INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Echinacea

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, Eastern purple, Eastern purple coneflower, Purple coneflower

Echinacea is a flowering plant in the daisy family.  Its leaves and flowers have long been used in Native American culture.  In the 1800s, it became a popular health tonic in North America.

Echinacea is most commonly used in health supplements today to help support a healthy immune response and to support lymphatic and respiratory health.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for echinacea, the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library entry for echinacea, the Examine.com entry for echinacea, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for echinacea for more information.