Ingesting echinacea is an excellent preventative measure against colds, flus and other infectious disease.
It can be applied topically as a poultice over wounds to disinfect.
Echinacea’s health benefits come from the flavonoids, oils, polysaccharides, phenols, minerals and vitamins. It is an effective tonic herb that boosts the immune system’s ability to fight off invading pathogens.
Echinacea can be useful for treating various diseases including but not limited to auto immune reactions (allergies), infections, sore throat, cold/flu, respiratory problems etc. This will work in combination with an appropriate diet.