Echinacea purpurea, echinacea angustifolia. Used as a potent immune stimulant, echinacea has been shown to increase white blood cell production and activity, interferon and antibody production and to reduce the ability of various harmful organisms to spread. As such, echinacea can be taken to help prevent or speed recovery from colds, influenza and general infections. This very popular herb also possesses anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
primary active(s): echinacosides, polysaccharides
contraindications: Not recommended in those with an auto-immune disease.