Echinacea is a flowering plant that is native to the United States and Canada, it includes nine different species — three of which have been used medicinally: Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, and Echinacea pallida. Of these, E. purpurea seems to be the most effective. Echinacea has been used for virus infections such as the common cold and flu since the 1990s.
Echinacea is used to enhance the immune system by acting on white blood cells.Echinacea contains active components such as echinoside, polyphenols and chicroic acid. The three main components of echinoside include alkyl and polyalkyne, caffeic acid derivatives and polysaccharides, which can combine together to enhance the reproduction and vitality of white blood cells (lymphocytes and macrophages).
Echinacea also boosts the growth of interferon, an important part of the body's fight against viral infections.Some double-blind trials have confirmed echinacea's medical effectiveness in treating colds and influenza.Investigations in Germany have shown that the use of an injection or oral preparation of the plant in combination with an ointment (riconazole potassium nitrate) can reduce the recurrence of vaginal yeast infection compared with women who used the ointment alone.
“A 25-50 percent reduced risk of catching a cold by using echinacea ”a most recent research claims. Echinacea is typically used as a preventive product, A gemany Researchers Dr. Cooperman advises taking about 900 milligrams per day of echinacea extract divided into two or three doses , and That’s how it’s most effective, says Dr. Cooperman.
Product Name: Echinacea Purpurea Extract
Botanical Soruce:Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, and Echinacea pallida
Speicification: 4%-8% Polyphenols ; 2%-4% Cichoric acid