Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) also known as purple coneflower, vernacular, yellow coneflower, and bush's purple coneflower is a herb native to North America. Because of its multiple health benefits echinacea is a very popular herb for home remedies. Echinacea contains flavonoids which produce its antioxidant effect and the caffeic acid, alkamids and polysaccharides provide support on the immune system.
Echinacea Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits
Echinacea has multiple healing properties including anti-fungal, antibiotic, antibacterial, anti-cancer, antioxidant, immune system booster, anti-ageing, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-microbial, adaptogenic, anti-allergenic, chemotherapy side effects protector, and radiation side effects protector.
Echinacea is used for sexually transmitted disease, syphilis, common cold, influenza, osteomyelitis, rheumatic pain, post-nasal drip, celiac disease, genital wart, gonorrhea, mastitis, mononucleosis, rubeola, lyme disease, human papillomavirus infection, gangrene, shingles, anal fistula, sore throat, liver cancer, and stomach cancer.
Echinacea is also used for chickenpox, immunodeficiency disorders, skin abscess, fever, multiple sclerosis (MS), folliculitis, brain tumor, mesothelioma, kidney cancer, staph infection, bronchitis, pancreatic cancer, urinary tract infection (UTI), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), vaginal discharge, gastric cancer, dry cough, hepatitis b, chilblain, plantar warts, acne, allergies, and anxiety.
Echinacea Nutritional Information
Active ingredients of Echinacea (per 100 g)**
Caftaric acid: 17 mg
Chlorogenic acid: 155 mg
Cichoric acid: 71 mg
Cynarin: 9 mg
Echinacoside: 130 mg
Alkamide 8/9: 230 mg
Quercetin and kaempferol: 480 mg
Isomeric dodeca-2E,4E,8Z,10E/Z-tetraenoic acid isobutylamides: 30 mg
Borneol, bornyl acetate, pentadeca-8-en-2-one and palmitic acid: 320 mg