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Summary
E. Vis-Renia     Echinacea purpurea/angustifolia (1)

Hardly any plant has been so highly praised for raising body resistance, as Echinacea. Any autumn, Echinacea sells like hot buns; having Echinacea in the home is held to be equivalent to passing a colds free, flue free, bronchitis free, winter. Is this justified? Is it worthwhile to take Echinacea, to boost resistance? This article describes the therapeutic properties of this plant. It comes in two parts. The first part addresses the origin, and the traditional uses, of the various forms of the plant. It also presents the majority of effective ingredients. The second part describes its pharmacology, and presents some scientific studies. This is complemented with the indications and counter-indication for, and the effects and counter-effects, reactions and cross-interactions of its use. It concludes with recommendations for dosage and duration of use.

Key words
Herb, Remedy, Echinacea, pharmacology

Auteur:
E. Vis-Renia is als wetensch Bonusan Geneesmiddelen E Crosestein 14-01, 3704 NE

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