Botanical Information of Echinacea Purpurea.


Botanical Information of Echinacea Purpurea.

Echinacea purpurea photo  Order:Asterales
 Species:Echinacea purpurea
 Scientific names:Echinacea purpurea (L.) Muench, Echinacea angustifolia D.C. var. angustifolia, Echinacea angustifolia D.C. var. strigosa McGregor, and Echinacea pallida (Nutt.) Nutt.
 Family:Asteraceae [formerly Compositae]
 Echinacea species:Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea purpurea, E. pallida and related spp.
 Common Names:Purple Coneflower, Black Sampson, Niggerhead, Rudbeckia, Sampson Root, Hedgehog, Red Sunflower, Snakeroot, Kansas Snakeroot, Narrow-leaved Purple Coneflower, Scurvy Root, Indian Head, Comb Flower, Black Susans.

 Echinacea purpurea whole herb photo More Common Names:Echinacea; E. angustifolia:narrow-leaved purple coneflower, black sampson, snake root; E. purpurea: purple coneflower; E. pallida: pale purple coneflower. Other common names applied to one or more species include: American coneflower, black Susan, comb flower, hedgehog, Indian head, Kansas snakeroot, Missouri snakeroot, scurvy root (Foster, 1991).

 Echinacea has been known to increase resistance to infection for centuries. Science has shown that it increases the number of white blood cells that fight infection. Both Native Americans and the early settlers used this plant for protecting wounds from infections, and even to cure snakebites. It is also antiviral and is being studied in California as a possible treatment for AIDS. A native of central and south-western United States but domesticated varieties are widely grown in gardens across the world. It prefers dry open ground. Perennial to l m (3ft.) with coarse hairy stems and sparse lanceolate leaves also with coarse hairs. Terminal flowers have a raised cone of florets with an outer ring of purple-ray florets and appear in late summer. Easily cultivated.


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  • Name:Echinacea Extract
  • Serie No:S-009.
  • Specifications:Polyphenols 4%UV;Chicoric Acid 2.0% HPLC;4:1TLC
  • EINECS/ELINCS No.:289-808-4
  • CAS:90028-20-9
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Echinacea Purpurea Root Extract is an extract of the roots of Echinacea purpurea,Compositae.

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