Scientific Name: Echinacea angustifolia/Echinacea pallida/Echinacea purpurea Echinacea angustifolia/Echinacea pallida/Echinacea purpurea

Echinacea Information

One of the most popular herbs in America today is the Native American medicinal plant known as echinacea. Echinacea is primarily used to reduce the symptoms and duration of the common cold and flu and to alleviate the symptoms associated with them, such as sore throat (pharyngitis), cough, and fever. Many herbalists also recommend echinacea to help boost the activity of the immune system and to help the body fight infections. Echinacea is known to contains active substances that enhance the activity of the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and have hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects. For this reason, professional herbalists also recommend echinacea to treat urinary tract infections, vaginal yeast (candida) infections, ear infections (also known as otitits media), athlete's foot, sinusitis, hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis), as well as slow-healing wounds.

Echinacea Benefits

  • Echinacea (when taken at the first sign of a cold for 8 to 10 days) reduces cold symptoms or shortens their duration
  • Enhances the activity of the immune system
  • Relieve pain and helps reduce inflammation
  • Has hormonal, antiviral, and antioxidant effects

Echinacea Nutrient Content

Many chemicals contained in echinacea play a role in its therapeutic effects. These include polysaccharides, glycoproteins, alkamides, volatile oils, and flavonoids. The chemicals contained in the root differ considerably from the upper part of the plant. For example, the roots have high concentrations of volatile oils (odorous compounds) while the above-ground parts of the plant tend to contain more polysaccharides (substances known to trigger the activity of the immune system). The beneficial effects of echinacea appear to be due to the combination of these active substances. In Germany (where herbs are regulated by the government), the above-ground parts of Echinacea are approved to treat colds, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and slow-healing wounds. The root of the plant is also approved for the treatment of flu-like infections.

Echinacea Notes

Safe when used appropriately (as instructed by the product label) and with the guidance of a healthcare professional. In Germany, use of echinacea is restricted to no longer than eight weeks at a time. This is because after eight consecutive weeks, echinacea losses its effectiveness and may even diminish immune function. Regular users of this herb, need "break" periods namely, periods of time that they are not taking echinacea in order for it to maintain its ability to enhance immune function and fight infection. Despite concerns that echinacea may be unsafe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, new evidence suggests that the use of echinacea during pregnancy does not increase the risk of birth defects or other pregnancy-related health problems. Available as a formulation with Goldenseal Root - helps to strengthen the immune system.

Echinacea Products

  Brand & Product Name  Description  Retail 
 More Info  Buy Now 
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea w/Vitamin C 
 100 caps  $9.99   $5.95   More info Discontinued
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea Root / Angustifolia 
 100 caps, 455 mg  $23.99   $14.95   More info 
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea / Purpurea Root 
 100 caps, 424 mg  $14.59   $8.95   More info Discontinued
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea 
 100 caps, 400 mg  $10.39   $5.95   More info 
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea Super Power 
 60 caps  $14.99   $10.95   More info 
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea Power 
 60 caps, 505 mg  $18.99   $11.95   More info 
  Nature's Herbs : Echinacea 
 250 caps, 404 mg  $21.99   $12.95   More info Discontinued
  Natures Way : Echinacea Root Complex (Certified Organic) 
 180 caps, 500 mg  $20.99   $12.95   More info 
  Natures Way : Echinacea Herb (Certified Organic) 
 100 caps, 380 mg  $10.49   $5.95   More info 
  Natures Way : Echinacea Herb (Certified Organic) 
 180 caps  $15.49   $8.95   More info 
  Natures Way : Echinaguard 
 1 fluid  $8.49   $5.95   More info 
  Natures Way : Echinacea Root Complex (Certified Organic) 
 100 caps  $14.49   $8.95   More info 
  Natures Way : Echinacea Angustifolia Standardized Extract 
 60 caps  $21.99   $12.95   More info 
  Natrol : Echinacea 
 90 caps, 410 mg  $4.99   $3.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea 
 1 oz  $11.99   $6.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea 
 2 oz  $21.99   $12.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea 
 4 oz  $39.99   $23.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea w/Orange Flavor (alcohol-free) 
 1 oz  $15.49   $8.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea w/Grape Flavor (alcohol-free) 
 1 oz  $11.99   $6.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea (alcohol-free) 
 4 oz  $37.99   $23.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea (alcohol-free) 
 1 oz  $12.99   $7.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea (alcohol-free) 
 2 oz  $20.99   $12.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Kids-E-Kid-Nacea (Achinacea) 
 4 oz  $14.49   $9.95   More info 
  Nature's Answer : Echinacea / Goldenseal (alcohol-free) 
 1 oz  $10.99   $6.95   More info 

Arthritis Formulas
Arthritis Remedies
Blood Pressure
Bone Formulas
Brain & Memory Formulas
Alfalfa Extract
Arthritis Herbs
Calcium & Magnesium
Calcium Complex
Chromium Picolinate
Sports Nutrition
Aminos, Body Building
Anabolic - Anti-Catabolic
Body Building Protein
Energizers - Sports
Fluid Replacement
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
Acetyl L-Carnitine
Aloe Vera
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Beta Carotene
Choline & Inositol
Folic Acid
Z Specialty
Balms & Ointments
Bath & Shower
Body Lotions
Body Powder

Home | Contact Us | Vitamins | Herbs | Supplements | Sports Nutrition | Minerals | Herbal Formulas | Privacy Policy | Shipping Costs

Information on this website is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. Information and statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Copyright © 2002 - 2007 - All rights Reserved

140 Mountain way drive, Suite # 1, Orem UT 84058, USA. Phone: 1-800-845-3841