxiety
May help treat skin concerns
May offer protection against cancer
Active Compounds found within the plant:
Caffeic acid- Caffeic acid is a type of polyphenol, a class of micronutrients known for their antioxidant properties. The nutrient is claimed to have many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral abilities.
Alkamides- Alkamides are the major lipophilic constituents of ECHINACEA preparations, which are widely used in some European countries and in North America for common colds.
Phenolic acids- may be beneficial to your health because they work as antioxidants that prevent cellular damage due to free-radical oxidation reactions
Rosmarinic acids- powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
Ways to be used:
This herb can be used in many different ways. You can turn it into a tea tincture by boiling the leaf and straining it. You can then add in other beneficial things like honey to make it taste to your liking.
Echinacea: Benefits, Uses, Side Effects and Dosage (healthline.com)
Caffeic Acid: Benefits, Sources, and Foods (healthline.com)
The role of alkamides as an active principle of echinacea – PubMed (nih.gov)
Phenolic Acid: Benefits and Where to Get Them in Your Diet (verywellfit.com)
Rosmarinic Acid: Benefits, Downsides, Sources, and More (healthline.com)
Written By: Madison Brown