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The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on echinacea made available through the generosity of Natural Factors' adoption.

Additional ABC Echinacea Resources

Echinacea purpurea herb monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs

Echinacea purpurea root monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs

Echinacea angustifolia herb and root / E. pallida herb monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs

Echinacea pallida root monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs

Echinacea purpurea herb monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines

Echinacea purpurea root monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines

Echinacea angustifolia herb and root / E. pallida herb monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines

Echinacea pallida root monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines

HerbalGram Articles

Cochrane Review of Safety and Efficacy of Echinacea Preparations Shows Trend of Small Preventive Effect for Common Cold Symptoms. 2015; 107:1-6.

Echinacea Differences Matter: Traditional Uses ofEchinacea angustifoliaRoot Extracts vs. Modern Clinical Trials withEchinacea purpureaFresh Plant Extracts. 2013; 97:46-57.

Three Systematic Reviews of Echinacea Clinical Trials Suggest Efficacy with Cold Symptoms. 2007; 74:28-31.

HerbClip Articles

Proteobacterial Symbionts of Echinacea Are Usually Responsible for Most Macrophage Activation Activity. HC# 111663-570, June 15, 2017

Echinacea spp. Extracts Are Well Tolerated with Few Adverse Effects. HC# 121522-548, July 15, 2016.

Meta-analysis Concludes Echinacea Extracts Safely Reduce Risk of Respiratory Tract Infection Recurrence and Complications. HC# 071566-534, December 15, 2015.

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