Echinacea is one of the most popular herbs in the world. It is most known to be beneficial in treating and preventing cold and flus, but it may also have powers in treating inflammation, migraines, and pain.
Echinacea comes from the daisy family, looking quite like a regular daisy but with purple leaves. All parts of the echinacea plant are used to create a herbal remedy in the form of tinctures, tablets, sprays, and teas.
Benefits of Echinacea
High in Antioxidants
Some of the benefits which echinacea causes may be due to its high antioxidant content. Antioxidants help to prevent our cells from ‘oxidative stress’, which is caused by chronic disease, over exercising, sickness, and mental stress itself. Some of the unique antioxidants within echinacea include Cichoric acid, Rosmarinic acid and flavonoids.
May lower blood sugar levels
Echinacea does more than prevent you from the common cold or flu, in fact, it may also help regulate your blood sugar levels! One study found that echinacea had the ability to suppress enzymes which digest carbohydrates. In this way, the release of glucose into the body slowed, making the body more capable of dealing with the sugar as it enters or system!
Strengthening the immune system
Long term use of echinacea may help to strengthen the immune system by helping to fight off infections and viruses and helping you to recover more quickly. In one review, echinacea helped to lower the risk of developing a cold by fifty percent and shorten the duration of a cold by at least a day.
Sona Echinace is a traditional herbal medicinal product which is used to relieve common cold and flu like symptoms in adolescents and adults, exclusively based on long standing use. It contains 800mg of echinacea which is the maximum quantity required for effective symptom prevention.