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Boosting Your Immunity With Echinacea Tea

Updated on December 13, 2010

Drinking Echinacea tea boosts your immunity

Echinacea Tea health benefits

Echinacea has become a very popular remedy. Research continues to show us that it offers tons of health benefits and for hundreds of years, many cultures used Echinacea to promote better health.

Echinacea A.K.A. coneflower, is a wild flower that grows in meadows or wet valleys in the midwestern United States. Its well known for its medicinal properties and as a result many people also grow echinacea in their gardens. The blossoms of the flower are purple.

Health Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea works to increase activity of our immune system by stimulating white blood cells.  White blood cells attack viruses and bacteria that can lead to illness or infection. For this reason, research shows that its medicinal properties are very beneficial to those that suffer from AIDS since the disease attacks the immune system.  In addition to increasing immunity, it has also been documented that it's great for respiratory complications that are related to cold and flu.  Some research has shown Echinacea to be effective at fighting viruses and fungus that can harm the body.  

It is recommended to take 1-2 tablespoons of Echinacea in a cup of heated water, and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.  I usually just buy the tea and that does the trick.  I also notice that I have more energy in the day when i drink Echinacea tea. 

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      rmcrayne 

      8 years ago from San Antonio Texas

      Thanks. I'm always looking for things that are good for immune function.

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      Kate 

      8 years ago

      This is good to know. I am not much of a tea drinker but I may change that after reading this article. Thanks for the info great Hub!

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