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Flower of prairies ekhinatseya. What interesting is in its biography? Episode of fourth

... Mass collecting a wild-growing ekhinatsea falls on the first peak of its popularity at the end of H_H of century. Students of Kansas university in 1897 collected its roots, earning on 25 cents for pound - then in America it was rather big (at least, for most of students) money.

In 1902 it was reported that in North - the western part of the State of Kansas 200 000 pounds of the dry roots costing $100 000 were collected - the cost of collected raw materials doubled.

It was counted that for such “super - actions“ was required to dig out more than two million live plants. And it only in one year, in one district.

It is only possible to assume what enormous force the blow was struck to natural populations of an ekhinatsea!. During some period, perhaps, this look was on the verge of extinction, and in certain districts disappeared completely.

In the history of use of “a flower of prairies“ happened as take-off, similar to extravagant statements of doctor Meyer, and falling - conclusions of some experimenters allegedly did not confirm curative action of an ekhinatsea. Apparently, the truth, as always, settled down in the middle.

The first pharmaceutical scientific research promoting establishment of “golden mean“ in this question was carried out by the Sandoz company in 1950 and determination of physiological activity of preparations from an ekhinatsea set as the purpose. At emergence of the first results they were published in Germany. Researches showed that roots possess average antibiotic activity concerning some types of a streptococcus and staphylococcus.

The Italian researchers in 70 - x found out years that effective healing of wounds is caused by the substance emitted from an ekhinatsea and called by ekhinatsin In . It represented the mucopolysaccharide which is slowly increasing the content of hyaluronic acid which biological value consists mainly in “cementation“ or “pasting“ of connecting fabric of a human body. Hyaluronic acid “forces“ connecting fabric to synthesize the cages called by fibroblasta and capable to synthesize fibrous structures of connecting fabric. It quite explains empirically found several centuries (or the millennia) ago in boundless open spaces of the American prairies wound healing effect of “snake roots“.

The experiments made in 1978 in Germany on cages of mice showed that 50 - 80% of cages gain resistance to flu viruses, mycoses (in particular, to fungal emergence depriving) and to the viruses causing stomatitises.

The most important was detection of the immunostimulating properties of the highly active polisakharidny molecules which are contained in plants of two botanical types - ekhinatse purple and narrow-leaved.

The mechanism of increase of immunity under the influence of a preparation, apparently, consists in the following. Connection of karbogidratny receptors on a cellular surface of T - lymphocytes is followed by their transformation. Absorption of the alien cages causing a disease, the bacteria which got into a human body, “cages - murderers is activated fagotsitoz, that is“. “the cages guarding our health - murderers“ in addition to it find and destroy “werewolves“ in our organism - virusoinfitsirovanny cages. As anti-virus activity - rather rare property even at modern preparations, ekhinatseya quite deserves special attention.

Perhaps, anti-virus activity is caused by release of a fibroblastama and T - the interferon lymphocytes as if closing cellular surfaces and stimulating synthesis of intercellular proteins which in turn block transcriptions of virus RNA and rather effectively stop distribution of a viral infection.

For this reason it is especially important to use ekhinatsea preparations at the beginning of emergence of the flu epidemics dated for the veseena - to the autumn period, or even hepatitis.

Anti-inflammatory qualities of an ekhinatsea are effective at many other diseases and are applied in dermatology, gynecology, urology, to treatment of inflammatory diseases of internals. Including liver.

And efficiency of a preparation is contrary to widespread desire to take medicine in style “the more the better“. Similar ekhinatseya allows nothing - excess of a dose leads not to strengthening, and to weakening of effect. In other words, the opposite everyday principle works - “know when to stop“, or “good - little by little“!

All knows six types of the ekhinatsea representing Astrov` family, or slozhnotsvetny - and all of them grow in North America: ekhinatseya pale, purple, krovavo - red, paradoxical, it is dark - red and narrow-leaved.

In Europe as decorative it was cultivated only purple ekhinatseya which, it is similar to narrow-leaved, it is used nowadays for mass production of the phytopreparations stimulating immune system.

And it is possible to appoint preparations also the adult (except for pregnant women as information on possible teratogenny influence of preparations on a fruit was published), and to children with the weakened immunity and also when in connection with the general aging of an organism function of immune system is lowered.

Application of preparations of an ekhinatsea at the low level of leukocytes in blood is expedient. But, at the same time, at some diseases of blood, perhaps, purpose of similar preparations is undesirable.

Summing up the result of small digression to history of application of a purple “flower of prairies“, “we will finally decipher“ the immunostimulating ekhinatsea force. Let`s spread out it on three the main a component - antibacterial, fungicide (antifungal) and anti-virus properties.

So, preparations of an ekhinatsea oppress viruses of flu, herpes, colibacillus, staphylococcus and streptococci; ekhinatseya it can be applied to treatment of mass of various diseases.

It is important that ekhinatseya quite is suitable for prevention of catarrhal diseases, especially during transition periods (from summer by winter) when “change-over“ of an organism increases probability of infection and developing of cold.

Ekhinatsea extracts, perhaps, are effective also for reduction of consequences of radiation that it is especially actual in connection with the Chernobyl accident which shook many regions which consequences will be felt for a long time...

Implementation of the large-scale program planned by physicians and biologists of the CIS countries for rational application of all available vegetable means in connection with the sharp falling of immunity which is observed in recent years and the general deterioration in a state of health of the population in general becomes an important issue. We will not analyze now the reasons which led to such state of affairs. It is a separate subject for special conversation. But we will state hope that numerous vegetable means - including preparations on the basis of an ekhinatsea - will help with the solution of so serious problems.

The purple “flower of prairies“, without doubts, comes to us seriously and for a long time.