echinacea (Echinacea purpurea)

wild echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) flowers leaves meadow healthy natural medicinal herbs

« Echinacea is a blood purifier and digestive stimulant for those regaining their health »

Common name(s): echinacea, coneflower, black Samson, Samspson root, pale purple cornflower, comb flower, hedgehog


Family: Asteraceae 


Origin: North America


Parts used: leaves, roots


Constituents: glycosides, volatile oil, mucopolysaccharides, echinolone, betaine, tannins, resins, enzymes, fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin C, minerals


Therapeutic actions: alterative, antiseptic, stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, lymphatic, antimicobial (antibacterial & antiviral), anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic


Organs or systems affected: blood, immune system, lymphatic system


Main medicinal uses:

  • purifies blood
  • reduces infection
  • stimulates digestion
  • stimulates immune system
  • increases white blood cells

Counterindications: Those suffering from leukemia should not take this herb


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