Echinacea spp.

Part Used

Root, flower, leaves


Immune; lymphatic


Antimicrobial; anti-inflammatory; diaphoretic; immune-stimulant; immuno-modulator; lymphatic; vulnerary

Traditional Uses

Immune modulating properties improves resistance to various types of infections. Best used preventatively or in the very early stages. Used as a vulnerary, topically and locally, to protect against infection, repair tissue damage and facilitate connective tissue regeneration. Traditionally used for boils, abscesses, eczema, or in the mouth for ulcers and mouth sores, gingivitis and tooth aches. Taken internally for headaches, shingles, and neuralgia. Some have found benefit for ear infections, nose/sinus catarrh, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, and for coughs, colds, allergies, dyspepsia, and GIT infections.

*dosage sensitive (correct dose required for effectiveness); caution should be taken if used with autoimmune conditions. ^1. 2.