Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Echinacea is indigenous to North America and has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries by Native Americans. The herb has also been widely used and cultivated in Europe since the end of the 19th century.

Many studies have been done on echinacea for relief from the common cold and other upper respiratory tract infections. Much less research has been done on its use for other health purposes.

Reported health benefits include boosting the immune system, curing upper respiratory issues, eliminate bacterial and viral infections, reducing inflammation, treating skin conditions, and speeding healing and recovery.

Part used:

Whole plant and/or root


Sweet, cooling, diffusive, drying


Immunomodulator, modulates inflammation, antimicrobial, circulatory stimulant, lymphatic, alterative, antipyretic, antioxidant, vulnerary.


  • Viral, bacterial and parasitic infections
  • Prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections (especially with swollen glands) including the common cold, influenza, sinus, throat and lung infections
  • Infected wounds, acne, boils, abscesses, dermatitis, psoriasis, septicaemia, mouth infections, herpes virus, warts, venomous bites
  • Vaginal candidiasis, urinary tract infections
  • Fevers
  • Adjuvant therapy to reduce chemotherapy and radiation-associated side effects

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Echinacea is used in our Immune Tea.