echinacea


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ech·i·na·ce·a

 (ĕk′ə-nā′sē-ə, -nā′shə)
n.
1. Any of several coneflowers of the genus Echinacea, having usually pinkish-purple ray flowers.
2. The roots, seeds, or other parts of such a plant, used in herbal medicine.

[New Latin Echīnācea, genus name, from Latin echīnus, sea urchin (from its rough leaves); see echinus.]

echinacea

(ˌɛkɪˈneɪʃɪə)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: purple coneflower either of the two N American plants of the genus Echinacea, having flower heads with purple rays and black centres: family Compositae (composites). See coneflower
2. (Plants) the powdered root of either of these plants, used to stimulate the immune system
[from New Latin, from Latin echīnātus prickly, from echīnus hedgehog]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Echinacea - small genus of North American coarse perennial herbsEchinacea - small genus of North American coarse perennial herbs
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
coneflower - any of various perennials of the eastern United States having thick rough leaves and long-stalked showy flowers with drooping rays and a conelike center
Translations

ech·i·na·ce·a

n. equinacea, planta medicinal que reduce la inflamación.

Echinacea

(bot) Echinacea
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Echinacea pallida, or pale purple coneflower, grows 2 to 3 feet tall.
The pharmacology of Echinacea is complex and centres around the polyacetylenes and alkylamides, these are responsible for the tissue regeneration and immune-enhancing properties of the plant.
Little is known about the safety of echinacea during pregnancy and whilst no negative case reports have been identified, the European Medicines Agency concluded the safety of echinacea during pregnancy has not been established and accordingly in the absence of sufficient data, its use during pregnancy cannot be recommended.
The patients were randomly assigned to take Echinaforce Hotdrink syrup, a beverage containing an alcoholic extract prepared from freshly harvested echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) herb and root (95% herb; 5% root) supplemented with European elderberry (Sambucus nigra), for 10 days, or oseltamivir for five days followed by placebo for five days.
Very much in evidence now are echinacea, rudbeckia, heleniums and tall grasses.
The genus Echinacea has been revised to four perennial plant species in the Asteraceae family that are native to the plains of central United States and southern Canada as supported by morphometric, molecular and chemosytematic characters (Binns et al.
The research team reviewed 24 randomized controlled trials to determine whether Echinacea was a safe and effective cold prevention and treatment.
Echinaforce is a traditional herbal remedy used to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu, formulated using a combination of 95% Echinacea herb and 5% root.
More recently, the results of the largest ever Echinacea study to date, carried out by Prof Ron Eccles at the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University, were published.
Echinacea is generally safe and well-tolerated, though, in rare cases, it may cause allergic reactions, particularly in people suffering from asthma and allergies.
To order by debit/credit card, call 0844 448 2451 quoting SMG18009 or send a cheque made payable to MGN SMG18009 to Echinacea Purpurea Offer (SMG18009), PO Box 64, South West District Office, Manchester, M16 9HY or visit www.
Although unpleasant tongue sensations (such as itching, burning and numbness) were reported, no allergic events were noted for either the Echinacea or placebo group during the clinical trial--review of the published literature indicates that mild GI symptoms, unpleasant taste/oral sensations and rash are side effects that are anticipated to occur in some individuals.