Echinacea Juice (Echinacea purpurea)
- Stimulates the immune system by activatingthe white blood cells that fight infection2.
- Gentle antibacterial and antiviral activity that neutralizes common pathogens3-5.
- Anti-inflammatory action helps to clean up inflammation caused by an infection.
Echinacea Juice helps to relieve symptoms of colds and upper respiratory tract infections by stimulating the immune system2, inactivating pathogens3,4, and reducing inflammation2,3.
Echinacea stimulates our immune system helping our body make the white blood cells we need to fight infection. It activates neutrophils to fight bacteria and natural-killer cells to fight viruses2. Echinacea also activates macrophages2, which are white blood cells that engulf pathogens to destroy them.
Echinacea has been shown to have antibacterial3 and antiviral4 activity, meaning it directly neutralizes some types of bacteria and viruses. Echinacea has been shown to inactivate influenza A and B4, rhinovirus (the common cold)5, and Group A Strep3, which are some of the most common pathogens to cause cold and flu.