Dried Echinacea Angustifolia Root
, also known as Western Coneflower, Narrow Leaf Coneflower, Elk Root, Black Samson, Kansas Snakeroot
and Blacksamson Echinacea
is native to North America and is best known for its use as a "fortifier of the immune system". This dried herb is mainly used to prevent flu and minor respiratory diseases.
The Native Americans discovered the benefits of Echinacea Angustifolia
by observing elk seeking out the plants and consuming them when sick or wounded. This is where the name Elk Root
John Uri Lloyd (1849-1936), a well known pharmacist and author from the 19th century, was responsible for the first pharmaceutical preparations of Echinacea
introduced into the medical profession in 1895. From that time into the 1920s, Echinacea
(specifically preparations of Echinacea Angustifolia
) became the most widely prescribed American medicinal plant by physicians in the United States.
is valued as a short-term stimulant to the immune system, especially as a preventative at the onset of colds and flu, or to reduce the symptoms and duration of cold and flu infections. Various species of Echinacea
, including the roots of Echnacea Angustifolia
, Echinacea Pallida
, and Echinacea Purpurea
, have been found to stimulate the immune system.
As with any herb or supplement, a physician should be consulted prior to use.
Dried Echinacea Purpurea Root
Echinacea Pallida Seeds
Echinacea Paradoxa Seeds
Echinacea Purpurea Seeds
Echinacea White Swan Seeds