From babies through to elderly, anyone who has a need for extra immune protection can benefit from Echinacea’s potent supporting properties.

Echinacea is a member of the daisy family, with striking pink flowers with a sharp spiny red/ orange centre. There are nine species of Echinacea but Echinacea purpurea and Echinacea angustifolia are the two most commonly found species in natural health supplements.

The whole plant can be used therapeutically but research has suggested that the root is the most superior therapeutic part.

Benefits & Uses

Immune support:

Echinacea is commonly used to support the body through challenges on the immune system. It is well known for its immune supporting qualities and can assist with a fast recovery when the immune system is faced with invaders.

Liquid extracts can be a challenge for some people as there is a distinctive tingle on the tongue after taking a high quality liquid extract. This is a beneficial way of knowing if you have a superior quality product, however capsules are perhaps more convenient for those who are opposed to the strong taste of herbal extracts.  

As a herbal medicine Echinacea is well tolerated. It is safe for the whole family when taken within the recommended dosage.

Upper respiratory tract support:

Echinacea provides support for relief of symptoms of common winter ills and chills. When taken addition to rest, sleep and rehydration, Echinacea can aid in recovery of immune challenges and can help get you on the road to a quick recovery.


Echinacea may not be the first herb you think of when it comes to topical support for skin conditions, but it has been traditionally used to support skin healing and blemishes thanks to its astringent properties.