Echinacea is an herb native to North America that is widely used as a traditional herbal remedy to fight infections. Echinacea seems to activate chemicals in the body that decrease inflammation.

Laboratory research suggests that Echinacea can stimulate an animal’s immune system. Echinacea also seems to contain some chemicals that can attack yeast and other kinds of fungi directly.

The general health of animals can be improved by Echinacea. It accomplishes this by causing the production of additional T-cells (important members of the immune system). White blood cells are also boosted, which aids in combating any invading viruses or bacteria.