Echinacea: The Wellness Virtuoso

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ECHINACEA

• Supports Cellular Health
• Boosts Immune System
• Relieves Anxiety


Echinacea is a highly popular herbal supplement, especially during cold & flu season. Native Americans used the healing plant Echinacea angustifolia for a wide variety of medical purposes, hundreds of years prior to the arrival of Europeans. Humans learned to use echinacea after seeing elk eating the plant whenever they were wounded or sick; thus, known as the "Elk Root".

Positive Effect on the Immune System

Echinacea is widely known for its potent support of the immune system and is commonly used to prevent or treat the common cold. Numerous studies have shown this healing herb can help combat bacterial infections and viruses, and help speed recovery from illness. Studies found that taking echinacea may lower the risk of developing colds by more than 50% and shorten the duration of colds by one and a half days. Echinacea has also been shown to be just as effective as Tamiflu for combating early flu symptoms, with far fewer side effects.

The plant's beneficial effects on the immune system stem from its support of cellular health. Studies have shown that taking Echinacea every day for 2 weeks has been shown to increase immune activity such as greater white blood cell counts. Echinacea also helps support the health of red blood cells; daily use can lead to a 63% greater amount of the hormone that promotes red blood cell formation by bone marrow. The antioxidant effects of Echinacea stimulate immune function in healthy cells, and also the cells of sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Echinacea Can Reduce Anxiety

In recent years, the echinacea plants has been studied expansively as a potential remedy for anxiety -- a chronic problem in our society that affects an astonishing one in five American adults.

Anxiety is a pervasive fact of life for countless millions of sufferers who endure constant fear and worry. It is a pernicious condition that robs those in its clutches of happiness and success in work, at home and in relationships. Anxiety makes bad situations worse, and it magnifies health problems such as digestive tract issues and heart disease that may go unaddressed. 

Research shows that Echinacea contains compounds that may reduce feelings of anxiety and tension and restore healthy brain chemistry with no side effects. These compounds bind to specific brain receptors, signaling the body to calm down and helping to relieve stress.

Amazingly, studies have shown echinacea can relieve anxiety as well as the commonly prescribed antianxiety drug Librium and its cousins Valium and Xanax, WITHOUT negative and potentially dangerous side effects. This is especially valuable as echinacea can be taken safely every day without any addictive potential or withdrawal symptoms and no toxic liver risk. 

Few healing herbs are as versatile as echinacea. It is a powerful immune booster useful in combating infections, colds and flu by reducing the duration and severity. It also is an effective and natural source of relief from chronic anxiety, and aids in cell growth.

The versatile benefits of echinacea, along with our many other natural healing botanicals including honey with apple cider vinegar in our TIGERHONEY Concentrated Wellness Formula makes us your ready-to-go herbal health tonic. Just 1 oz a day and you're on your way to #liveBEST!




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Benefits of TIGERHONEY: Studies and Science behind Echinacea
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