Echinacea Root (Purpurea)
Latin Name: Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea aids the process of antibody formation and stimulates the production of white blood cells. It helps to strengthen and clear lymph nodes. Echinacea also helps the body to fight viral infections and is a great herb to use topically for infections and it is often used to treat colds and flu.
Warnings: Echinacea is nontoxic and mostly harmless. Use very acutiously if you have an autoimmune disorder. High-quality preparations of echinacea can cause excessive salivation and a scratchy, tingling sensation in the throat.