Do you need a boost? Want to strengthen your immune system? Don’t feel on top or your game? You need something elegant!
Why call an herb like Echinacea elegant? Because as you will see here, it fits the definition of elegance: Showing a degree of skill, ease and grace. That’s exactly how Echinacea operates in the body anytime there is a distress imminent or your immune system is weakened.
And what could be more elegant than a field of lovely purple-mauve coneflowers in bloom? That’s right. The Echinacea plant even produces a beautiful flower to herald its presence in any meadow it happens to grace. It’s as if it were waving a colorful flag to signal, “I’m here to rescue you!” Or it could even be saying, “I’m not only beautiful, I’m a valiant warrior for your health.”
The story of Echinacea
Echinacea has been growing wild in an area that covered parts of Colorado, the Dakotas, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, or literally where the buffalo roamed. At one time in this area known as the Great Plains, different American Indian tribes used Echinacea as a go-to remedy for many common ailments.
And what about rattlesnake bites? Here’s something I found about that:
In the 1870s a self-taught doctor, H. C. F. Meyer, was fascinated with Echinacea and helped propel its notoriety as the most popular herb of the day. Dr. Meyer was so certain he could trust Echinacea’s healing power, he offered to “allow himself to be bitten by several rattlesnakes to prove the truth of his claims. Meyer claimed to know of over 600 cases in which his remedy had not failed to cure rattlesnake bites.” (Echinacea: Nature’s Immune Enhancer, Stephen Foster, 1991)
I don’t think we will be volunteering as subjects to test a rattlesnake bite cure anytime soon, do you? However, Echinacea definitely works to support our immune system. It might help with candida infections too, as you can read here:
I have been doing the Candida program … This involves taking Tonic Supreme every 15 minutes and Echinacea every hour plus ¼ cup of yogurt with live bacteria every hour. The results from this program were unbelievable. Within about 5 days I was sleeping much better. I had been waking up 2-3 times during the night and not sleeping very soundly. This changed to me sleeping very soundly and all through the night without waking even once. In the morning I wake up refreshed. I am also sleeping less. – L.S., Clearwater, FL
Finding the “right” Echinacea
To be effective, Echinacea tinctures need to be fresh. Ron Radstrom, owner of Health Freedom Resources, conducted his own informal experiment. He purchased a four brands of Echinacea tinctures in a local health food store. He then lined them up and took a dropperful of each one to see if he could tell they had the very distinctive taste of Echinacea. Three of them did not! And only one had a faint taste of the actual plant. But with our Echinacea, you cannot miss it. And that should tell you, it’s the real thing, folks!
We have two formulas:
Echinacea with Stress Support (formerly Echinacea Original): Echinacea combined with the immune power of garlic and Pau D’Arco bark, and the strengthening adaptogen effects of Eleuthero. This formula is an essential part of any cleansing or health building program.
Ingredients: Echinacea Augustifolia root, Echinacea Purpurea root, Echinacea Purpurea seed, Pau d’Arco, Eleuthero senticosus root (a Siberian adaptogen) and Garlic. Learn more…
Echinacea Extra Concentrate: If you like it hot and need a circulation increase to get all the herbs throughout your system, you can try Echinacea Extra Concentrate.
Ingredients: Echinacea Augustifolia root, Echinacea Purpurea root, Echinacea Purpurea seed, Garlic and Habañero Pepper. Learn more…
You’ve also been introduced to our Tonic Supreme. Together with the Echinacea formulas, it’s like building a strong fortress in your body!
Ingredients: Garlic, White Onion, Horseradish Root, Ginger Root, and Habanero Cayenne Pepper in a base of Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar – all 100% organic. Learn more…
Southern Botanicals echinacea is the best I have found anywhere. – D.T. Burlington, NJ.
This is the only program I have ever done that has worked this dramatically and this fast. I have tried changing my diet, exercise, supplements, etc. and nothing has worked like this to increase my energy, level and handle my chronic fatigue and exhaustion and pain. Thanks … I will spread the word!! – L.S., Clearwater, FL
Avoid chlorine. It is one of the most devastating immune system suppressors. Drinking or bathing in chlorinated water destroys essential “friendly” intestinal bacteria – a key part of your immune system. Chlorine also does other damage, breaking down proteins and other substances in the body. A friend of ours had a daughter who, every single time she went swimming in a chlorinated pool, would be sick the next day. Finally her mom figured out what was happening, the girl stopped swimming in those pools and remained healthy.
We suggest using good-quality filters for both your drinking and bathing/showering water.
Once again, thanks so much for reading. I hope I have inspired some of the respect I feel for Echinacea and the world of good it can do for all of us.
I would love to hear from you, too.
As always, I wish good, robust health to you and your families.
See you next week!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.