Also known as Purple Coneflower, Snake Root
$4.00 per Ounce
History: Echinacea is wild flower native the North America where it was used extensively as a medicinal herb by many Great Plains Indian tribes including Omaha-Ponca and Cheyenne . Native Americans traditionally used it as a herb for snake and insect bites and to soothe toothaches, burns and wounds. After Europeans came to America, Echinacea was noted among the group of organic herbs and spices also adopted into European traditional medicine.
ModernUses: Nonspecific irrigation therapy, prophylaxis and therapy for infectious diseases, common infections (virus, influenza), leukopenia after radiation therapy or cytostatic therapy, support of anti-infectious chemotherapy.
Active Ingredients: inulin, inuloid, caffeic acid derivatives (phenolic compounds), alkamides and polysaccharides, sucrose, vulose, betaine, two phytosterols and fatty acids, oleic, cerotic, linolic and palmatic
Actions: Anti-microbial, alterative, anti-catarrhal, tonic, antiseptic