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The benefits of echinacea

Write the 15/02/2023 by Santarome Bio

What is echinacea?

Echinacea or echinacea is a plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. These plants were discovered in America. The etymology of the word means “thorn” because the center of this plant has thorns around which are pink petals one meter long.

There are 11 kinds of echinacea but the most popular are:

  1. Echinacea Purpurea

  2. Echinacea Angustifolia

  3. Echinacea Pallida

These three species of echinacea are sought after for their anti-inflammatory and healing properties. They are also used to prevent germs and strengthen the immune system, and are therefore taken, for this reason, in winter.



Echinacea is a daisy-like plant. Their main difference is the center of the echinacea which is provided with stinging spikes. In principle pink in color, the petals of this plant differ depending on the species. Thus, they can exhibit white, yellow or purple petals.

The stems can reach between 1 m and 1.80 m in height. These plants have active ingredients in their composition, namely:

  1. Alkylamides,
  2. Compounds from caffeic acid: echinacoside, cynarin or cichoric acid,
  3. Flavonoids,
  4. Polysaccharides,
  5. Essential oils.

Echinacea is grown from July to October.

History and habitat

The benefits of echinacea were discovered by Native Americans who used it to treat sores and injuries. Then, this plant was used to treat certain illnesses and strengthen the body.

Noticing the miracles of this plant with pink petals, other continents such as Europe or Africa began producing this infallible remedy.

The cultivation land for echinacea depends on its variety. Thus, some species prefer moist and cool areas while others worship dry soils.

Properties and benefits of echinacea

  1. Healing properties: Native American tribes used to treat wounds, wounds or animal bites using the active ingredients of echinacea. Since then, it has been used in pharmaceutical products for healing wounds or traces of acne that persist.

  2. Anti-inflammatory properties: infusions or maceration of this purplish plant help fight persistent winter illnesses such as colds or flu by clearing the respiratory tract. It also helps limit inflammation of the throat.

  3. Immunostimulating action: the active ingredients of echinacea help strengthen the immune defenses during the winter period and also increase white blood cells during an infection

  4. Anti-cancer action: echinacea is composed of cichoric acid. Studies have shown that this active ingredient helps slow the spread of colon cancer and stabilize it.

  5. Controls anxiety: Echinacea helps improve the psychological state of people with anxiety disorders. Indeed, the active ingredients of this plant target areas affected by anxiety and have an impact on the negative waves of cells in order to help deal with stress.

  6. Fight against diabetes: a recent study has demonstrated the effects of echinacea on people suffering from diabetes. The plant's active ingredients absorb glucose from fat cells. However, it is recommended to consult a doctor before administering this plant in case of diabetes.

  7. Benefits for the skin: Skin problems can be relieved and cured by administering echinacea plants. Present in certain pharmaceutical creams, it can help with acne, eczema, inflammations or even bites. They can also help the skin to regenerate.

How to consume it + Dosage

In capsules, mother tincture, maceration or cream, there are several types of consumption of echinacea.

Made from dried plants, the ampoules are excellent solutions rich in active ingredients with a precise dosage. Encapsulation maintains the stability of the formula and increases the concentration and effectiveness of the active ingredients.

To prevent your body from external microbes, Santarome Bio offers concentrated echinacea ampoules to boost your immune system. The Ultra Immunity Organic Program package is taken as a cure to protect you against all types of bacteria.


  1. From the 1st to the 10th day: take 1 “step 1” ampoule per day,
  2. From the 11th to the 20th day: take 1 “step 2” ampoule per day,
  3. From the 21st to the 30th day: take 1 “step 3” ampoule per day.

The ampoules should be taken every morning, diluted in a glass of water (20cl).

Precautions for use and side effects

Echinacea can cause side effects like allergic reactions, asthma attacks or conjunctiva. Although echinacea is a natural product, it can nevertheless also cause intestinal disorders, nausea, vomiting and in certain cases, fever (most often, in the event of an overdose).

Echinacea plants should not be consumed by pregnant women or children under 6 years old.

Before using it, it is necessary to seek the advice of a doctor in case you suffer from diabetes or if people are subject to several allergies. People suffering from certain illnesses (tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, etc.) must also seek the advice of a doctor before any type of administration.

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