Many studies have shown that echinacea’s supplements boost immune system. It seems that Echinacea enhances the activity and production of sevral type of cells of immune system, which are responsible for the recognition and elimination of pathogens. In particular, it increases the activity of macrophages and a-necrosis factor (TNF- alpha) up to 30%, while also stimulates production of white blood cells by bone marrow (B and T lymphocytes).
Actions – properties
- Antiviral activity
- Antifungal activity
- Antibacterial effect
- Stimulation of the immune system
- Accelerates tissue healing
Echinacea does not address the agent that caused the virus disease or infection, but activates and enhances the activity of immune system. Thus there is no tolerance developed against bacteria and viruses, as with common antibiotics.