As for which species to select, studies have shown that different chemical components are more concentrated in the different species, but no species is clearly superior. For instance, E. angustifolia and E. purpurea both contain higher concentrations of alkylamides than the pallida species. Some studies show E. angustifolia produces the most immune-boosting activity, while others have demonstrated E. purpurea enhances phagocytosis more. According to Rudy Bauer, all three types can be effective at fighting colds and flus. To cover your bases, you may want to buy a brand-that combines the different varieties.
There is no consensus on which preparation is the best, but some experts consider the fresh-pressed juice the most effective because of its range of active compounds. However, fresh-pressed juice has virtually no shelf life and so most manufacturers don’t produce it. If you’re really industrious, and have access to fresh echinacea, you can make your own. if not, alcohol-based liquid extracts are your best choice. “The alcohol in the mixture renders the medicinal components highly soluble,” says Debra Reuben, chemical herbalist and owner of Dancing Willow Herbs, a manufacturer in Durango, Colorado.
ECHINACEA UPC CODE 0 646420 2195 3 NPN # 80010071 NATURAL HEALTH PRODUCTS DIRECTORATE (NHPD) CLAIMS: INDICATED BENEFITS Provides enhanced nutritional support for healthy immune system functioning Antibiotic and anti-fungal activity
Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench Plant Symbol = ECPU Contributed by: USDA NRCS East Texas Plant Materials Center Modern medicine has also seen potential benefits associate with this plant species. Studies have shown eastern purple coneflower to be an immune system
Objective: To assess the potential benefits of echinacea as a treat-ment of common cold. Design: Randomized, controlled trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov registration number: NCT00065715) Echinacea for Treating the Common Cold Original Research
Echinacea tennesseensis Echinacea tennesseensis (Asteraceae):(Asteraceae): VOLUME 3 • NUMBER 1 55 SPRING 2002 continue to ascertain any positive benefits of products from E. tennesseensis. HCF Meyer, a self-taught physician, marketed
Echinacea purpurea Aerial Parts Contain Multiple Antiviral Compounds Selvarani Vimalanathan , Thus, part of the alleged benefits of Echinacea purpurea extracts can be attributed to the presence of anti-influenza and anti-HSV compounds, and some of
Huntington College of Health Sciences • 800-290-4226 • www.hchs.edu 3 Echinacea & Goldenseal together Besides the fact that both Echinacea and
ECHINACEA GOLDENSEAL ECHINACEA GOLDENSEAL: Echinacea and Goldenseal have emerged as two of the most influential herbs in the plant kingdom. Current research indicates that
(continued) echinacoside), cynarin, alkylamides (e.g., echinacein), polyacetylenes, and others. SCIENTIFIC DATA In Vitro: Echinacea extracts enhance white cell motility, phagocytosis, cytokine release, cellular
4 Clinical Studies with Echinacea • According to Bascom (2002), there have been more than 350 studies related to the efficacy and safety of different species of Echinacea.
Title: EASTERN PURPLE CONEFLOWER Author: R. Alan Shadow, East Texas Plant Materials Center, Nacogdoches, Texas Subject: Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench