Echinacea/Osha' (Echinacea angustifolia) root is made with dried roots.
SUGGESTED USE: 60 drops, 2-3 times a day
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic Gluten Free cane alcohol, pure vegetable glycerine and ultra-filtered water, using the Cold Percolation process
CONCENTRATION: 1:1.5, 95%
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Excessive use of echinacea can cause throat irritation, nausea, dizziness, and excessive salivation. Rare cases of allergic reactions have been reported. Those with a compromised immune system, such as might result from lupus, should use echinacea only under the advice of a qualified health-care professional. Echinacea can be taken frequently (every couple of hours) during acute infection, but this sort of dosing should be undertaken only for a few days. Herbalists disagree about the effectiveness of the herb's long term use; many recommend taking it for cycles of ten days to three weeks, with breaks in between, while others recommend it for continuous long term use. Although echinacea can often be used in place of antibiotics, it does not strongly affect the genito-urinary system, so don't rely on it to treat infections for that part of the body. Echinacea commonly produces a slightly tingly sensation on the tongue, which is a harmless reaction.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Echinacea angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea
Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
The genus name and common name Echinacea derives from the Greek echinops, "hedgehog," in reference to the stiff, bristly flower head. The species names derive from Latin, with angustifolia meaning "narrow leaved," pallida meaning "pale" (in reference to the color of the flowers), and purpurea meaning "purple" (in reference to the color of the flowers).
Range of Appearance
This perennial herb, native to the prairies of North America, usually attains a height of about 3 feet. The stiff, hairy flower is a cone-shaped disc surrounded by spreading rays from white to pale to deep purple. E. angustifolia has narrow, lance-shaped leaves. E. pallida can grow up to 4 feet tall, and its flower has strongly drooping rays. E. purpurea has oval leaves that are coarsely toothed, and the inner bristly disc of its flower is more orange than that of other species. Echinacea prefers full sun, has low water requirements, and will grow in a wide variety of soil conditions. Overharvesting from the wild, especially of E. angustifolia, is leading to endangerment of this genus. When you purchase this herb, please make sure it has been organically cultivated rather than wildcrafted.