Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea L.Moench

Equinácea
Part used

Roots and Flowers.

Indication

Its use as an adjunct in the treatment and prevention of the common cold is recommended.

Properties

Echinacea preparations act on the immune system producing various stimulatory effects on our defenses.

In addition, its extract exhibits potent activity against viruses with membranes. All this supports the use of echinacea preparations to reduce the symptoms of colds and flus, and possibly other respiratory conditions, thus inhibiting virus growth and the secretion of pro-inflammatory substances.