A popular herb for treating symptoms of the cold and flu, echinacea (more commonly known as the American coneflower) is actually a member of the daisy family. Native to North America, the flowers, leaves and roots of echinacea were used as an herbal remedy for Native Americans throughout the great plains. There are plenty of powerful substances in echinacea that give it antimicrobial properties, high levels of antioxidants, and a range of chemicals called phenols that makes it effective for keeping the immune system functional.
– Treats symptoms of the cold and flu
– Lots of antioxidants
– Keeps the immune system functioning