Originally posted by rubycube: |
I often take garlic and vit C- together they can be awesome for your immune system. I have honestly never noted any boost with Echinacea.
I have never used cayenne- and probably couldn't try it for awhile, but I am interested to hrear what you have heard on the subject.
I keep hearing how Echinacea is supposed to be so great to prevent or speed healing of a cold or flu. They put it in *everything* these days! Even lip balm for crying out loud! LOL I bought some once and couldn't understand why I was breaking out around my mouth. I read the (microscopically printed) ingredients on a hunch and sure enough, there it was! Lip balm!!?? Geesh! Anyway, I assume it's good for colds and flus because it helps to boost the immune system.
As for Cayenne, the GNC website (which is a very good one for herbs, supplements and alternative treatment info) says it can act to calm nerve pain when applied topically. So it's possible it might help any itching, tingling, etc. associated with an OB, but I don't know if it might also aggravate it too (it is a hot pepper, after all!). I really don't know.