Echinacea Root (Echinacea angustifolia)
All our herbs come from certified organic sources or trusted wildcrafters.
ALSO KNOWN AS: Black sampson, Kansas snakeroot, Narrow-leaf coneflower.
PLANT FAMILY: Asteraceae
PART(S) USED: Dried root
OVERVIEW: Echinacea Root (Echinacea anguvstifolia) has become one of the most well-known herbs in American folk herbalism. A perennial member of the sunflower family, Echinacea angustifolia is one of nine species of echinacea native to North America. This specific variety has angular, narrow, hairy leaves and grows approximately one foot tall. Our organically cultivated echinacea root can be steeped as echinacea tea, tinctured, and infused into topical oils.
Echinacea was used extensively by traditional herbalists and Native Americans alike in North America for generations, echinacea eventually gained popularity in Europe in the 1900's. One of its main uses is to support healthy immune function, although many of its historical uses were related to topical applications. It is now one of the most available dietary supplements in health food stores and continues to be a subject of many scientific studies investigating its immune support properties.
TRADITIONAL USES: Echinacea has been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat upper-respiratory ailments such as the common cold.
PRECAUTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS: Echinacea is not recommended for use by those with autoimmune disorders. Consult a healthcare practitioner before use, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are on any medications (especially those for the liver), or have any allergies, especially to other plants in the Asteraceae family (such as daisies or sunflowers).
WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only, has not been evaluated by Health Canada, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
HEALTH CANADA REFERENCE: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=echinacea.angustifolia&lang=eng