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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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Standardised Echinacea angustifolia extract and immunomodulatory effects in humans
In this study, the immunomodulatory effect of a triply standardized Echinacea angustifolia root extract (Polinacea[R]) was evaluated in 10 healthy subjects.
The new facility will process botanicals such as blueberry, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, oregano, peppermint and nettle.
In fact, echinacea species were the top selling medicinal botanicals in the 1990s and in particular, the wild-harvested Echinacea angustifolia roots held the highest market value of all echinacea sold as phytomedicine.
AnxioFit-1 is a highly specialized extract of specific plant compounds from a single form of Echinacea angustifolia.
Processed botanicals such as blueberry, Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, oregano, peppermint and nettle, will be supplied to Amway global manufacturing operations.
The three most commonly used species in supplemental preparations are Echinacea angustifolia, E.
Scarified seeds are placed under a temperature of 3 to 10 [degrees]C; however, in various plants certain temperatures, and durations that seeds are treated with this temperature is different [23,19] stated that the plant, pre-chilling for 7 and 15 days in the light and darkness had no affect on Echinacea angustifolia germination percentage, but the germination rate increased significantly.
In the summer of 2009, as an RET (Research Experience for Teachers), I joined the research team studying Echinacea angustifolia by assisting with ongoing research.
Echinacea is a popular and widely used herbal medicine often used for improving immune function; Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia are the most commonly prescribed species.
In contrast, certain alkylamides from Echinacea angustifolia and E.
Personally, I would always lean towards echinacea angustifolia - which also happens to be the most expensive