Herbal Remedies for Anthrax
pulpurea, E. angustifolia)
Echinacea is one of the best-known immune- enhancing herb.
Echinacea is one of the most important natural remedies for treating both acute and recurrent infections. It is effective against a wide range of microbes, including many viruses, bacteria, and fungi. It can be used internally to treat infections anywhere in the body, and can also be used for external conditions as an ointment or salve.
Echinacea stimulates the white blood cells that help to fight infections in the body. Research has shown that echinacea enhances the activity of a particular type of white blood cells-macrophages. A particular glycoprotein (a carbohydrate-conjugated protein) in echinacea was found to significantly increase the killing effect of macrophages on tumor cells. A number of studies have found that echinacea boosts the body's ability to fight Listeria, a bacterium that causes a deadly form of food poisoning, and Candida yeast.
Echinacea and Immunity
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