Re: Question about echinacea and autoimmune diseade
I'm not an expert, but I think that when you have an autoimmune disease, for some reason, your body mistakenly attacks itself. In MS, for example, your immune system attacks the protective substance in nerve fibres. In psoriasis, the skin cells replace themselves much faster than normal. Any herb which stimulates the immune system to promote healing (in those who do not have an autoimmune disorder) must be avoided. Echinacea is often mentioned as a herb that stimulates the immune system. Herbs work with the natural processes of the body, whereas drugs suppress the symptoms.