Fascinating research about Echinacea benefits regarding brain cancer has been published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, the University of Connecticut performed a meta-analysis study that evaluated 14 studies and determined that:
Echinacea cuts the chances of catching a common cold by 58%.
Echinacea reduces the duration of the common cold by almost one-and-a-half days.
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that the immune system seems to be strongly influenced by the level of the echinacea dose. It appears that 10 milligrams of purple coneflower per one kilogram of body weight, taken daily over a 10-day period, is effective as an immune system stimulant.
Echinacea’s history began when Echinacea purpurea was used by the Great Plains Indians as a painkiller. It is especially effective for many types of pain.
The National Institute of Health reports that it can even help with uveitis or eye inflammation. It is a good idea for people who struggle with chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis to regularly consume the herbal tea.