of the plant used:-
stems and flowers
anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic
qualities. antibacterial, immunostimulant,
oil, glycoside, polysaccharide, polyacetylenes,
isobutylalklamines, resin, betain, inulin,
Not to be taken if you have HIV, lupus, tuberculosis
or multiple sclerosis.
Echinacea Echinacea angustifolia
Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed.
If you have an autoimmune disease such as
rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or a chronic
infection such as HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis,
you should not use echinacea.
Black Sampson, Echinacea, Purple
Coneflower, Red Sunflower, Sacred Plant, Sampson
The Echinacea plant is native to North America,
grows to about 2 metres high, and features
a purple flower blooming in Spring. It is
usually found in the central plains of the
USA, where it grows on roadside verges and
Originally named Snake Root for its restorative
effects on snake bite victims, Echinacea was
used by the Native Americans as a cure for
anything from toothaches and insect bites,
to smallpox and measles. European settlers
quickly started to use Echinacea to fend off
the diseases that periodically threatened
their settlements, before exporting it back
to consumers in Europe.
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