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Related to echinacea: goldenseal, Echinacea angustifolia

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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Broadly viewed as an immunostimulant by consumers, Echinacea is primarily taken to decrease the risk of contracting colds, flu and generalized upper respiratory infections, to shorten the duration and severity of such illnesses and to otherwise boost the immune system prophylactically.
Echinacea in the prevention of induced rhinovirus colds: a meta-analysis.
Richard Woodfield, the MHRA's head of herbal policy, even stated that: "This is not a serious safety issue, but parents and carers need to be aware that children under 12 could have a low risk of developing allergic reactions, such as rashes from oral Echinacea products.
have found alternative crops such as echinacea to be both profitable and a good fit for their farm, but echinacea is a crop that illustrates well what factors farmers need to consider before making major changes to their operation.
Research: This study investigated the safety (risk) and efficacy (benefit) of Echinacea purpurea extract in the prevention of common cold episodes in a large population over a 4 -month period; 755 healthy subjects were allocated to receive either an alcohol extract from freshly harvested E.
Familiar to many gardeners as purple coneflower, echinacea is used to boost the immune system.
Immunomodulation mediated by a herbal syrup containing a standardised Echinacea root extract: a pilot study in health human subjects on cytokine gene expression.
Q I RECENTLY read in a magazine article that the entertainer Bonnie Langford uses a herb called echinacea to ward off infections.
The existing pollen key from Team Echinacea provided an opportunity to meld these elements together.
A new trial aimed to clear up this uncertainty by randomising 719 people with a common cold to one of four arms - two blinded groups (placebo pills or echinacea pills) and two open label groups (no pills or echinacea pills).
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The research team reviewed 24 randomized controlled trials to determine whether Echinacea was a safe and effective cold prevention and treatment.