Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia) is a herbaceous plant originating from the United States, characterized by particular flowers, similar to daisies with thin petals, of a red-purple colour. Known for centuries for its immunostimulant properties, it was considered a magical plant with a thousand powers, able to heal an infinite number of malnants in most Indian tribes in North America.
This plant seems able to strengthen the immune system, stimulating both the efficiency and the number of some of its fundamental elements such as antibodies, T lymphocytes and macrophages, real soldiers against infections.
The Immune System plays a fundamental role in countering and alleviating the symptoms of cooling diseases, since it acts by identifying and eradicating pathogens. To do this, it uses some elements present in the blood such as white blood cells, macrophages and antibodies.
If the immune system is not strong enough and its response to aggression cannot contain the disease, mild disorders can worsen and prostrate for many days due to the onset of other infections. The consequences in this case are fever, bronchial diseases, coughing and plaque on the oral mucosa, which require medical intervention.