An optimised blend of purpurea root and angustifolia root.
Echinacea was first used by Native American Indians centuries ago as a treatment for various conditions, including snakebite, colic, infection and wounds. The herb was introduced into standard medical practice in the US during the 1800s as a popular anti-infective medication; produced by pharmaceutical companies and prescribed by doctors until the 1940s. Echinacea's popularity has returned following the discovery of antibiotic resistance and other limitations of antibiotic therapy. the growing interest in self-care and the numerous clinical trials confirming its effectiveness.
Different types of Echinacea have demonstrated immuno-modulating, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral and antioxidant activity, with clinical studies supporting its use in upper respiratory tract infections (e.g. bacterial sinusitis, common cold, influenza and streptococcal throat), and topically to enhance wound healing. Echinacea is also used to treat urinary tract infections, herpes virus, candidiasis, allergies, acne and abscesses, as well as an adjunctive therapy for cancer.
Echinacea is considered safe to use during pregnancy, however its safety during lactation is currently unknown.