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Echinacea

Updated: Nov 24, 2019

Scientific Name

Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, And Echinacea Pallida


Family

Asteraceae


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Background

Also Called Black Samson, Sampson Root, Pale Purple Cornflower And Hedgehog

Echinacea Is A Perennial That Relates To The Sunflower That Are Indigenous To The Rocky Mountains. Depending On The Species It May Grow From 2-5 Feet With Stout Stems, Narrow Leaves And Variable Colored Flowerings.


Applicable Parts Used

Leave And Roots


Sentiment

To Make One Feel Strong And In Tune With Their Health


Effects


Organs & Systems Affected

Cardiovascular System (Blood)

Immune System

Lymphatic System


Flower Essence

Helps One To Maintain A Strong Sense Of Self, Especially In The Presence Of Stress And Disease


Mechanism Of Action

Alterative, Antiseptic, Stimulant, Tonic, Antibacterial, Antifunga, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiviral, Immunologic, Prebiotic And Diaphoretic


Nature

Sweet, Salty And Cooling


Plant Constituents

Glycosides, Volatile Oil, Mucopolysaccharides, Echinolone, Betaine, Tannins, Resins, Enzymes, Fatty Acids, Phytosterols, Vitamin C, Trace Minerals


Traditional Uses

Orally, Echinacea Is Used To Purify The Blood, Reduces Infection, Stimulate Digestion, Improve The Immune System, Increases Immune Cells. Additional Uses Are For The Common Cold, Other Upper Respiratory Infections, Ear Infection, Urinary Tract Infections (Utis), Yeast Infections, Tonsillitis, And Streptococcus Infections. Other Uses Include Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety, Arthritis, Migraines, And Improving Exercise Performance.

Topically, Echinacea Is Used For Gingivitis, Boils, Abscesses, Skin Wounds And Ulcers, Burns, Eczema, Psoriasis, Fungal Infections, Insect Bites, And Hemorrhoids.


Safety


Precaution & Adverse Reactions

In General There Are No Adverse Affects. Minor Reports Have Been That It Causes Stomach Upset And Mild Skin Irritation If Used In Large Amounts.


Interactions

Increases Caffeine Action And Interferes With Immunosuppressant Therapy


Pregnancy And Lactation

Possibly Safe When Used Orally In Short Terms


Dosing


Capsules: 1200 Mg, 3 Times Per Day


Herbal Infusion: 1 Or 2 Teaspoons Per Cup, Simmer 8 To 12 Minutes Covered, 1 To 6 Cups Per Day


Poultice: Apply 3 Or 4 Times Per Day


Tincture: 10 To 60 Drops, 1 To 6 Times Per Day, Start Low And Increase Slow


Our Favorite Pairings

Ginger, Elderberry, Peppermint, Astragalus, Burdock, Valerian



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References

Https://Naturalmedicines-Therapeuticresearch-Com.Ezproxy.Fau.Edu/Databases/Food,-Herbs-Supplements/Professional.Aspx?Productid=981

Pursell, Jj. The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs And How To Use Them. Timber Press. Kindle Edition.

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