Echinacea purpurea

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Echinacea purpureabelongs to Compositae/Asteraceae, family.
The English Names for this herb are Black sampson, Cock up hat, Comb flower, Indian head, Kansas snakeroot, Missouri snakeroot, Purple coneflower, Red sunflower.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Echinacea purpurea are Alterative, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-septic, Astringent, Carminative, Depurative, Diaphoretic, Digestive Tonic, Immunostimulant, Sialagogue, Stimulant, Vulnerary.


  • Immunostimulant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Echinacea purpurea are Sore Throat, Wounds, Influenza, Burns, Inflammations, Gingivitis, Immune function, Urinary Tract Infection, Canker sores, Recurrent Ear Infection, Yeast infection.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Echinacea purpurea.


    No Temperament information is available for Echinacea purpurea.

    Available Brands

    No Brand information is available for Echinacea purpurea.

    Compound Preparations

    No Compound Preparation information is available for Echinacea purpurea.


    Extract3.000ml/day - 4.000ml/dayThrice a day.
    Herb (Powder)900.000mgN/A

    Herb's Description

    Echinacea purpurea. Clump forming herbaceous perennial that dies to the ground in winter and sprouts back in spring. Established clumps can be up to 3 ft (0.6 m) in diameter and just as tall. The dark green leaves are coarse and sandpapery, usually lance shaped, and 3-8 in (7.6-20.3 cm) long. It blooms in summer.
    Echinacea purpurea's Flower. Purple coneflower is a showy. The daisylike flower heads, up to 3 in (7.5 cm) across, are very attractive with rose purple rays and large, cone-shaped purple brown centers. Several cultivars are available to the gardener, including some with white ray flowers.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It is native of North America . , from Ohio to Iowa and south to Louisiana and Georgia, where it was a part of the original prairie community.


    No information regarding Echinacea purpurea's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Echinacea purpurea's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Echinacea purpurea's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    It is essentially nontoxic when taken orally. The most common adverse reactionin adults is allergic reactions in peoplesensitive to plants belonging to the daisy family. Other side effects include possibleactivation of autoimmune disorders such asmultiple sclerosis and collagen disease. Prolonged use of the agent (more than 8 weeks) is not recommended and may causeimmune suppression or liver problems.


    Echinacea purpurea:
    No observed toxicity. Side effects are rare. Persons with kidney disorders should restrict usage to 10 days of intake due to possible imbalance in excreted minerals. After 4 weeks of oral administration in doses amounting to many times the human therapeutic dose laboratory tests and necropsy findings gave no evidence of any toxic effects in rats. Tests for mutagenicity carried out in microorganisms and mammalian cells in vitro and in mice all gave negative results. In an in vitro carcinogenicity study Echinacea purpurea did not produce malignant transformation in hamster embryo cells.