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Echinacea purpurea

  • Botanical nameEchinacea purpurea

  • Common name : Coneflower

  • Geographical position:1400m  above sea level

  • Part of the plant used: Aerial part (wild)

  • Appearance: Dark Brown solid.

  • Major compounds: Chicoric acid, caftaric acid, alkylamides.

  • Odor: Natural and fresh fragrance

Application:

Pharmaceutics
Chemical Industry
Supplements
Food
Natural Cosmetics

Echinacea (E.) purpurea is a medicinal herb mostly used to treat respiratory infections. [1]

Echinacea purpurea has several properties such as anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant, antiviral and healing. Beside upper respiratory tract infection (laryngitis, tonsillitis) it is recommendet to treat otitis media (OM), sinusitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and vaginitis.

It is applied externally to the skin for the treatment of various skin problems such as acne, furuncles, sepsis, burns, dermatitis and insect bites. [2]

These biological and pharmalogical effects are a result of the bioactive compounds such as alkylamides, polysaccharides, flavonoids and  caffeic acid derivates. [3]

Echinacea purpurea is widely used among cancer patients. One study showed that the applied E. purpurea formulation at the recommended dose may be combined safely with docetaxel and presumably also with other anticancer drugs primarily metabolized by CYP3A4. [4]

Literature:

[1] K.M. Kumar, S. Ramaiah: Pharmacological importance of Echinacea purpurea. October 2011International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2(4):304-314

[2] Azadeh Manayi,1 Mahdi Vazirian,2 and Soodabeh Saeidnia1,3: Echinacea purpurea: Pharmacology, phytochemistry and analysis methods. Pharmacogn Rev. 2015 Jan-Jun; 9(17): 63–72.  doi: 10.4103/0973-7847.156353 PMCID: PMC4441164PMID: 26009695

[3] Burlou-Nagy, C.; B ˘anic ˘a, F.; Jurca, T.; Vicas, , L.G.; Marian, E.; Muresan, M.E.; Bácskay, I.; Kiss, R.; Fehér, P.; Pallag, A. Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench: Biological and Pharmacological Properties—A Review. Plants 2022, 11, 1244. https://doi.org/10.3390/ plants11091244

[4] Andrew K L Goey,1 Irma Meijerman,2 Hilde Rosing,3 Jacobus A Burgers,4 Marja Mergui-Roelvink,5 Marianne Keessen,5 Serena Marchetti,5 Jos H Beijnen,1,3 and Jan H M Schellens1,5: The effect of Echinacea purpurea on the pharmacokinetics of docetaxel. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Sep; 76(3): 467–474. Published online 2013 May 23. doi: 10.1111/bcp.12159 PMCID: PMC3769673PMID: 23701184.

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