Echinacea is popularly known for its ability to fight infections, particularly the common cold. It’s one of those heral teas that’s especially famous in the US today. This remedial plant has tall stems with purple or pink flowers. The floral’s center is cone-shaped that is usually of brown or purple color. This cone has several spiky scales, resembling the spines of a threatened hedgehog. This description is precisely the reason for its name, since ‘echinos’ in Greek stands for hedgehog.
Being well-known for its anti-infection properties is what makes Echinacea tea stand out. This is because of its ability to enhance the body’s immune system. It is usually used to fight the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections. Also, it works well against other much more serious infections, such as vaginal yeast infections, genital herpes, septicaemia, tonsillitis, streptococcus infections, and syphilis. Other than these ailments, it is also used as an alternative to anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving drugs.
So now you know more about this herbal tea. If ever you’re suffering from any type of infection, you’d best think of trying out a cup of Echinacea tea for a change. Still, consult your health care provider about this. As always, safety is the first priority. Enjoy!