Echinacea Root, Herb and Powder Profile
Also known as
Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea pallida, Echinacea angustifolia, Coneflower, Snakeroot, Purple Coneflower, and Blacksamson.
With no surprise the most popular American medicinal plant of
all time is our revered Echinacea! Hundreds of millions of dollars worth
of echinacea products are sold in the United States and Germany every
year. While the exact chemical compounds responsible for the plant's
healing efficacies are unclear, its therapeutic value is well known.
The complex sugars of the herb are its immune stimulants. Polysaccharides and Echinaceoside.
The root, leaves, stems and flowers, of Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, or Echinacea pallida.
The above-ground parts of the plant are used to make fresh
juice, infusions (warm-water teas), and tinctures. The roots are used in
either cut or powdered form for capsules, fluid extracts, teas, and
Echinacea is herbal medicine's first choice of treatment for
colds. Stimulating the immune system, the herbs can also be used to
treat chronic yeast infections in women and to prevent urinary tract
infections in both sexes. Administered in times of need, this helpful
ally can assist the body's immune system in treating a wide range of
disorders. There has been some doubt over the ability of the body to
absorb the medicinally active ingredients orally (intravenous injections
being considered the only effective way to administer the plant), but
recent research has demonstrated significant absorption from orally
administered applications. The roots and the whole plant are considered
particularly beneficial in the treatment of sores, wounds, burns etc,
possessing cortisone-like and antibacterial activity. The plant was used
by North American Indians as a universal application to treat the bites
and stings of all types of insects. To date the Echinacea angustfolia
is presumed to be more effective than the purpurea or pallida.
Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 02 February, 2012.