Echinacea purpurea P. E
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BOTANICAL SOURCE: Echinacea purpurea or Echinacea angustifolia
COMPONENTS: Phenolic Compounds
SPECIFICATION: Phenolics>=4.0%, Cichoric acid>=2.0%
APPEARANCE: Brownish green fine powder
TEST METHODS: UV
ACTION: Increase Immune
PACKING: 25KG/Drum. Also can be according to customers demands.
Echinacea has been shown to boost the immune system, short-circuit colds and flu, fight bacterial and viral infections, lower fever and calm allergic reactions when taken internally. One recent study found that echinacea stimulates alveolar macrophages, this finding gives some support for using the herb for the treatment and prevention of upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common cold. Several constituents of Echinacea have been shown to work together to increase the proliferation and activity of white blood cells. These include alkylamides/ polyacetylenes, caffeic acid derivatives, and polysaccharides. Researchers have also determined that Echinacea increases levels of the antiviral substance interferon as well as an immune-related blood protein known as properdin. In addition, a recent study found that Echinacea contains a number of antioxidant compounds, which suggests that Echinacea extracts would protect the skin from sunlightinduced free-radical damage. Results of a study published in 2002 suggest that echinacea may help to alleviate some of the side effects associated with chemotherapy.