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August 7, 2019

Herbal Series

Echinacea • Supporting breast health by building immunity

Echinacea • Echinacea Purpurea

 

Echinacea is an important herb for breast health. While it’s synonymous with colds, flus it’s a powerful for building immunity and helping to maintain and create healthy breasts. It is known as one of the best detoxifying herbs in western herbalism. When we’re dealing with any health imbalances our immune system is usually in a weakened state. As we find and use specific remedies for our dis-ease, it’s also important to strengthen the immune system. It is our first line of defence against viruses, bacteria, fungi, toxins, and foreign bodies.

Eating well, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy lymphatic, reducing stress, getting quality sleep are all ways that help keep our immune systems strong and healthy. Adding herbal supplementation can also give your body that boost it needs and echinacea is a great herb to start with.

 

Benefits

  • Increases white blood cell production
  • Increases macrophage activity
  • Enhances production and use of interferons
  • Anti-infection
  • Reduces side effects of chemotherapy
  • Counters all infections, even antibiotic-resistant one
  • Shortens the duration and severity of colds and flus if taken early enough)

 

Breast Health Benefits

  • Anti-tumor
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-infection
  • Enhances immune system
  • Relieves pain and swelling
  • Great for mastitis
  • “Echinacea and poke root combine to counter breast infections quickly and dramatically.” S.Weed
  • “Superb complimentary medicine for women choosing surgery or chemotherapy.” S. Weed

 

Synergy

  • Works well with cleavers, burdock and poke

 

Energetics

  • Echinacea stands for transition, supporting a new way of being.

 

Use

  • The root is what’s used.
  • Can be taken as a tea or tincture
  • Up to 6 months of daily use, but many herbalists recommend taking a break after 2 weeks.
  • Dried root infusion: 2 cups/500ml daily dose
  • Fresh or dried root tincture: a dose equals 1 drop for every 2 pounds/1kilo of body weight

 

 

 

 

 

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Echinacea • Supporting breast health by building immunity

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