- Stimulates the immune system.
- Supports a healthy upper respiratory system.
- May support the healing of surface wounds when used topically.
Derived from the roots and above ground parts of the plant also known as the Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea supports upper respiratory tract health and is considered to have immune stimulatory effects due to several of its constituents including certain polysaccharides and alkylamides. Echinacea also seems to generate indirect antiviral activity, possibly by stimulating interferon-like effects.
Polyacetylenic compounds in echinacea help it to scare away bad bugs, and when used topically, echinacea is also reported to support the healing of topical wounds. Echinacea is most commonly used in supplement form during times of cold weather and changes in climate to support a healthy immune system.
Echinacea is considered safe when taken orally and used appropriately, short-term for periods up to 12 weeks.
- Avoid this product if you are allergic to sunflowers, marigolds, chrysanthemums or daisy-like flowers. (Allergic response can include itchy watery eyes, runny nose, chest tightness, and anaphylaxis).