Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Echinacea purpurea for Prevention of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether Echinacea purpurea given to children for the treatment of acute upper respiratory tract infection (URI) was effective in reducing the ris...

Use of Quantitative Flow Cytometry to Measure Ex Vivo Immunostimulant Activity of Echinacea: The Case for Polysaccharides

Introduction: When directly exposed to various echinacea fractions, human leukocytes ex vivo are strongly stimulated to proliferate and to produce immunostimulation and inflammatory cytokines. A ...

Echinacea Extracts Contain Significant and Selective Activities Against Human Pathogenic Bacteria

Echinacea (Asteraceae) extracts have been advocated traditionally for use in individuals suffering from sore throats, coughs, and various other respiratory symptoms that could be due to bacterial...

Caffeoyl phenols and alkamides of cultivated Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea atrorubens var. paradoxa

Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench was recently introduced into Taiwan. In the present study, the biomass, the contents of caffeoyl phenols, and the content of dodeca-2 E,4 E,8 Z,10 E-tetraenoic acid...

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