Top 10 Uses of Echinacea Extract in Foods and Drinks

Echinacea Extract
  • Echinacea extract is available in many commercially prepared foods and beverages
  • The benefits of echinacea are proven through a number of medical studies and trials
  • Echinacea tea is used around the world as a home remedy for many different ailments

Top 10 Uses of Echinacea Extract in Foods and Drinks

1. Ginger, lemon, and echinacea tea is a great drink that offers many benefits if you are suffering from the flu, a cold, or any infection. This beverage is warm so it can help clear your sinuses, and the combination of herbs will soothe a sore throat. The echinacea will boost your immune system and help you fight off any invaders.

2. Echinacea herb and goldenseal tea is a common remedy to fight off an infection and eliminate toxins from pathogens at the same time. The benefits of echinacea on your immune system are proven, and goldenseal will clean out any toxins and poisons built up in your system. This tea helps stimulate your immune system and detoxify you at the same time.

3. Echinacea extract can be added to fruit juice. The fruit juice covers up any taste or smell, and you will get much needed nutrients and phytochemicals along with the echinacea extract. This is very helpful with children, who may be hesitant to drink echinacea in a tea form. The juice also ensures that your child is getting enough fluids and does not become dehydrated.

4. Echinacea herb extract and flowers can be added to soups. Make sure to add the extract after the heat is turned off though, because extremely high temperatures can destroy the active compounds in this herb that are beneficial. The flowers can also be added right before the soup is done. This can help you keep a healthy immune system and prevent infections and colds before they happen.

5.Ginger and echinacea extract lemonade can be soothing and healing. Whether this drink is taken hot or cold is a personal preference, but if it is intended to treat a cold or the flu hot is better because the warmth and steam have additional   benefits to your throat and sinuses. This drink tastes good, so there is no bad taste.

6. Energy drinks may contain echinacea extract along with a number of other herbs. These drinks are intended to promote energy and good health, and they can include many herbs that provide energy, stimulate immunity and healing, and  many other uses and effects, depending on the specific energy drink.

7.Echinacea tea is a common home remedy for many different ailments around the world. The benefits of this herb have been studies and shown. The tea can be made from fresh echinacea root or flowers, or by using hot water and echinacea tea bags or extract. Sugar, lemon, or milk can be added to flavor this beverage, but if you are suffering from congestion you may want to avoid milk or cream, because dairy products can thicken phlegm and mucous, making it harder.

8. Echinacea herb extract can be added to almost any food or beverage to help with wound healing. This herb will stimulate white blood cell production and speed up the healing process, allowing your wounds to heal and promote tissue repair. This herb can be used alone or combined with other beneficial herbs, depending on the specific results you want.

9. If you suffer from arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, echinacea extract or beverages can really help. The compounds in this healing herb can help reduce inflammation and the symptoms of this reaction. This includes arthritis, bursitis, and other joint conditions which are caused by inflamation in yoiur tissues.

10. The echinacea herb can help with many skin conditions. The benefits of echinacea for your skin include preventing and treating psoriasis, eczema, acne, and a number of other skin conditions that can be unsightly and uncomfortable. The herb is a natural immune booster, and can destroy bacteria on your skin before it can cause infections and skin damage.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 at 2:55 pm and is filed under Herbal Remedies.

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