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ECHINACEA

ECHINACEA (PURPUREA) 

An Immune Support Booster  

This member of the Compositae (daisy) family, sometimes referred to as Purple Coneflower, was popularized by European research commencing in 1939 conducted primarily on the fresh-pressed aerial portions of the flowering plant. Echinacea purpurea is scarce in the wild but is considered native to Arkansas and Missouri and traveled eastward after 1968. It is drought and disease tolerant and therefore very easy to cultivate. All Echinacea purpurea currently used in commercial preparations is cultivated. 

WHAT IS ECHINACEA PURPUREA USED FOR? 

Echinacea is a powerful extract that can help with lung support and bronchial infections. It’s typically known to shorten the duration of the common cold and flu, as well as reduce symptoms like sore throat, cough, and fever.  

used long term for supporting the immune system. The roots harvested in the fall contain large amounts of Alkylamides and support a healthy inflammatory response in the sinuses and are best used at onset, not for long-term use.