Echinacea Angustifolia

From our list of ailments, see what Echinacea Angustifolia can be used for:

  • Anal Fissures
  • Athletes Foot
  • Cold Sores
  • Colds and Flu
  • Cuts
  • Detoxification
  • Diaper Rash
  • Eczema
  • Flu Virus
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gas Flatulence
  • Genito-Urinary Ailments
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes
  • Hives
  • Immunity
  • Infections
  • Inflammation
  • Influenza
  • Itching
  • Mononucleosis
  • Piles
  • Pimples
  • Prostate
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Shingles
  • Skin Conditions
  • Skin Ulcers
  • Sore Throat
  • Tetters
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Venereal Disease
  • Viral Conditions Infections
  • Wounds
  • Yeast Infections

Natural Remedies using Echinacea Angustifolia

Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea pallida var. angustifolia (often referred to as E. angustifolia). A combination of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea roots works best and I would recommend that you buy it from bona fide herbalists to ensure good quality. Echinacea angustifolia is virtually extinct in the wild through over-harvesting, so be sure to buy only from the cultivated sources – it will be expensive because it is difficult to grow. Echinacea purpurea is, however, easily cultivated in this country and, although less medicinally effective, is a better environmental choice. There is a simple test to assess the quality of echinacea tincture: if you put a drop or two of the neat tincture on your tongue you should feel a strong tingling sensation that is caused by alkylamides, the most relevant active constituents of the plant. If you feel no tingling, you have wasted your money.

Dosages (Echinacea) — 1–2 tbsp fresh root (PED); 3 g dry root (PED); 3 g dry root:15 ml alcohol/15 mg water (PED); 2 tsp root/cup water to 3 ×/day (APA); 1–2 g root as tea 3 ×/day (CAN); 0.25–1 ml liquid root extract (1:1 in 45% ethanol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 10–30 drops root tincture 3 ×/day; 1–2 droppers tincture (APA); 1–2 ml herb tincture (1:5 in 45% alcohol) 3 ×/day (CAN); 300–400 mg solid extract (APA); 2 (500 mg) capsules (StX to contain 125 mg certified potency Echinacea angustifolia root extract with at least 3.2–4.8% echinacoside, in a base of Parthenium integrifolium root, E. angustifolia root, and E. purpurea root) 2–3 ×/day (NH); 2–3 (420 mg) capsules 2–3 ×/day.

Anal Fissures, Athletes Foot, Cold Sores, Colds and Flu, Cuts, Detoxification, Diaper Rash, Eczema, Flu Virus, Fungal Infections, Gas Flatulence, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Hemorrhoids, Herpes, Hives, Immunity, Infections, Inflammation, Influenza, Itching, Mononucleosis, Piles, Pimples, Prostate, Psoriasis, Rash, Shingles, Skin Conditions, Skin Ulcers, Sore Throat, Tetters, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Viral Conditions Infections, Wounds, Yeast Infections

The Benefit of using Echinacea Angustifolia as a natural cure

It is very depressing for a committed herbalist like me to learn how many herbs have become endangered and rare through indiscriminate harvesting from the wild and loss of habitat. For example, in the UK we have lost the lady’s slipper orchid and sundew from the herbal repertoire – both herbs only just surviving in a few isolated spots. Worldwide, Korean ginseng is thought to be close to extinction in the wild, as is Echinacea angustifolia; false unicorn and golden seal have become rare, while slippery elm has become an endangered species. The destruction has been driven by demand, and although all of the above are very useful herbs indeed, they can all be substituted with other herbs possessing similar properties that either occur naturally in Britain or can be easily cultivated.