Echinacea has become a popular herb in the nineteenth century. In the health food market, echinacea powder is extremely popular. It is an herbal health food with excellent sales.
The active ingredients of echinacea
Echinacea purpurea is a treasure that is useful from the leaves to the stem. More than 70 substances have been isolated from it. The most important ones include Phenolic acids, Caffeic acid derivatives, Polyacetylenes, Polysaccharides, Glycoproteins and Alkylamides. These important ingredients have shown that echinacea powder has the effect of promoting immunity in a number of biochemical, animal and human experiments. The functions include promoting the body’s immune cell response, improving the immune system to produce immune endo-biomass, increasing phagocytosis, stimulating the production of natural killer cells, and increasing the proportion of lymphocytes. Because echinacea powder has the above-mentioned characteristics, it is effective to relieve cold symptoms.
The effect of echinacea on preventing and relieving colds
A cold is a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat). Studies have shown that more than 200 viruses are related to colds. Common symptoms of a cold include coughing, sneezing, sniffing, runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat or sputum, headache, and fatigue. Most of these symptoms are caused by the body’s autoimmune response. Although most symptoms can be resolved within 7 to 10 days, uncomfortable colds can seriously affect sleep, mental and work performance. At this time, you can use echinacea powder to prevent colds or shorten the number of cold days and reduce cold symptoms.
Recommended dosage of echinacea powder
300-900 mg per day (take 2-3 times). Please do not overtake it.
How to consume echinacea powder
At present, common commercial echinacea extracts are in the form of capsules, tablets and tea bags. The most appropriate time to use it is when the first symptoms of a cold appear. You can consume it continuously for two weeks, and continue eating after at least one week. Under this supplementary principle, echinacea can exert the best health effects. Try to avoid continuous ingestion for a long time. Due to the long-term stimulation of immunity, it will cause a kind of pressure on the immune system. This kind of stress may make the immune system fatigued. When faced with the infection situation, they were unable to fight against it.
Who is not suitable for eating echinacea powder?
Pregnancy, children under the age of two, diabetic patients, people with immune-related diseases or those who are taking immune-related medications should avoid self-consumption of echinacea products. You must consult the relevant physician before using it. In addition, a very small number of people will have allergic reactions to echinacea, such as rash, itching, red eyes, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, runny nose, etc. If you have such an allergic reaction, you must stop using the product immediately.