Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida)
Echinacea is a truly wonderful immune stimulant herb, however dosage must be regulated in order to fully gain its efficacy. It should never be used constantly; it is much more effective if administered in cycles of two weeks on and one week off. Also, it is much more effective if the different varieties and parts (roots and aerial herb) are all blended together. Echinacea can be used prophylatically to help protect yards from viral outbreaks, or for treating chronic viral and bacterial infections. It is good also for treating all types of allergic skin complaints.
Dose: 10-20g dried herb daily.