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Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea) is part of a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family, commonly known as the daisy or sunflower family. There are several species, but Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, and Echinacea pallida are the most used for medicinal purposes. Native to North America, Echinacea plants are known for their distinctive purple or pink flowers with raised centers and spiky petals.

Native Americans have used this herb for hundreds of years for its immune-enhancing properties and to treat a variety of ailments. Early settlers soon adopted the plant as a home remedy for the common cold and the flu. It became a staple herb in the United States soon after.

Echinacea herb bottle and benefits in bulletpoints

Echinacea has many important constituents that provide a range of health benefits. Some of the most notable are alkyl amides, caffeic acid derivatives (cinchonic acid), polysaccharides, polyacetylenes, and flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol.

Echinacea has been shown in scientific studies to:

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The human body is like a finely tuned Swiss watch, with each gear (organ system) affecting all the others. For more information or to get tested, contact a Wellness Way clinic. We’ll help you understand how your body is currently functioning and the best ways to support it!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.


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