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Alternative Names

American Cone Flower, Black Susans, Black Sampson, Brauneria Pallida, Brauneria Angustifolia, Coneflower, Comb Flower, Échinacée, Echinaceawurzel, Échinacée Pallida, Échinacée Angustifolia, Échinacée Purpurea, Échinacée Pourpre, Equinácea, Fleur à Hérisson, Hedgehog, Indian Head, Igelkopfwurzel, Kansas Snakeroot, Narrow-leaved Purple Cone Flower, Purple Cone Flower, Pale Coneflower, Purpursonnenhutwurzel, Purpursonnenhutkraut, Red Sunflower, Racine d'echininacea, Roter Sonnenhut, Rock-Up-Hat, Rudbeckie Pourpre, Scurvy Root, Schmallblaettriger Sonnenhut, Snakeroot, Schmallblaettrige Kegelblumenwurzel, Sonnenhutwurzel

Scientific Name

Echinacea Purpurea

Why Do People Use Echinacea Purpurea?

Orally - Echinacea purpurea preparations, like Echinacea powder, could be utilized for various oral purpose some of them are for the treatment of upper respiratory infections, common cold, genital herpes HSV Type 1&2, for candidiasis (Vaginal). Echinacea powder may also be effective for the treatment of septicemia, tonsillitis, HIV/AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), allergic rhinitis, pyorrhea, syphilis, streptococcus infections, malaria, typhoid, nasopharyngeal catarrh, diphtheria and also for migraine issues, for treating rattlesnake bites, rheumatism, swine flu and for dizziness also. Topically - Echinacea powder is used topically for abscesses disorders, boils, ulcers, skin wounds, eczema, burns, protection against UV radiation skin damage, psoriasis, bee stings, herpes simplex and also for hemorrhoids. Intravenously - Echinacea is also beneficial intravenously for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and recurrent vaginal candidiasis. Intravenously and intramuscularly - Echinacea may effective for improving survival in patients with advanced stage colorectal cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Echinacea purpurea is considered possibly safe for short term, appropriate and oral consumption. Many combinations of echinacea have been considered safe when utilized up to 12 weeks. However, nothing can be said with certainty regarding the safety of long term consumption of echinacea. Possibly Safe for Children - Echinacea purpurea is considered safe for infant and young children when utilized orally. Many clinical experiments have shown that extract of echinacea purpurea juice is well tolerated for 10 days in children up to 2 to 11 years of age. Due to allergic reactions of echinacea about 7% of children may develop rash. Some cases have been reported where children taking echinacea powder developed lethal allergic reactions. Likely Safe for Pregnancy - In pregnancy echinacea powder is considered safe when utilized for short period and orally. Some clinical experiments have suggested that 5 to 7 days usage of echinacea is likely safe in pregnancy’s 1st trimester and is not responsible for causing any side effects to the fetus. Since pregnancy is a sensitive condition, pregnant ladies should be advised to stop using Echinacea purpurea as a precautionary measure. Lactation - No information available; avoid using.

How Effective Is Echinacea Purpurea?

Likely Effective in Common Cold - Some meta-analysis and clinical studies have demonstrated that oral intake of echinacea items could lessen the span and severity of cold symptoms likely by 10%-30%, nonetheless, this level of symptom reduction may not be clinically effective for few patients. Other clinical studies have demonstrated no advantage of echinacea products for lessening cold symptoms in youngsters or adults, nonetheless, a number of these studies were not intended to recognize the modest advantages found in different studies. Echinacea studies have utilized various species of echinacea and a huge variety of preparation methods. Likely Effective for Vaginal Candidiasis - Oral intake of echinacea preparations made of Madaus and Echinacin with combination of a topical antifungal cream seems to be effective for inhibiting recurrent vaginal yeast infection. Echinacea purpurea juice with combination of topical econazole decreases the rate of infection recurrence to 16.7% as compared to 60.5% with econazole only. Likely Ineffective for Herpes simplex virus (HSV) - Oral intake of Echinacea purpurea extract in a dose of 800 mg two times every day for consecutively six months does not appears to lessen or prevent duration or frequency of recurrent genital herpes in effected individuals with herpes simplex virus (HSV) type I or II. There is insufficient reliable information to rate the effectiveness of echinacea powder for following conditions: • Influenza • Leukemia

How Echinacea Purpurea Works?

The most effective parts of Echinacea purpurea are its aerial parts and roots. The chemical ingredients and structure of different species of echinacea are somewhat similar with only minimal differences. Although these species are regularly utilized interchangeably, there is almost no study comparing their effectiveness. Antifungal properties is another characteristic of echinacea that’s why people usually use it for infection of yeast (vaginal candidiasis). Mixture of Polyacetylenic compounds in echinacea, which include ketoalkynes and ketoalkenes, appears to have antifungal effects including effects against Candida yeast. To cure wounds, the echinacoside constituent of echinacea powder seems to save type III collagen from the harm done by free radicals. It may also have effects against bacterial hyaluronidase. Recent studies on animals have suggested that Echinacea purpurea concentrates can speed healing of wounds, reduce inflammation and increase epithelialization. Initial studies also propose that the caffeoyl constituents of Echinacea purpurea may be effective for the treatment or inhibition skin damage done by UV radiation. This is perhaps due to the ability of echinacea to save type III collagen from free radical damage.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Echinacea Purpurea?

Oral consumption of echinacea powder is generally safe for most of the people. Gastrointestinal side effects like abdominal pain, nausea, constipation complaints, vomiting and diarrhea, fever, heartburn, dry mouth issues, unpleasant taste, tingling sensation, allergic reactions, sore throat, mouth ulcers, numbness of the tongue, dizziness, headache, disorientation, insomnia are the most commonly reported side effects. Intake of a mixture of alcohol contained products and echinacea may cause burning sensation. Findings of myalgia and arthralgia have also been related with echinacea. Other side effects include erythema nodosum, urticaria, watery eyes, runny nose, bronchospasm, dyspnea, facial, intense asthma and hypersensitivity issues.

How Echinacea Purpurea Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

No data available.

How Echinacea Purpurea Interacts With Drugs?

Echinacea powder may interacts with following drugs: • Caffeine • Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates • Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates • Immunosuppressants • Midazolam (Versed)

How Echinacea Purpurea Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between Echinacea powder and different lab tests.

How Echinacea Purpurea Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction between Echinacea and various lab tests.

How Echinacea Purpurea Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Echinacea purpurea may interact with following conditions or diseases: • Atopy • Autoimmune Diseases

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Echinacea Purpurea?

ORAL • For upper respiratory diseases treatment, including flu and common cold, a variety dosages have been utilized based on the combination. A tablet containing 6.78 mg of Echinacea purpurea extract of based on 5% root and 95% herb (Bioforce AG, Echinaforce) is taken as two tablets given thrice every day. • Root tincture, 900 mg daily. • Herbal tea 5-6 cups. • Echinacea liquid, 20 drops every 2 hours. TOPICAL There is no topical dosage of Echinacea. There is no intravenous dosage of Echinacea.


Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea pallida are three species of Echinacea of medical interest.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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