Echinacea is widely used as an herbal remedy to prevent and treat colds, infl uenza and related symptoms such as coughs, sore throat and fever. It has been used to strengthen the immune system and to treat conditions of damaged or suppressed immunity such as post-viral syndromes.
Echinacea has been traditionally used as a natural treatment for bronchitis and whooping cough. It has also been used to treat prophylaxis, gingivitis,and sinusitis. It is also thought to be of help for allergies, mild septicaemia, pinkeye and skin disorders such as psoriasis.