Since the 18th century, the Indians of North America began to know how to use Echinacea as a treatment for snake venom, mosquitoes, poisonous sores, etc. In the early 20th century, the biochemical community began to discover that Echinacea extract has the function of enhancing the body’s natural defense system. , especially in the face of infectious pathogens, it has an excellent effect. In Europe and the United States, products using Echinacea extract as raw materials have occupied the first position in annual sales of botanical medicines for several years. Especially in Germany and France, echinacea extracts and their preparations have become household medicines. In the sales ranking of medicinal plants in the United States, Echinacea has ranked first for 5 consecutive years and has been at the forefront of the European and American herbal medicine market for 8 consecutive years. The immune activity of Echinacea has received widespread attention at home and abroad. Echinacea is native to North America. By nourishing bone marrow cells, it has a positive effect on improving body resistance, fighting colds, and eliminating fatigue. Echinacea products are also widely used not only in North America but also in Europe, Oceania, Japan, and Korea.
More and more people have realized that the health of the human body ultimately depends on their own immunity. If the immunity is strong, the resistance will be strong, and it will be able to resist the intrusion of various diseases. Therefore, people all over the world are actively looking for ways to strengthen themselves. Immunity is a good recipe for improving body function. Since the 1990s, in European and American countries, many people who care about their health have begun to take echinacea products to strengthen their body functions and improve their immunity. With the deepening of immunological research, scientists have found that the decline in bone marrow quality is the root cause of low immunity. For every 10% increase in the ruddy bone marrow of the human body, the incidence of cancer will be reduced by 66%, and the physical condition will be 9 years younger. Echinacea is the symbol of North American botanical medicine, and it is also recognized by the world as a plant with the functions of nourishing bone marrow and enhancing immunity. The results of bone marrow determination of 45 ethnic groups around the world show that Indians are the race with the best bone marrow status. Investigators analyzed that this is directly related to the Indians’ preference for Echinacea. Even today, in traditional Indian settlements, Indians can be seen everywhere with Echinacea branches and leaves in their mouths. The U.S. FDA recommends that people take daily healthy foods containing the active ingredient of echinacea to strengthen bone marrow and prevent disease. Many people buy echinacea products in bulk to keep at home. In addition to enhancing immunity, Echinacea is widely used in diseases that have occurred but have not yet penetrated into the body or become chronic diseases, especially in the prevention and shortening of common colds, influenza, and related diseases. It has a very special effect. Echinacea has definite effects on the treatment of sore throat, colds, colds, and mild to moderate infections, effectively shortening the course of colds and speeding up the recovery of body. The mechanism of action of echinacea extract includes immune stimulation, enhancing the lethality of immune cells in the body to pathogens, inhibiting virus replication, and anti-inflammatory effects.
The American Herbal Products Association gives Echinacea a first-class safety rating. Therefore, as long as you take it as directed by your doctor or on the label, you are relatively safe. In Germany, the duration of use of echinacea extract is limited to 8 weeks. Consult a doctor for long-term use. Echinacea extract can rarely cause allergic reactions.
Echinacea purpurea extract (Echinacea purpurea extract) comes from the herbaceous flowering plants of Compositae. It contains active ingredients such as cichoric acid, polysaccharides, and alkamides. Antibacterial and antiviral effects can be used to prevent or treat colds and promote wound healing in the early stage of the disease.
Echinacea extract contains many components, including a variety of active components, which mainly contain phenolic acids, polysaccharides, alkaneamides, polyethylene, glycoproteins, etc. Among them, phenolic acids, polysaccharides, and alkylamines are closely related to the regulation of the immune system. In Echinacea plants, the content of phenolic acids is quite high, which has multiple biological activities, including anti-inflammatory, preventing thrombosis, inhibiting tumor proliferation, anti-oxidation, scavenging free radicals, and other functions.
Although Echinacea extract contains many ingredients, its extract has almost no specific pungent smell, usually just a refreshing and slightly herbaceous smell, without bitterness or sourness. As a result, there is a lot of echinacea pollen on the market to make a variety of health foods, and its natural extracts are also widely used in the field of health care products.