Now that the weather has begun to change, the cold and flu season is upon us. It’s a good time to think of an herb that can help the immune system stay strong. Echinacea root is a great herb for supporting the immune system. Echinacea root has a powerful effect on fighting viruses and flu. It even benefits the skin with wound healing and by treating acne and eczema. This is due to the roots’ many mighty flavonoids and polysaccharides and vitamin C. If you take Echinacea during the cooler months it can help shorten the duration of your cold and keep you 58% less likely to catch the colds and flu. According to the University of Connecticut, the potent herb was used like an antibiotic before penicillin was discovered. It can help reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints. Echinacea is a fantastic herb from nature’s medicine cabinet for the treatment of many common aliments.