Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) – the Asteraceae family
This is a perennial plant, with individual flowers at the top of the stalk. The petals are white, pink or red, with a red-brown central disc. In the past, it has been used by Native Americans in treating snake bites. It was appropriated by American colonialists in 1800 and integrate in their medicinal arsenal.
The plant’s popularity increased during the 19th century. Firstly imported in Germany in 1930, German researchers did many biochemical and pharmacological tests to prove its efficiency. In traditional medicine the plant is used to sustain the body’s immunity.
Actions: helps scarring, antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal.
Recommendations and administration:
– wounds with a high risk of infection – washing the area with concentrated Echinacea extract, followed by compressions for one hour every day.
Ingredients: water, propylene glycol, aerial parts of Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) – 16 g, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.