Echinacea stimulates certain white blood cells and has antiviral, antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
It is also known to prevent the release of inflammatory chemicals called basophils and eosinophils from mast cells and white blood cells.
eosinophils in the blood, just a few percent of all the white blood cells.
Normally there are very few eosinophils in the blood, just a few percent of all the white blood cells.
The most widely used in the UK (G-CSF) boosts white blood cells called granulocytes.