Echinacea

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Echinacea is a member of the Asteraceae family and commonly known as purple coneflower.

 

Native Americans were the first to use Echinacea over 400 years ago. Before the rise of antibiotics, it was used as a general cure for various infections and wounds, such as malaria, scarlet fever and syphilis.  Today products containing Echinacea for cold and flu relief have become part of mainstream prescribing. In fact, echinacea has become one of the most widely used herbal products and dietary supplements in Europe, North America, and Australia. Echinacea for kids is a very safe herbal medicine to help treat cold symptoms, providing there are no allergies to the plant.

 

The main active compounds of echinacea are phenolic compounds, alkylamides and polysaccharides. Many of Echinacea’s chemical constituents are powerful immune system stimulators and can provide a significant therapeutic action within the body.

 

It’s important to know that chemicals contained in the Echinacea root differ significantly from those in the upper part of the plant. The roots have high concentrations of volatile oils, while the parts that grow above the soil tend to contain more polysaccharides that are known to trigger immune function. Echinacea can be taken in the form of echinacea liquid extract, Echinacea tablets and echinacea pills/ capsules. Herbalists and Naturopaths would agree that when choosing an echinacea supplement, make sure the herb has been standardised to contain the active constituents (Alkylamides are used as the markers of quality and activity). The root of Echinacea is the preferred plant part, since it is highest in alkylamides.

 

 If choosing an echinacea tablet make sure the tablet is an extract of the herb, rather than just the powdered herb.

 

The preferred species of Echinacea are E. angustifolia and E. purpurea since they contain high levels of alkylamides (compared to E. pallida)

 

Echinacea must be extracted using an alcohol percentage sufficiently high to efficiently extract the alkylamides.  

 
 

Echinacea benefits include;

 
  • Immune System support and modulation
  • Anti- Bacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral action
  • Anti-inflammatory action
  • Upper respiratory support
  • Wound healing acceleration

 

 

Please be aware that if you have allergies to the daisy family, you're most likely to be allergic to Echinacea as well. Examples of daisy plants include marigold, ragweed and chrysanthemum.

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  1. Blackmores Echinacea Liquid 50ML
    Blackmores Echinacea Liquid 50ML
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      Used traditionally in western herbal medicine to help relieve sore throat and cough symptoms of cold and flu.   View details
  2. Blackmores Echinacea Forte 40T
    Blackmores Echinacea Forte 40T
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      Echinacea formula to help shorten the duration and decrease the severity of cold symptoms.    View details
  3. Blackmores Echinacea Forte 150T
    Blackmores Echinacea Forte 150T
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      Echinacea formula to help shorten the duration and decrease the severity of cold symptoms.    View details
  4. Blackmores Echinacea ACE + Zinc 60T
    Blackmores Echinacea ACE + Zinc 60T
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      A combination of echinacea and antioxidant nutrients to help support immune function.   View details
  5. Blackmores Echinacea ACE + Zinc 30T
    Blackmores Echinacea ACE + Zinc 30T
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      A combination of echinacea and antioxidant nutrients to help support immune function.   View details
  6. Bioceuticals ArmaForce Throat Relief Oral Liquid 50ML
    Bioceuticals ArmaForce Throat Relief Oral Liquid 50ML
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      BioCeuticals is a practitioner-only brand. Only patients who have completed a consultation with us may have access to purchase BioCeuticals products on this site.   ArmaForce Throat Relief is a soothing herb and nutrient combination, featuring manuka honey, designed to relieve mild throat inflammation and soothe the mucuous membranes of mouth and throat. View details
  7. Bioceuticals ArmaForce For Juniors Oral Powder 150G
    Bioceuticals ArmaForce For Juniors Oral Powder 150G
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      BioCeuticals is a practitioner-only brand. Only patients who have completed a consultation with us may have access to purchase BioCeuticals products on this site.   ArmaForce For Juniors is a great tasting, naturally flavoured formula, with standardised echinacea for immune system support. Easy, flexible dosing, provides immune support for all ages from two and up. View details
  8. Bioceuticals ArmaForce Cough Relief Oral Liquid 200ML
    Bioceuticals ArmaForce Cough Relief Oral Liquid 200ML
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      BioCeuticals is a practitioner-only brand. Only patients who have completed a consultation with us may have access to purchase BioCeuticals products on this site.   A soothing herbal formula which provides cough relief, due to the common cold. View details
  9. Bioceuticals ArmaForce 30T
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      BioCeuticals is a practitioner-only brand. Only patients who have completed a consultation with us may have access to purchase BioCeuticals products on this site.   The ultimate immune booster A blend of powerful herbs and nutrients to target symptoms of the common cold and mild upper respiratory tract infections Standardised Andrographis and Olive Leaf with Echinacea   View details
  10. Amazonia Raw Chest & Cough Kick Oral Liquid 20ML
    Amazonia Raw Chest & Cough Kick Oral Liquid 20ML
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      Amazonia Raw Chest & Cough Kick Oral Liquid 20ML contains potent herbal extracts such as Echinacea that may help to reduce the severity and duration of symptoms associated with mild upper respiratory tract infections, such as sinusitis, cold, flu and sore throat.   View details
  11. Caruso's Echinacea 6500 One A Day 50 Tablets
    Caruso's Echinacea 6500 One A Day 50 Tablets
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      Caruso's Echinacea 6500 One A Day 50 Tablets is a high dose one-a-day formula which helps reduce congestion, runny nose and sneezing associated with the common cold or a head cold.   View details
  12. Kiwiherb Children's Throat Syrup 200ML
    Kiwiherb Children's Throat Syrup 200ML
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      Kiwiherb Children’s Throat Syrup contains certified organic Echinacea and Thyme, and has been formulated for children 2- 12 years of age.    View details
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