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Echinacea Root - Organic

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Echinacea, commonly known as purple coneflower, is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae). It is native to North America and is well-known for its potential medicinal properties, particularly in supporting the immune system and potentially reducing the severity and duration of colds and other upper respiratory infections.

The shredded root of Echinacea plants is often used in herbal medicine preparations. It's believed to contain bioactive compounds that contribute to its potential health benefits. Learn more about the compounds below:

  1. Alkamides: These are thought to play a role in stimulating the immune system and reducing inflammation.

  2. Polysaccharides: These complex carbohydrates may help modulate immune responses and have anti-inflammatory effects.

  3. Caffeic Acid Derivatives: Compounds like cichoric acid are antioxidants that may support immune function and overall health.


Echinacea • Echinacea purpurea • Shredded Root

Loose by the Ounce: This herb is available by the ounce and comes in a stand-up holographic bag with a see-through front. There is no informative label on the back of these pouches.
Glass Jar: The jar holds approximately 2.5oz Shredded Echinacea Root, and has a twist-on air-tight cap. The jar has a label with background info, tea instructions and more.


Echinacea root tea is generally considered safe for most people when consumed in moderation. However, there are certain individuals who should exercise caution or avoid it altogether:

  1. People with Allergies: If you are allergic to plants in the Asteraceae family, such as ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, or daisies, you may also be allergic to echinacea. Allergic reactions can range from mild itching or swelling to more severe symptoms like difficulty breathing.

  2. Autoimmune Diseases: Some studies suggest that echinacea may stimulate the immune system, which could potentially exacerbate autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or multiple sclerosis. People with these conditions should consult with their healthcare provider before using echinacea.

  3. Certain Medications: Echinacea may interact with certain medications, including immunosuppressants, medications metabolized by the liver, and medications that can cause liver damage. If you're taking any prescription medications, it's important to check with your healthcare provider before consuming echinacea.

  4. Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women: There's limited research on the safety of echinacea for pregnant or breastfeeding women, so it's best to err on the side of caution and avoid it unless specifically recommended by a healthcare provider.

  5. Children: Echinacea is not recommended for children under the age of 12 due to limited research on its safety and efficacy in this population.

  6. People with Certain Medical Conditions: Individuals with conditions such as HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis should avoid using echinacea due to potential interactions with their medications or conditions.

As always, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating echinacea or any herbal remedy into your routine, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications.

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Please remember, herbal regimens are not one-herb-fits-all, as they may affect everyone differently. It's important to educate yourself thoroughly about any herbs and their potential contraindications before adding them to your herbal regimen. We ask that you please consult your physician about any medical concern you may have regarding herbal supplements. These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration; therefore, we cannot claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information on this listing and at is for educational purposes only.

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