Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Three Systematic Reviews of Echinacea Clinical Trials Suggest Efficacy with Cold Symptoms

Reviewed: Linde K, Barrett B, Wolkart K, Bauer R, Melchart D. Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold (review). The Cochrane Library. 2006;1:1-39.

Reviewed: Schoop R, Klein P, Suter A, Johnston S. Echinacea in the prevention of induced rhinovirus colds: a meta-analysis. Clin Ther. 2006;28( 2):174-183.

Reviewed: Shah SA, Sander S, White CM, Rinaldi M, Coleman CI. Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials [abstract and poster]. Amer Coll Clin Pharmacol. September 2006.

Echinacea in autoimmunity revisited

The article presents case studies of aggravation of several auto-immune conditions by echinacea and proposes a physiological mechanism. They include a case of unspecified auto-immune disease with...

Characterization of Antiviral Activities in Echinacea Root Preparations

The roots of three commonly used taxa of Echinacea—E. purpurea, E. pallida var. pallida, and E. pallida var. angustifolia—were extracted and fractionated by means of accelerated solvent extractio...

Echinacea purpurea Aerial Parts Contain Multiple Antiviral Compounds

Stems, leaves, and flowers of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench (Heliantheae: Asteraceae) were fractionated by various solvents and the fractions evaluated for antiviral activity in relation to chem...

The Best in Phytotherapy in 2004: Solving the Echinacea Puzzle

Focuses on the use of echinacea as an immune herb. Information on the therapeutic value of the herb; Variation in the uses of echinacea; Effect of echinacea extract on monocytes.

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