Viridian Echinacea 60 Capsules

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What does Echinacea do?

The Echinacea species are perennial herbs native to Midwestern North America although they grow well in the UK and North European climates. Of the nine species, E. Angustifolia, E. Purpurea, and E. Pallida are the most commonly used clinically. The portions of the plant used for medicinal purposes include the aerial portion, and the whole plant including the root. Historically, Echinacea has been used by the American Indians for more illnesses than any other plant.

Echinacea is good for WOUND HEALING

Echinacin, as well as polysaccharide components have been shown to promote tissue regeneration and reduce inflammation. This effect is largely due to the inhibition of the enzyme HYALURONIDASE, thus helping maintain tissue integrity. Echinacea also stimulates the production of glycosaminoglycans and fibro blast growth needed for wound healing. The polysaccharide portion enhances adrenal hormone production thus helping reduce inflammatory processes.

Echinacea boosts your immune system

Echinacea provides a broad spectrum of effects on the immune system and appears to offer benefit for all infectious conditions. The majority of effects appear to be due to the binding of Echinacea polysaccharides to carbohydrate receptors on the cell surface of macrophages and T-cells.

Echinacea polysaccharides also promote T-cell activation – increasing interferon, secretion of lymphokines, interleukin-1, and macrophage phagocytosis.

Echinacea is ANTI-VIRAL

Echinacea has shown to be effective against the common cold, influenza and herpes virus, and urogenital infections. Research has demonstrated that Echinacea reduces severity of cold symptoms, time between infections, and increased the speed of recovery


Echinacea exerts an anti-bacterial effect largely due to its content of echinacoside,acaffeicacidderivative. Thiseffecthasbeennotedinbothinternalandexternal bacterial infections.

Echinacea is ANTI-CANDIDA 

The influence of Echinacea on improving cell mediated immunity helps provide resistance to infection from mould-like bacteria, parasites, fungi, and yeast organisms such as Candida Albicans.

Dosage- Organic tincture: 15-30 drops two to three times daily Standardised herb: 150-300mg daily

When to use Echinacea

General infectious conditions, influenza, colds, upper respiratory tract infections, urogenital infections, wound healing, abscesses, folliculitis, eczema, burns, varicose ulcers of the leg, arthritis.

Adverse effects of Echinacea

Caution also for transplant patients and patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs. Echinacea is not recommended in cases of auto-immune disorders such as lupus or M.S. - (although some authorities believe it may even be beneficial). Caution required in those with known allergens to the daisy family (Compositae)

Interactions -None known
Useful links - Immune support - Oregon grape, Vitamin C, E, Zinc, Beta carotene

Candida control – Oregon grape, probiotics, fibre complex, l-glutamine, digestive aid

Note: In a healthy individual there would appear no need to continually stimulate the immune system. Studies have shown that Echinacea can be used long term in cases of impaired immune function. The usual recommendation for long term use is 8 weeks on followed by 1 week off.

Vegan, Kosher, Organic

Two organically-grown varieties of echinacea (equal ratio purpurea and angustifolia). The root is used in this formulation. Certified organic by the Soil Association.

Directions: As a food supplement, take one capsule daily with food, or as directed by your healthcare professional.​