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E Vitamin (Tocopherol)
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, responsible for protecting the body from pollutants, chemicals, and rancid fats that create the free radicals which in turn contribute to cancer and break down other nutrients in the body. Vitamin E is an effective chain-breaking, lipid-soluble antioxidant in biological membranes, and aids in membrane stability. It encourages normal growth and development, oxygenates tissues, reduces need for oxygen intake, reproductive organs, heart, protects cell membrane and is an anti-blood clotting agent. Vitamin E prevents cell damage by inhibiting the oxidation of lipids (fats) and the formation of free radicals. Vitamin E is used to increase in stamina and endurance, reduce the risk of first fatal heart attack in men and is also used topically to great effect for skin treatments - in helping the skin look younger, promoting healing and cutting down the risk of scar tissue forming. Vitamin E can enhance sperm production in some men.

Echinacea
Echinacea is considered a powerful immune booster, and as such is used widely today to combat colds and flu. Native Americans used the herb to treat a wide variety of conditions, from bites and wounds to measles and gangrene. Echinacea is most widely used to boost the immune system and its ability to fight off infection and illness. Specifically, the herb is able to increase the potency and activity of white blood cells which fight "invaders", and ramp up secretion of an important secretion called interleukin. Echinacea is also effective in fighting viruses, bacteria and fungi. In numerous studies echinacea was shown to lessen the severity and duration of colds and influenza. Some other applications include treating wounds and skin conditions, and it has shown some promise in treating some cancer symptoms.


Elder Berry
Elderberry leaves were traditionally used for pain relief and applied to wounds to promote healing. Other traditional uses include treatment of infections, skin conditions, and coughing. The active contituents in Elderberry include flavonoids, such as Quercetin, which are believed to be responsible for Elderberry's therapeutic effects. Elderberry, taken several times daily, appears to help flu patients to recover more rapidly. It may also be an effective anti-inflammatory that is aid in the treatment of herpes simplex (cold sores) and influenza.

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus is native to Australia, but today can be found growing in subtropical regions worldwide. Eucalyptus is sold as both a supplement and is an ingredient in over-the-counter products. Eucalyptus supplements have been promoted for cough/bronchitis and rheumatism. Eucalyptus as an ingredient in over-the-counter drugs is used for temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and for temporary relief of nasal congestion and coughs associated with a cold.

Evening Primrose Oil
Primrose's benefits lie in its gamma linolenic acid (GLA) content, an essential fatty acid important for body health. The uses for primrose oil include treating the symptoms of PMS, alleviating various skin disorders and easing blood pressure. As it is an anti-inflammatory, it has been used to treat arthritis. There is also some evidence of a link between primrose oil GLA and weight loss. The GLA in primrose, the main therapeutic ingredient, is what is known as an Omega-6 fatty acid. Along with Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6s are what's known as essential fatty acids, something your body needs and can only get through your diet.

Eyebright Herb and Tea
In its oral form eyebright has been used to treat respiratory conditions including bronchitis, allergies, colds, and sinusitis. Eyebright contains astringent compounds known as tannins that may help to tighten the top layers of mucous membranes reducing mucus secretion, which in turn relieves irritation and improves tissue firmness. Consequently, many believe that eyebright can help relieve the numerous symptoms associated with allergies. Eyebright also contains many chemicals, including caffeic acid, which may have antibacterial effects. Eyebright has also been used as an eye wash for treating a number of different eye conditions. The chemical substance, tannins, that is produced by eyebright has been used to reduce eye inflammation as well as to create a protective covering over the surface of the eye.