When I make this tincture, the colour of the solvent goes to a beautiful, bright vibrant green indicating the amazing green power in this tincture..
Echinacea is believed by some to be a miracle plant and is one of the most popular alternative nutritional supplements and most potent natural antibiotics. The herbal tinctures contain antiseptic, antiviral and anti fungal qualities which may help stimulate the body’s resistance to infection, diseases, fever, blood poisoning, common colds and other viral infections. Some of the other properties of Echinacea Angustifolia are useful as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-putrefactive, diaphoretic, and deodorant. It is a very good immune system stimulator as well, which is why Echinacea extracts have been used to cure insect bites and stings, as the application makes the area numb and relieves the pain and itching. It even disinfects the area. Echinacea angustifolia has been used as an excellent remedy for tonsillitis, painful gums, sinusitis, lungs and digestive tract disorders. The application of this herb in a salve or lotion is also helpful in fighting off boils, furuncles, indolent leg ulcers, herpes simplex, septicemia, syphilis and many other impurities of the blood due to its antiseptic properties. The herb is believed to combat infections or at least diminish their length and severity. Echinacea has been used to prevent and treat the common cold and other viral infections, and upper respiratory tract infections (URIs). It has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis, athlete’s foot, styes (eye infections). and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Some of the most striking effects of this herbal remedy for the reduction in susceptibility to infection and the incidence of catarrh and pharyngeal inflammation. In addition, Echinacea is quite useful in the treatment of arthritis and rheumatism. It has been commonly used for tumors, cancers, abscesses and it also promotes healing for severe prostate conditions. Topically, Echinacea may have anti-infective and anti-inflammatory effects, so it has been applied to skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It has been included in other topical preparations for relieving conditions such as hemorrhoids and animal studies have shown that it may protect the skin from sun damage.
Echinacea angustifolia, also known as Black Samson and Narrow-leaf coneflower, is a special kind of herb that many have been using for years to stay healthy. It is believed to work by starting up the immune system and helping it to ward off disease and infection. It not only works to destroy bacteria and viruses but also actually strengthens immunity by increasing the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. It also speeds recovery time from infection without causing any of the side effects typical of pharmaceutical antibiotics, especially the overgrowth of the intestinal yeast responsible for a great deal of chronic illness. The active constituents of Echinacea are caffeic acid, and chicoric acid, all of which have antiviral properties similar to those of interferon, the body’s own natural defense as an antiviral compound.
Echinacea contains a natural antibiotic that increases the level of a chemical called properdin which activates the part of the immune system responsible for increasing the defense mechanism that makes it a broad-based infection fighter for colds, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, whooping cough, tuberculosis, and meningitis. It has been used to ward off infections at the beginning of the cold and flu season and may reduce the severity of symptoms such as a runny nose and sore throat and is believed to reduce the duration of the illness. Echinacea tinctures are an excellent immune booster for those with compromised immunity from a wide range of issues including stress, overwork, exhaustion who are exposed to evolving viruses.
Echinacea root is said to be effective against vaginal yeast infections, such as candida, athlete’s foot, and other fungal infections. In one study, women who took Echinacea angustofolia experienced a 43% decline from recurrent infections. This species of Echinacea is specifically thought to be effective against trichomoniasis, the vaginal infection caused by Trichomonas vaginalis, a single-cell protozoan parasite.
Echinacea is regarded as an antiseptic and antibiotic that is thought to fight any type of infection, bacteria, viruses and germs like no other and has been found to be effective in some cases of urinary tract infection, staph infection, recurring kidney infection, food poisoning, poisonous bites (snakes and insects), syphilis, diphtheria and other fevers.
Echinacea may possess indirect anticancer activity. Preliminary research has shown Echinacea extract increased production of infection-fighting T cells and indicated for its possibilities as a cancer fighter. Research suggests that its activity in the blood may have value in the defense of tumors. Loyola University has done testing on this herb and found that some malignant diseases that have been treated with Echinacea and the effect of chemotherapy may be improved with its use. Myrrh, Usnea, Marshmallow, and Yarrow, are other herbs that have been found to a positive approach for women with mild cervical dysplasia because of its antiviral actions, as well as it stimulates tissue healing.
Echinacea is considered an anti-inflammatory and an effective agent that works to reduce the pain and swelling from injury. It enhances tissue function, especially bone marrow, thymus gland and spleen tissue. Echinacea is recommended to treat connective tissue injuries like tennis elbow, skier’s knee, or jogger’s ankle, and all types of tendonitis to reduce the pain and swelling.
The herb is believed to combat all types of inflammation and to ease swollen glands, hemorrhoids, tonsillitis, sore throat and enlarged prostate. Echinacea angustifolia is said to promote tissue regeneration, that gradually converts an unhealthy organ condition to a healthy organ and gradually facilitates beneficial changes in the body.
Used both internally and externally, Echinacea’s effects as a healing herb for all types of skin problems and infections are said to be legendary for cuts, boils, carbuncles, acne, herpes (HSV1) symptoms and even gangrene. It has been used topically to ease sunburned skin, infected or psoriasis, weeping eczema, plant poisoning (ivy, etc.), wounds and other infected skin conditions. A tincture may be used as a mouthwash in the treatment of pyorrhea and gingivitis.
Ingredients: Echinacea Angustifolia Root, 50% Alcohol
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice or water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
Contraindications: Echinacea Angustifolia is not recommended for pregnant women, individuals suffering from autoimmune disorders, those with allergies to daisies/ragweed/sunflowers or those receiving organ transplants. If taking prescription drugs, it is always wise to speak with a physician, as Echinacea may counter the effects of certain medications. Echinacea should not be given to children under two years, nor should it be used orally in long-term diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, Reactive perforating collagenosis, HIV or AIDS and autoimmune disorders (like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis).